Kaysha Love, Kaillie Humphries Record Strong Start In Two-Woman Bobsled

Feb 18, 2022, 7:21 AM
USA's Kaillie Humphries and Kaysha Love - Team USA - Beijing 2022...
USA's Kaillie Humphries and Kaysha Love compete in the 2-woman bobsleigh event at the Yanqing National Sliding Centre during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Yanqing on February 18, 2022. (Photo by Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Kaysha Love of Herriman, Utah, and Kaillie Humphries sit in fifth place midway through the Two-Woman Bobsled event at the Winter Olympics.

The heats took place at Yanqing Sliding Centre on Friday, February 18.

Love and Humphries were the seventh of 20 teams to hit the ice for Run 1. Following their opening run, Love and Humphries sat in second place. They hit a top speed of 130.4 KM/H during their run. After all 20 teams went, the duo was in fourth place.

An hour later, Love and Humphries took the track again. The pair had a great start to their second go but didn’t finish the run the way they would have liked. Following their finish, Love and Humphries were in second place were a few more teams to go in Run 2. After the remaining teams finished their runs, Love and Humphries were in fifth place at the halfway mark of the event.

Fellow Team USA members Elana Meyers Taylors and Sylvia Hoffman were in third place after Run 2.

Runs 3 and 4 will take place on Saturday, February 19 at 5 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. (MDT).

Kaysha Love and Kaillie Humphries

Run 1

Interim: Start

Time – 5.37

Difference – +0.01

Rank – 2

Interim: 1

Time – 15.19

Difference – +0.00

Rank – 1

Interim: 2

Time – 27.37

Difference – +0.09

Rank – 2

Interim: 3

Time – 38.40

Difference – +0.12

Rank – 2

Interim: 4

Time – 50.67

Difference – +0.22

Rank – 2

Interim: Finish

Time – 1:01.41

Difference – +0.37

Rank – 2

Run 2

Interim: Start

Time – 1:06.84

Difference – -0.06

Rank – 1

Interim: 1

Time – 1:16.71

Difference – -0.08

Rank – 1

Interim: 2

Time – 1:28.94

Difference – -0.13

Rank – 1

Interim: 3

Time – 1:40.10

Difference – -0.09

Rank – 1

Interim: 4

Time – 1:52.54

Difference – +0.06

Rank – 2

Interim: Finish

Time – 2:03.38

Difference – +0.17

Rank – 2

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