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Americans in contention in skeleton

Updated: February 19, 2010, 12:57 AM ET
By Howard Bryant

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- After the first three sliding events led to serious disappointment for the Americans in men's luge, women's luge and men's doubles, the first day of women's skeleton finished with a split decision.

Noelle Pikus-Pace, the former No. 1 in the world, was in fifth place with a two-heat combined time of 1:48.51 seconds, and Katie Uhlaender was ninth, a full second behind Amy Williams of Great Britain, who led the first day with two-run time of 1:47.96. Williams ...

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