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SLC’s Faye Gulini leads qualifiers in Grand Prix snowboardcross
First Published Feb 10 2012 06:39 pm • Last Updated Feb 10 2012 06:39 pm

Olympian Faye Gulini of Salt Lake City led the women’s qualifiers Friday for the snowboardcross finals at the U.S. Sprint Grand Prix at the Canyons Resort, less than a year after tearing ligaments in her knee.

Fellow Olympian Graham Watanabe of Park City was third among the men, while two-time Olympian and six-time Winter X Games champion Nate Holland qualified ninth.

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Sprint U.S. Snowboarding & Freeskiing Grand Prix

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The top 32 men and top 16 women qualified for the finals on Sunday.

Gulini edged Bulgaria’s Alexandra Jekova and Canada’s Dominique Maltais, finishing her qualifying run in 1 minute, 18.21 seconds. Australia’s Alex Pullin led the men in 1:10.88, ahead of Markus Schairer and Watanabe.

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