Justin Piercy - Tuesday Feb. 18, 2014 12:14 ET

Kaillie Humphries 2nd at midway point 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)
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Calgary's Kaillie Humphries and brakeman Heather Moyse of Summerside, P.E.I. are in second place after two runs in women's bobsleigh on Tuesday in Sochi.

The defending Olympic champions posted a second run of 57.73 seconds for a two-run combined time of 1:55.12.

The United States-1 sled, piloted by Elana Meyers and brakeman Lauryn Williams, broke the start record in their second run of 57.63, and their combined time is 0.23 seconds ahead of the second-place Canadians.

But don't tell that to Humphries.

"We don't really look at times so I don't even know how big the gap is. And we don't want to know," she said. "Heather and I go in and focus on ourselves. I have no idea how anyone else did, how their runs were. We stick to us."

In third place is the United States-2 sled, piloted by Jamie Greubel and brakeman Aja Evans, with a combined time of 1:55.45.

Edmonton's Jenny Ciochetti, along with brakeman Chelsea Valois of Zenon Park, Sask., guided the Canada-2 sled to a 13th place with a combined time of 1:57.06.

"We weren't super thrilled with today," Ciochetti said. "We were hoping to move up into the top 10 or top six for tomorrow.

"We had two solid starts but there's a few things I can fix in the run."

The third of four runs is scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

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