Lalive finishes eighth in Italy

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Steamboat Springs native Caroline Lalive collected her second World Cup top-10 finish in two days Friday as she skied to eighth place in a downhill event in Santa Caterina, Italy.

Ingrid Jacquemod of France won the event in a time of 1 minute, 40.29 seconds. Austria's Renate Goetschl was second at 1:40.40, and France's Carole Montillet was third at 1:40.41.

American Lindsey Kildow was fourth at 1:40.73, Lalive finished eighth at 1:40.94, Kirsten Clark was 12th at 1:41.19, and Julia Mancuso was 13th at 1:41.26.

After finishing fourth, Kildow, a 20-year-old American, was disappointed even though she kept the lead in the downhill standings.

''Coming in fourth is like being the first loser,'' Kildow said about missing the podium by one spot.

The Minnesota native based in Vail, Colo., finished 0.44 seconds behind Ingrid Jacquemod of France, a first-time winner on the circuit. Jacquemod's time was 1 minute, 40.29 seconds, 0.11 faster than defending downhill champion Renate Goetschl of Austria and 0.12 ahead of Carole Montillet-Carles of France.

Kildow has become accustomed to standing on the podium this season.

She got her breakthrough World Cup victory at the season-opening downhill in Lake Louise, Alberta, on Dec. 3, then came in third in a super-G on the same course two days later. More recently, Kildow wound up second in a super-G in St. Moritz and in Thursday's downhill in Italy.

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