Britcher rallies in final run to win USA Luge national title

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) Summer Britcher rallied Saturday to win her first USA Luge national championship, holding off Emily Sweeney at Mount Van Hoevenberg.

Britcher trailed Sweeney going into the fourth and final run of the event, then threw down her fastest time of the weekend to clinch the title. Britcher's combined four-run time was 2 minutes, 57.960 seconds, about two-tenths of a second ahead of Sweeney's time of 2:58.163.

Olympic bronze medalist and 2009 world champion Erin Hamlin was third in 2:58.601.