Pikus-Pace, Antoine win again

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Noelle Pikus-Pace and Matt Antoine prevailed for the second straight day Tuesday at the U.S. skeleton national team trials.

Pikus-Pace again overwhelmed the women's field, with a two-run time at Mount Van Hoevenberg of 1 minute, 53.59 seconds. That was 0.79 seconds ahead of second-place Annie O'Shea, and 1.46 seconds better than third-place Savannah Graybill.

Antoine took the men's race in 1:50.01, finishing 0.29 seconds ahead of John Daly and 0.95 seconds faster than Mike Dellemann.

The trials continue next week in Park City, Utah, with the final two races of the series. Pikus-Pace, Daly and Katie Uhlaender already have spots on the national team heading into the Olympic season.

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