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Mazdzer, Hamlin secure USA Luge national titles — Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin finished off a dominating performance for the women’s crown and Chris Mazdzer held on for the men’s title in the final runs of USA Luge’s national championship races Sunday in Lake Placid, New York. Hamlin had the fastest time in all four runs of the women’s event, finishing in 2 minutes, 57.972 seconds and beating fellow Olympian Summer Britcher by 1.134 seconds. Emily Sweeney finished third, another 0.312 seconds back. Mazdzer’s time in the men’s competition was 3:27.076, giving him his sixth national championship. Tucker West, who had the fastest time in the last three heats in the four-run event, was second in 3:27.152.

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