Posted: Sun December 29, 2013 5:06PM; Updated: Sun December 29, 2013 5:04PM

Jessica Jerome, Nicholas Fairall top US ski jumping trials

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Jessica Jerome
Jerome scored 248.5 points on her two jumps to secure a spot in Sochi for the United States.

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) Jessica Jerome earned the first American spot in the first women's ski jumping competition in Olympics history, winning the U.S. trials Sunday.

Jerome scored 248.5 points on her two jumps to secure a spot in Sochi. Lindsay Van was second, 2.0 points back. Alissa Johnson was third with 240.0 points.

Nicholas Fairall won the men's competition with 253.5 points to earn his first Olympic spot. Anders Johnson was second, 4.5 points behind. Peter Frenette finished third with 245.5 points.

The other three Olympic spots on each squad will be determined by results in international competition.

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