SWEET SILVER: Lolo’s First Bobsled Race
Lolo Jones is seeing success on a world stage in a new sport to her – bobsled.
Jones and her partner, driver Jazmine Fenlator, won silver Thursday in the World Cup opener in at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, New York.
The Olympic hurdler, a native of Des Moines, was named to the U.S. bobsled team in late October and Thursday’s event was her first as a member of the team.
Fenlator and Jones finished in second place behind Canadians Kaillie Humphries and Chelsea Valois, and ahead of U.S. teammates Elana Meyers and Tianna Madison. Fenlator and Jones had a first run of 57.51 seconds and a second run of 57.82 seconds.
Jones finished a disappointing fourth in the 100 meter hurdles in the 2012 Olympics in London. She hopes to make her third summer Olympics in 2016 in Rio but for now she’s focusing on making the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.