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Williams Takes Silver at World Cup Race

Williams Takes Silver at World Cup Race

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Former University of Miami track star and Olympic gold medalist Lauryn Williams continues her quest to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Williams, who was named to the U.S. bobsled national team in October, earned a silver medal along with her teammate Elana Meyers at this past weekend’s World Cup event in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Williams and Meyers’ time of 1:53.78 was the fastest of any American sled at the World Cup. The duo finished just behind Canadians Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, whose time of 1:53.66 secured the gold medal.

Prior to the World Cup race in Lake Placid, Williams announced a partnership with UHealth Sports Medicine. Through the partnership, Williams will receive support from the exemplary medical team at UHealth Sports Medicine, led by Lee Kaplan, M.D., associate professor of orthopaedics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

The three-time track and field Olympian won a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics as part of the U.S. 4x100m relay team and took home a silver medal in the 100m at the 2004 Olympics. Williams is also a three-time gold medalist at the World Championships and won the NCAA Championship in the 100m in 2004.

A nine-time All-American at Miami, Williams has gotten off to a strong start in her bobsled career. She earned her first bobsled medal, a silver, on Dec. 7 at the World Cup race in Park City, Utah and claimed her second silver on Dec. 14.

Williams is scheduled to compete again on Jan. 5 in Winterberg, Germany in the fifth of eight World Cup races. She will also travel to Switzerland and Austria for World Cup races leadingup to the 2014 Olympic Team Selection Announcement on Jan. 19, 2014.

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