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Sarah Hendrickson, 17, wins ski jump

Updated: December 3, 2011, 5:17 PM ET
Associated Press

LILLEHAMMER, Norway -- American teenager Sarah Hendrickson won the first women's World Cup ski jump on the same Lillehammer hill used by the men in the 1994 Winter Olympics.

The 17-year-old Hendrickson jumped 95½ meters Saturday, pushing French opponent Coline Mattel to second place.

Hendrickson, of Park City, Utah, finished with 277 points. Mettel had 247.7 and Melanie Faisst of Germany was third in a field of nearly 50 women from 15 countries.

"I held it together and ...

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