Altis athlete Kaillie Humphries won the World Cup bobsled race in St Moritz on Saturday with a superb second run, raising her from 10th position following her first run.
Humphries and brake woman Heather Moyse posted a second-run time of 1 minute 08.15 which was 0.66 seconds better than their first run, delivering an overall time of 2 minutes 16.96 seconds – a time good enough for the win and the season-long points lead.
“Heather pushed amazing today, and that’s what kept us afloat,” Humphries said. “She had confidence in me. I came back and tried to drive the very best run I could and it was good enough for today.”
Following her win in Winterberg last week, fellow Altis athlete Elana Meyers struggled in her first run, but rallied in her second run finishing in a tie for 12th with brakeman Aja Evans. USA II pilot Jamie Greubel – along with her brake-woman Emily Azevedo finished 4th, while Altis athlete Jazmine Fenlator and Katie Eberling were 17th for the Americans.
The women’s 2014 FIBT Women’s Bobsled World Cup continues in Igls, Austria this week.