SKI & SNOWBOARD
Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, Utah) finished second and third in two FIS Ski Jumping World Cups on Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 in Ljubno, Slovenia, to make up her seventh and eighth podiums of the year.
Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, Vt.) led the way for Team USA in the classic sprint on Feb. 18 in the world cup event in Davos, Switzerland, when he skied to a fourth-place finish. In the distance events, Jessie Diggins (Afton, Minn.) and Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, Vt.) both notched top-15 finishes, with Diggins crossing in 14th and Stephen 15th.
Hannah Kearney (Norwich, Vt.) and Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, Conn.) finished first and second in the women's moguls on Feb. 15 at the FIS Freestyle World Cup in Rosa Khutor, Russia. Competing at the 2014 Olympic venue, Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, Wash.) finished second on the men's moguls. In aerials, on Feb. 17, Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, Mass.) and Kiley McKinnon (Madison, Conn.) each soared to a fifth-place finish.
The 2014 Olympic halfpipe was tested by U.S. skiers for the first time on Feb. 16 in Rosa Khutor, with U.S. athletes Torin Yater-Wallace (Aspen, Colo.) and Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, Colo.) finishing first and second in the FIS Freestyle World Cup. Jamie Crane-Mauzy (Park City, Utah) was the top U.S. woman, finishing ninth.
Kelly Clark (W. Dover, Vt.) dominated the competition at the FIS Snowboard World Cup halfpipe event on Feb. 14 in Rosa Khutor. Scotty Lago (Seabrook, N.H.) finished third in the men's competition.
Alex Deibold (Manchester Center, N.H.) raced to his first-career podium on Feb. 17 in the FIS Snowboard World Cup snowboardcross in Rosa Khutor. Deibold finished with silver while teammate Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, Calif.) finished fourth, and Faye Gulini (Salt Lake City, Utah) led the U.S. women in eighth.
The U.S. men opened the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship with a 2-1 victory over Haiti on Feb. 18 in Puebla, Mexico. Luis Gil (Garden Grove, Calif.) and Daniel Cuevas (Sacramento, Calif.) each notched goals for the U.S.
Battling a team-wide bout with the flu, Jonathan Kuck (Park City, Utah) and Anna Ringsred (Duluth, Minn.) notched the top-U.S. finishes in the 1,500- kilometer, with Kuck placing 12th in the men's race and Ringsred finishing 18th in the women's.
Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.) and Becca Mann (Clearwater, Fla.) each won twice on Feb. 16 at the Arena Grand Prix in Orlando, Fla. Franklin won the 200- meter backstroke and the 100 freestyle to go along with her victories in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke earlier in the meet. Olympians Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.) and Anthony Ervin (Berkeley, Calif.) also won events at the meet.
TRACK & FIELD
Bernard Lagat (Tucson, Ariz.) raced cheetah-patterned spikes to a new American record in the two-mile at the 12th Millrose Games on Feb. 16 at The Armory in New York. Erik Sowinski (Waukesha, Wis.) and Alysia Montano (Canyon Country, Calif.) each broke the record in the 600-meter, while Edward Cheserek (Newark, N.J.) broke a 49-year-old record in the high school boys' two-mile, and Mary Cain (Bronxville, N.Y.) improved her own record in the high school girls' mile.
Jon Reader (Ames, Iowa; -84 kg.), Nick Marable (Columbia, Mo.; -74 kg.) and Wynn Michalak (Champaign, Ill.; -96 kg.) all won gold medals at the Dan Kolov International, Feb. 16-17, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Jake Varner (State College, Pa.; -96 kg.) earned silver.