Justin Piercy - Tuesday Feb. 18, 2014 10:55 ET

Kaillie Humphries 2nd after 1st run of women's bobsled

Americans lead over Calgary pilot, brakeman Heather Moyse

Kaillie Humphries, Heather Moyse
Canada-1 pilot Kaillie Humphries and brakewoman Heather Moyse were second after the first run in women's bobsleigh on Tuesday in Sochi. (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

Calgary's Kaillie Humphries and brakeman Heather Moyse of Summerside, P.E.I. are in second place after the first run in women's bobsleigh on Tuesday in Sochi.

The defending Olympic champions were the first team down the track at the Sanki Sliding Center, and posted a track record time of 57.39 seconds.

That record didn't last long as the American team of Elana Meyers and Lauryn Meyers eclipsed the Canadian mark by 0.13 seconds.

United States-2, piloted by Jamie Greubel and brakeman Aja Evans, is in third place with a time of 57.45.

Edmonton's Jenny Ciochetti, guided the Canada-2 sled, along with brakeman Chelsea Valois of Zenon Park, Sask., to 13th place with a first run of 58.43.

The second of four runs is scheduled to begin at 11:20 a.m. ET.

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