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NORBA series finals - NE

Mt Snow, Vermont, USA, August 27-28, 2005

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Race 3 - August 27: Dual Slalom

The overall series title in the pro women's mountain cross came down to the final heat in the consolation round of Saturday's dual slalom between series leader entering the event, Melissa Buhl (Chandler, Ariz.) and Australian Katrina Miller.

Buhl held just a seven-point lead over Miller and after Tara Llanes (Los Alamitos, Calif.) and Kathy Pruitt (Lake Almanor, Calif.) advanced to the finals, Miller and Buhl were paired against each other in the consolation round.

Racing for third place on the day and the overall series championship, Miller edged Buhl by just one point to claim the championship.

In the primary final, Pruitt bested Llanes for the win.

In the men's dual slalom, an all-Southern Hemisphere final between Australian Jared Graves and New Zealander John Kirkcaldie went to Graves as he claimed his fourth win of the year and the overall series title.


1 Jared Graves (Aus)
2 John Kirkcaldie (NZl)
3 Cody Warren (USA)
4 Jared Rando (Aus)
5 Christopher Herndon (USA)
1 Kathy Pruitt (USA)
2 Tara Llanes (USA)
3 Melissa Buhl (USA)
4 Katrina Miller (Aus)
5 April Lawyer (USA)