LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries of Canada has the lead halfway through the women's bobsled competition at the bobsled world championships.
Humphries and brakewoman Jennifer Ciochetti were timed in 1 minute, 54.17 seconds after two heats over the treacherous 20-turn track at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Friday. That was 0.41 seconds ahead of Germany's Sandra Kiriasis and Petra Lammert, who were just 0.09 ahead of surprising Elana Meyers and Katie Eberling of the United States.
The final two runs for the women are Saturday night. The first two runs of the men's two-man competition are Saturday morning.