Humphries and Lotholz slide into second in Lake Placid
Canadian bobsleigh duo of Kaillie Humphries and Melissa Lotholz finished second behind the top Americans in the women’s event on Friday in Lake Placid.
The Canadians raced to their fourth podium finish in as many races in the BMW IBSF World Cup. During the first run the pair sped down the track in 56.74 seconds, only 0.19s behind American leaders Jamie Gruebel Poser and Cherrelle Garrett (56.55s). Humphris and Lotholz improved their push time on the second run, but it wasn’t enough to capture gold. Gruebel Poser and Garrett took first place with a two-run total time of one minute, 53.48 seconds, 0.43s ahead of the Canadians.
Humphries and Lotholz have spent the entire 2015-16 World Cup season on the podium, winning their first gold at the opener with a record setting performance. A week later the team followed up with a bronze medal in Winterberg, before topping the podium again in Konigssee.
Next up, the pair will team up with Genevieve Thibault and Cynthia Appiah to make history as the first all-women crew to race in the World Cup four-man on Saturday. Since there is no four-woman category in the competition, the Canadians will go head-to-head against the worlds top men’s crews on Saturday.