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    Sunday, December 14, 1997

    Stecher wins Nordic combined event


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     STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Austrian Mario Stecher, who led the 112-meter jumping a day earlier, skied away from the field Sunday in a 15-kilometer race to win a Nordic combined World Cup meet with ease.
     In the sport's handicap-start format, Stecher started 50 seconds ahead of teammate Dave Kreiner, a 110-pound, 16-year-old who was second in jumping. While Kreiner, who is not strong in cross-country, dropped back, Todd Lodwick of Steamboat Springs and Norwegian Bjarte Engen Vik, starting third and fourth, battled for second place.
     In the end, Vik pulled away from Lodwick for his fourth second-place result at the Sprint Ski Town USA World Cup. Vik, sprinting to the finish, was 39.7 seconds behind Stecher, who skied through the final kilometer for the sixth victory of his career; he earned $3,500 and reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the World Cup points.
     "I wanted to start fast or the others could think they might catch me," Stecher said.
     He was all by himself throughout the three-lap race and never was challenged.

     STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Top nordic combined skiers Sunday at the Sprint Ski Town USA World Cup with 112-meter jumping and 15-kilometer race ranks in parentheses:
     1. Mario Stecher, Austria (1, 21)
     2. Bjarte Engen Vik, Norway (4, 12), 39.7 seconds behind.
     3. Todd Lodwick, Steamboat Springs, Colo. (3, 14), 46.8 seconds.
     4. Samppa Lajunen, Finland (6, 9), 1:11.4.
     5. Ladislav Rygl, Czech Republic (11, 3), 1:11.4.
     6. Chistoph Eugen, Austria (8, 20), 2:17.0.
     7. Felix Gottwald, Austria (16, 11), 2:21.9.
     8. Kenji Ogiwara, Japan (13, 17), 2:28.0.
     9. Jari Mantila, Finland (14, 16), 2:30.7.
     10. Tim Tetreault, Norwich, Vt. (10, 30) 3:08.0.
     11. David Kreiner, Austria (2, 40), 3:09.6.
     12. Milan Kucera, Czech Republic (15, 25), 3:22.2.
     13. Trugiharu Ogiwara, Japan (18, 28), 3:41.1.
     14. Andrea Longo, Italy (20, 25), :42.2.
     15. Jacob Gunnes, Norway (33, 4), 3:46.5.
     Also
     23. Dave Jarrett, Steamboat Springs, Colo. (24, 24), 4:11.0.
     39. Bill Demong, Saranac Lake, N.Y. (17, 43), 6:18.3.
     ------
     World Cup points (4 events)
     1. Stecher, 485.
     2. Vik, 475.
     3. Manninen, 397.
     4. Lajunen, 375.
     5. Ronny Ackermann, Germany, 276.
     6. Lodwick, 269.
     7. Gard Myhre, Norway, 261.
     8. Mantila, 252.
     9. Eugen, 227.
     10. Gottwald, 217.
     11. Rygl, 198.
     12. Ogiwara, 195.
     13. Elden, 138.
     14. Longo, 133.
     15. Hammer, 123. Also
     23. Tetreault, 90.
     24. Jarrett, 87.
     52. Demong, 10.