January 03, 2015

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) American Hannah Kearney won the women's World Cup moguls event Saturday and Canada's Mikael Kingsbury topped the men's field at Canada Olympic Park for the fifth straight time.

The 28-year-old Kearney, expected to retire at the end of the season, has 43 World Cup victories.

''I haven't made it an official announcement where it turned into some weird farewell tour with the whole emphasis on my past and things I'd done before,'' said Kearney, from Norwich, Vermont. ''I'm still here to compete, but there's a 99 percent chance I'll be retiring at the end of the season.

''My body felt really good at the end of last year and to be honest, the way the Olympics went it was hard to just hang it up after that. I still felt like I had something to prove. I know I don't, but bottom line is I still enjoy doing it.''

Canada's Chloe Dufour-Lapointe was second, followed by sister Justine Dufour-Lapointe. Kearney and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe are tied for the women's overall lead.

K.C. Oakley of Piedmont, California, was 11th; Keaton McCargo of Telluride, Colorado, 15th; Mikaela Matthews of Frisco, California, 16th; and Ali Kariotis of Tiburon, California, 17th.

Kingsbury began his Calgary winning streak in 2011.

''I know when I'm on it I can win every day,'' Kingsbury said. ''I just need to continue to ski well and continue to have fun. I know I'm going to be OK for the season.''

Canada's Simon Pouliot-Cavanaugh was second. Japan's Sho Endo finished third.

Bryon Wilson of Butte, Montana, was seventh; Troy Murphy of Bethel, Maine, eighth, and Jeremy Cota of Carrabassett Valley, Maine, nine.

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