Canada's Humphries wins gold in bobsled opener, beating track star Lolo Jones

John Kekis, The Associated Press

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Reigning world champion Kaillie Humphries of Calgary has won the gold medal in the World Cup bobsled season-opener, beating the United States team of Lolo Jones and Jazmine Fenlator.

Humphries and brakewoman Chelsea Valois of Zenon Park, Sask., finished the two runs at Lake Placid in one minute 54.86 seconds 0.47 seconds ahead of Fenlator and Jones, a two-time Olympian in hurdles.

Elana Meyers and track and field star Tianna Madison, who won gold at the London Olympics in the 4 x 100 relay, won the bronze, just 0.01 behind their teammates at Mount Van Hoevenberg.

Americans Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans finished ninth in the 16-sled field.