Jaimee Bull has had a couple of busy weeks on the water in the southern United States, with more to come.
Immediately after her last final exam at the University of Louisiana, she flew into Orlando, Florida to compete in the Swiss Pro Slalom Tournament held at Swiss Waterski Resort in Clermont.
Jaimee ran 2 buoys @ the 10.75 m line length (39.5 off) in both preliminary rounds and also in the final round to put her in 4th spot. Regina Jaquess of the USA and Whitney McClintock of Canada finished tied for first place with identical scores of 4 @ 10.75 m. Regina ultimately defeated Whitney in a runoff.
Manon Costard of France was third with a score of 2 @ 10.75 m, but because she had received a higher score in the prelims, she was awarded third ahead of Jaimee.
This is the third year in a row Jaimee has made the finals and finished fourth behind the top three seeded women in the world, but this was the first time she has completed the 11.25 m line length (38 off) in all three rounds of this tournament.
This past weekend, Jaimee skied in the Sunset MLCQ Cup held in Groveland, Florida.
Jaimee posted the top women’s score in both rounds scoring 3 @10.75 m. On Memorial day weekend, Jaimee will ski against the world’s best women slalomers in the US Masters Pro event held annually at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Results and a live webcast can be found at www.masterswaterski.com.
The North Bay native will then return to Florida to train for the U21 World Championships to be held in Edmonton in early July and the Open World Championships to be held near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia mid August.