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this is a discussion within the Everything Else Community Forum; Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones has posted an impressive start at the U.S. bobsled team selection races. Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones competes in the U.S. women's bobsled push championships on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Lake Placid, N.Y. The Associated Press ...

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Old 10-21-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
 
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Former LSU track star Lolo Jones trying to earn spot on U.S. bobsled team

Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones has posted an impressive start at the U.S. bobsled team selection races.


Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones competes in the U.S. women's bobsled push championships on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Lake Placid, N.Y.
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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.

Greubel and Evans set a track push record of 5.43 seconds. Evans won the national push championships earlier this season.

Nick Cunningham and Johnny Quinn (1:54.51) won the first series of two-man races, followed by Cory Butner and Jesse Beckom (1:54.58) and Codie Bascue and Nic Taylor (1:55.04).

Veteran pilots Steven Holcomb and Elana Meyers have byes onto the national team.



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."

It also was a bit of a recruiting ploy. Bobsled coaches have long tried to lure athletes from the track world, noting that their combination of speed and explosiveness is perfect for sliding.

And it might be working again. Jones and Fenlator were the leaders after the first run of the competition, and Jones suddenly is finding herself in a sled that might be in contention for a World Cup team spot.

"I'm just trying to take it all in," Jones said. "It's a new sport for me and there's a ton of room for improvement. ... I'm coming in here trying to learn everything quickly. I'm looking forward to fixing some things and hammering it out."

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Re: Former LSU track star Lolo Jones trying to earn spot on U.S. bobsled team

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LOLO JONES OFF TO STRONG START AT TRIALS
LAKE PLACID, New York (AP) -Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones has posted an impressive start at the U.S. bobsled team selection races.

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.

Greubel and Evans set a track push record of 5.43 seconds. Evans won the national push championships earlier this season.

Nick Cunningham and Johnny Quinn (1:54.51) won the first series of two-man races, followed by Cory Butner and Jesse Beckom (1:54.58) and Codie Bascue and Nic Taylor (1:55.04).

Veteran pilots Steven Holcomb and Elana Meyers have byes onto the national team.
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