Sarah Hendrickson bounced back Saturday from her disappointing individual performance at the junior world ski jumping championships to set a hill record and lead her fellow Americans to an eighth-place finish in the team competition.
Two days after finishing only sixth because of a poor first jump, the 18-year-old from Park City soared an astonishing 106 meters to break the hill record of 104.5 set last year by former world champion Daniela Iraschko of Austria.
"Honestly, I woke up this morning just thinking I was going to go far today," Hendrickson said. "I felt like I was going to go 106. I just went back to the basics today."