PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University volleyball alumna Lauren Gibbs '06 stands in second place through the first two heats of women's bobsled at the 2018 Olympic Games after setting track and start records at the Olympic Sliding Center on Tuesday.
Making her Olympic debut at the PyeongChang Games, Gibbs and pilot Elana Meyers Taylor posted a combined time of 1:41.33 at the halfway mark of competition, sitting just 0.07 seconds behind first-place Germany (1:41.26).
In heat one, Gibbs and Meyers Taylor set a track record (50.52) and start record (5.22) to claim the top spot in the heat. In heat two, the duo eclipsed its own start record (5.21) and posted an overall time of 50.81 for second place in the heat.
A team captain for the Bears as a senior, Gibbs earned Second Team All-Ivy honors in 2004 and 2005 and ranks fourth all-time at Brown with 1,090 career kills. The Los Angeles, Calif., native started for the Bears for three seasons and gained Academic All-Ivy accolades as a senior.
The Olympic bobsled events are held in a four-heat format over two days of racing with two heats on each day. The women's bobsled competition will conclude tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 21, with heats three (6:40 a.m. ET) and four (8:00 a.m. ET).