Hamlin, Mazdzer win national titles in Lake Placid

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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Erin Hamlin and Chris Mazdzer won their second straight national luge championship titles.

Hamlin had the fastest times of 44.883 and 44.698 seconds for a combined 1 minute, 29.581 seconds over the three-quarters of a mile track in Lake Placid, N.Y. Emily Sweeney followed 0.24 seconds behind, and Ashley Walden was third.

Mazdzer had times of 53.018 and 53.273 for a combined finish of 1:46.291. Robby Huerbin was second in 1:46.533. Taylor Morris, returning from an early season hand injury, was third.

The doubles team of Matt Mortensen and Preston Griffall won the gold medal in a combined time of 1:29.567.