LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) – Alexandra Meissnitzer earned her 14th career World Cup victory and led a 1-2-3 Austrian sweep Sunday in the season’s first super-G race, wrapping up a chilly weekend of competition at Lake Louise.

Meissnitzer, third in Friday’s downhill, won in 1 minute, 21.73 second. Andrea Fischbacher was one-tenth of a second back at 1:21.83. Michaela Dorfmeister, in her final race on a hill where she enjoyed great success, was third at 1:22.56.

Dorfmeister, retiring after this season, was second and third in the two downhill races Friday and Saturday.

The Austrian trio is a mix of veteran experience and rising talent. Meissnitzer and Dorfmeister are 32. Fischbacher, the world junior super-G champion in 2004, is 20 and in her second World Cup season. Her previous best finish was eighth in the super-G at Cortina last season.

Lindsey Kildow of the United States, winner of Saturday’s downhill, was sixth at 1:23.09, just ahead of American teammate Kirsten Clark, who finished seventh at 1:23.12.

The United States had five skiers in the top 14. Libby Ludlow, who underwent major knee surgery after last season, was a career-best 10th, Carolina Lalive 15th and Julia Mancuso tied for 14th.

Temperature at the finish was minus-14 degrees on a mostly sunny day.

AP-ES-12-04-05 1438EST


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