PARK CITY, UT (July 30) – Olympic ski jumper Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) took his third straight U.S. title Saturday at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships in Park City. Jessica Jerome took the women’s crown for her eighth career U.S. title.
Frenette, who swept the large and normal hill at U.S. Championships last year, beat the field by 11 points. Jerome beat out the women’s field by jumping almost ten meters further than anyone else in both her round one and round two jumps. 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT), who swept both titles last season, was third.
“Training has been going great, and it was awesome that I was able to carry it over to today,” Frenette said. “I’m really happy with my results and how everything played out.”
Jerome, who had the longest single jump of the day for both men and women – 127.5 meters – was pleased obviously pleased with her performance.
“I’ve been skiing really well in training this season,” Jerome said. “I felt confident going into this U.S. Championships and it just seemed to fall into place. We’re a really tight knit group so we continue to push each other to be the best. I just felt really good today.”
Frenette posted the second-best jump, flying a meter shy of Jerome’s mark – 126.5 meters.
Normal hill and nordic combined U.S. Championships will continue at Norge Ski Club at Fox River Grove, IL. on Oct. 1.
Park City, UT – July 30, 2011
Ski Jumping – Large Hill
(Jump distances in meters) total points
1. Peter Frenette, Lake Placid, NY (124.5m, 126.5m) 250.3
2. Chris Lamb, Lake Placid, NY (122.5m, 123.5m ) 239.3
3. Bryan Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, CO (120.5m, 122.5m) 234.9
1, Jessica Jerome, Park City, UT (127.5m, 126.5m) 242.2
2. Sarah Hendrickson, Park City, UT (118.5m117.5m) 217.8
3. Lindsey Van, Park City, UT (116.5m, 116.5m) 214.9