Thursday, December 14, 2006

News from the Luge World

Ashley Hayden was one of Dr. Saleeby's Luge coaches at Lake Placid's York Training Center and goes on to place 7th in the 2006 World Cup in Calgary, Canada and qualifies for a spot at the world championships in early 2007.

Excerpt from USA Luge Online Journal 12-11-06:
Ashley Hayden raced to the best U.S. women’s singles result, seventh, and also qualified for February’s world championships, in Igls, Austria. The Salt Lake City Olympian raced to a two-run time of 1:34.369 and joins Erin Hamlin on USA Luge’s four-sled women’s singles world championship squad. Hamlin, who made the team last weekend in Park City, scored a 14th place result, Friday, and clocked a combined time of 1:35.166. Fellow Americans Courtney Zablocki slid to an 11th place time of 1:34.800, while Samantha Retrosi wrapped up her two runs in a time of 1:35.768 on her way to a 20th place result.


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