Graybill fifth in WC event

By on December 17, 2014
 Savannah Graybill

Savannah Graybill

Cocalico graduate Savannah Graybill reached the podium in her first World Cup race of her skeleton career this past Friday at the first World Cup event of the season held in Lake Placid, NY.

Graybill, who recently qualified to be a member of the US Skeleton team, finished fifth out of 21 competitors in the race, and was the top American.

Lizzy Yarnold of Great Britain was first with a total time of 1:51.13. Canada’s Elisabeth Vathje (1:51.50) was in second place while Austria’s Janne Flock (1:52.04) took third.

Graybill, who scored 1:52.41, was edged out by .04 of a second for fourth place as Germany’s Tina Hermann posted a time of 1:52.37.

Graybill was sitting in 10th place after her first run but put it all together in the second heat, recording the second fastest time to move up to fifth place.

“Overall, my first World Cup race was a great success and fantastic experience,” Graybill wrote in her blog following the competition. “My friends and family made my WC debut so special, and I was so glad that my Mom and Grandparents (both sides!) could make it to the race!”

Graybill is now en route to Calgary, Canada for the second World Cup race of the season to be held Friday.

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