A little bit about U.S. ski racer Alice Merryweather: She grew up south of Boston, skied in New Hampshire and will be starting school at Dartmouth this spring.
 
Oh, and she just so happens to now be an Olympian.
 
Merryweather replaces the quota spot of Steven Nyman, who tore a ligament in his right knee during downhill training late last month _ almost a year to the day after injuring his left knee on the same mountain at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
 
"I try not to think about" the Olympics, Merryweather recently said. "It's been a dream of mine since I was teeny-tiny. Only thing I can do is go out and ski fast and hope for the best."
 
 
 
The 21-year-old from Stratton Mountain School captured gold in the downhill at junior world ski championships last March. A week later, she finished 19th in the downhill at the World Cup Final last March in Aspen.
 
In December, she took 24th in a super-G in France.