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Former GW shortstop in hunt for Olympic bobsled medal

Former George Washington University softball player Elana Meyers is in medal contention entering the last day of competition in the women's two-person Olympic bobsled competition. Meyers and U.S. driver Eric Pac stand tied for second place after two of four races, with the concluding races scheduled for Wednesday night.

Pac and Meyers, a former shortstop who turned to bobsledding last year, got down the track twice in 1 minute, 46.33 seconds--which briefly stood as a track record--and trailed only Canada's Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse by 0.13 seconds.

"It was pretty amazing to come out at the Olympic Games and have a track record," Meyers said. "It was super exciting to have it for a brief second, and I think we can take it back tomorrow."

The two other U.S. Olympic sleds, that piloted by Shauna Rohbock, the 2006 silver medal winner, and the one driven by Bree Schaaf, were tied for sixth with a two-run total of 1:47.09.

By Amy Shipley  |  February 24, 2010; 7:03 AM ET
Categories:  Vancouver 2010  
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