Puckett Wins US National Downhill

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Jackson Hole, WY Mar. 24--Boulder, Colorado's own Chris Puckett won the US Alpine National downhill race today by 0.32 seconds over Canadian Darin McBeath, who won yesterday's FIS downhill.

"I knew I had to do everything right today," explained Pukett of his key to victory. "Today, I just started my turns earlier and stayed on my skis."

Sidelined for the 1999 season by injuries sustained in a Thanksgiving Day crash, this victory is just what Puckett needed to get back into the groove.

"I felt good today," continued Puckett. "This is a great way to end the season. This really makes me look forward to next season."