KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Saranac Lake ski jumper Peter Frenette moved on to the first round following Saturday's men's normal ski jumping qualifications at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center.
Frenette was one of three Americans who qualified by finishing in the top 40. Frenette placed 35th with 105.3 points.
The top U.S. jumper of the day was Anders Johnson of Park City, Utah. He finished with 107.9 points, good enough for 26th.
"I feel good because I had problems this season with injuries and setbacks," Johnson said in a statement. "But recently I was getting better. My object is to be part of both competitions (normal hill and large hill). I'm halfway, and I want to keep the momentum."
Nick Alexander of Lebanon, N.H., just made the cut. He was 40th with a score of 100.7.
Andover, N.H.'s Nick Fairall posted a score of 77.3 and did not advance.
"I was too settled at the top and on the in-run," he said in a statement. "Normally I feel more excited. Now I'm waiting for other opportunities next weekend (with the large hill competition). I'm going to now cheer on the USA team."
The next round of normal hill jumping will be held at 9:30 p.m. Sochi time Sunday with the final round scheduled that evening at 10:30 p.m.
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