US leads two-woman bobsled event after first day

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Sochi, Russian Federation (4E Sports) – First team Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams of the United States emerged leaders after the first day of competition in the two-woman bobsleigh event of the Sochi Winter Olympics at Sanki Sliding Center.

The Meyers-led squad, which won bronze medal at the 2010 Games, performed two consistent runs to clock a combined time of one minute and 54.89 seconds to finish 0.23 seconds ahead of reigning Olympic champions Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse of Canada.

In her first run, the two-time world champion Meyers set the new track record with a time of 57.26 seconds.

The USA-2 team of pilot Jamie Greubel and brakewoman Aja Evans finished third with a time of one minute and 55.45 seconds.

The tandem of Lolo Jones and Jazmine Fenlator landed in 11th place after a combined run of 1:56.73.

The medal winners will be decided after the third and fourth runs Wednesday. The times of all four runs are added together to determine the winner.

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