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Canada leads in women's bobsled; U.S. team in second place

February 23, 2010 |  7:27 pm


Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse of Canada have the lead midway through the women's bobsled competition at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, but barely ahead of Erin Pac and Elana Meyers of the United States.

Humphries and Moyse drove Canada-1 down the track in a combined time of 1 minute, 46.20 seconds over their two heats.

Pac and Meyers, in USA-2, are 0.13 second behind.

Germany-2, driven by Cathleen Martini, is third.

Two U.S. sled are tied for sixth: USA-1 with Shauna Rohbock and Michelle Rzepka and USA 3 with Bree Schaaf and Emily Azevedo both have a total time of 1:47.09.

The final two runs will be held Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. PST.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada

Photo: Erin Pac and Elana Meyers in USA-2. Credit: Michael Sohn, AP.