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Meyers Taylor claims women’s monobob gold in Park City team trials
Photo credit: Molly Choma
PARK CITY, Utah (March 4, 2021)– Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) followed up yesterday’s two-woman bobsled win with Aja Evans with another victory in today’s women’s monobob team trials race. Meyers Taylor finished nearly one second ahead of the field for the victory.
“Thank you to the track crew, track manager R.J. Shannon, our volunteers John Rosen, Brad Hanson, and Sue Kapis,” said USA Bobsled Head Coach Mike Kohn. “This event would not have happened without the efforts from these people and the Utah Olympic Park. We are super appreciative for everything they’ve done for us.”
Three-time Olympic medalist Meyers Taylor dominated the competition from start to finish with the fastest push times of 5.45 and 5.49 seconds, and the quickest downtimes of 52.00 and 52.19 seconds, respectively. Meyers Taylor finished a convincing 0.89 seconds ahead with a combined time of 1:44.19.
“Elana has done a great job,” Kohn said. “She’s really hard on herself, but she is doing a phenomenal job balancing the new discipline and coming back to the sport as a new mom during a pandemic.”
Brittany Reinbolt (Searcy, Ark.) posted start times of 5.82 and 5.92 for runs of 52.57 and 52.51 seconds to finish second with a total time of 1:45.08. Nicole Vogt (Dallas, Texas) was third with a combined time of 1:45.41 after clocking runs of 52.86 and 52.55 seconds. She posted nearly identical start times of 5.97 and 5.96 seconds.
Kaillie Humphries (Carlsbad, Calif.) earned a bye with her world championship win last month. Per the criteria, she must participate in team trials as a forerunner and then will be officially named to the 2021-2022 national team by the selection committee going into next season.
Racing continues tonight with the skeleton competitions at 5:30 p.m. Please contact USABS Marketing & Communications Director Amanda Bird at 518-354-2250, or email@example.com, with media inquiries.
1. Elana Meyers Taylor 1:44.19 (52.00, 52.19);
2. Brittany Reinbolt 1:45.08 (52.57, 52.51);
3. Nicole Vogt 1:45.41 (52.86, 52.55);
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