October 22, 2012 in Sports

Jones can push, too

 

Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones has posted an impressive start at the U.S. bobsled team selection races in Lake Placid, N.Y. Seeking a push-athlete spot, Jones and pilot Jazmine Fenlator finished second in the opening night of selection races Saturday, their combined two-run time of 1 minute, 57.01 seconds just 0.05 seconds behind Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans (1:56.96). It was Jones’ competitive bobsled debut. Jones was among a group of U.S. track Olympians who were invited to the bobsled team’s push championships by coach Todd Hays last month, a decision Hays said was designed for them to “share their Olympics experiences with our athletes and to help boost team morale.”

Associated Press


Thoughts and opinions on this story? Click here to comment >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email