From Igls, AUT
(Nov. 16, 2018) – Austrian Janine Flock won the second race on the IBSF Intercontinental Cup season on home ice, staying perfect early in the season.
The 2014/2015 World Cup champion carried a strong lead into the second heat, and despite being bested by Olympic bronze medalist Laura Deas in the second run, Flock’s combined time was enough to score her a second gold medal in as many days.
Deas took the silver medal, moving up from fourth in the first heat to do so and win her third medal in as many races.
American Megan Henry finished in third, winning her first Intercontinental Cup medal on foreign soil in just over two years. Her previous non-American track medal was a silver in November of 2016, also in Igls.
Sophia Griebel of Germany finished fourth, while Marina Gilardoni and Anna Fernstädt finished tied for fifth.
Igls was good to the British skeleton squad, with all three women finishing in the top ten. Ashleigh Pittaway finished seventh, while Brogan Crowley finished tenth.
Samantha Culiver McQuade finished 13th and Veronica Day 17th to round out the American effort, while Madison Charney led the way in 14th for the Canadians, while teammates Lanette Prediger finished 16th and Jaclyn Laberge finished 19th.
|Pos||Name||Nation||Start 1||Start 2||Run 1||Run 2||Total|
|13||Samantha Culiver McQuade||USA||5.56||5.53||54.97||54.87||1:49.84|