Hurley Wins 1st Skeleton Gold, Curtis Wins NAC Title

From Lake Placid, USA

(Jan. 12, 2018) Kristen Hurley won her first ever skeleton gold medal in the final North American Cup race of the season. The American was the quickest in a race shortened to one heat due to weather, edging the NAC points champion in the process.

Hurley had won a gold medal as a brakewoman for Katie Eberling in a North American Cup race in Park City during the 2015/2016 season.

Finishing second was the 2017/2018 North American Cup Champion Kelly Curtis, who edged Nigeria’s Simidele Adeagbo by .04 to hold onto silver.

Curtis had a breakout season, winning two gold medals and five medals overall in eight races to beat out Canada’s Grace Dafoe for the NAC title.

Michelle Toukan finished fourth in the final race of the season, ahead of Dafoe and Melissa-Kate Gagnon. Nikia Squire finished seventh in her first career NAC start.


Pos Name Nation Start Finish
1 Kristen Hurley USA 5.69 59.54
2 Kelly Curtis USA 5.46 59.84
3 Simidele Adeagbo NGR 5.45 59.88
4 Michelle Toukan USA 5.45 1:00.23
5 Grace Dafoe CAN 5.79 1:00.47
6 Melissa-Kate Gagnon CAN 5.75 1:00.75
7 Nikia Squire USA 5.32 1:01.37