- Associated Press - Sunday, January 19, 2014

IGLS, Austria (AP) - Jamie Greubel and Lauryn Williams of the United States won a women’s World Cup race Sunday, the first gold medal for each this season.

Greubel’s first gold as a pilot came with a two-run time of 1 minute, 46.28 seconds. For Williams, an Olympic track gold medalist in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2012 Summer Games, it was her first gold as a push athlete and likely enhanced her bid to qualify for next month’s Sochi Games.

The U.S. also took the silver medal, with Elana Meyers and Aja Evans finishing 0.13 seconds back. Anja Schneiderheinze and Stephanie Schneider of Germany were third, 0.14 seconds behind Greubel and Williams.

Also for the U.S., Jazmine Fenlator and Lolo Jones placed seventh, posting the second-fastest time in the second heat.

In the four-man race later Sunday, Latvian pilot Oskars Melbardis won for the second straight weekend, beating the top U.S. sled of Steven Holcomb, Curt Tomasevicz, Steve Langton and Chris Fogt by 0.11 seconds.

Melbardis finished in 1:42.22. The German sled driven by Thomas Florschuetz was third, 0.21 seconds off the winning time.

Nick Cunningham drove the U.S. to a fourth-place finish in 1:42.50, and Cory Butner’s sled placed 18th.

The U.S. will announce its Olympic bobsled roster for the Sochi Games later Sunday.

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