Narracott had a very impressive first run, with a strong start out of the gate with the seventh fastest start. The momentum from her start and great driving down the track saw Narracott placed fourth at the completion of the first run, a great achievement.
In the second run, Narracott came out with the tenth fastest start time and the eleventh fastest time overall.
The total time for the two runs gave Narracott a personal best World Cup placing of seventh place, 1.04 seconds from first place winner Anne O’Shea of the USA, with Swiss athlete Marina Gilardoni in second and Laura Deas of Great Britain in third.
The performance sees Narracott move up to 15th place on the World Cup standings after four events.
Also competing for Australia in Lake Placid was John Farrow, who also recorded a personal best World Cup placing of 17th. Dean Timmings also competed and finished 25th.
Sliding Sports Australia Development Officer Adrian Di Piazza was thrilled with the athletes performances after the race.
“Jaclyn has been building to this result all season, with strong and consistent start time personal bests each week.”
“Her season started off well with impressive testing numbers where she smashed all of the women’s testing numbers and also met all of the men’s markers except one.”
“An IOC Olympic Solidarity training opportunity was also of real benefit in Calgary prior to the first events of the season, giving Jaclyn a strong preparation.”
The Sliding Sports Australia athletes will next compete in a World Cup event in Park City, UT, USA, site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
IMAGE: Jaclyn Narracot in action ©RJ Photograbhy