Canada's Reid, Hollingsworth lead skeleton World Cup after 2 heats; Uhlaender 6th for US

John Kekis, The Associated Press

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Canadians Sarah Reid and Melissa Hollingsworth are first and second after two heats in the skeleton World Cup opener in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Reid had a combined time of 1 minute, 51.72 seconds, just 0.02 ahead of her teammate at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Marion Thees of Germany was third.

Reigning world champion Katie Uhlaender of the United States rallied after a poor first run with the second-fastest time on the second and was sixth, 0.70 off the lead.

The race is a three-heat event, and only the top 10 sleds qualify for the final heat. American Kimber Gabryszak missed the cut at 13th after the first two heats and a mistake-filled first run.