Track stars Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams are among nine women selected to the U.S. bobsled national team. Jones and Williams will remain in the mix for a spot in the Sochi Games in February.
U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation CEO Darrin Steele called the team “the fastest and most prepared group of athletes we’ve ever seen.”
“Last year I was just soaking everything in. It was an adventure, it was fun, it was nothing really on the line for me,” Jones said. “It was just kind of an escape and there were no expectations. So now coming into my second year, they expect me to be more knowledgeable and more of a leader.”
Elana Meyers will drive USA-1, Jamie Greubel will drive USA-2 and Jazmine Fenlator will drive USA-3.
Jones and Williams are among six women attempting to be the pusher for the team.