Dec. 8, 2013
PARK CITY, Utah - Former Utah Valley University track & field standouts Noelle Pikus-Pace and Chris Fogt each won gold medals at the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup in Park City over the weekend.
Pikus-Pace, who was a National Champion and All-American in the discus during her time at UVU, not only won gold in the sport of skeleton on Friday but also set a new track record with a blazing time of 49.80. Her second run of 49.74 broke the track record yet again and gave her the gold medal with a combined time of 1:39.54.
To read more about Pikus-Pace's recent victory on her home track in Park City Click Here to view Amy Donaldson's recent Deseret News article.
Fogt, who sprinted during his tenure at Utah Valley and still holds school records in both the 300 and 400-meter dashes, not only won gold in the 2-man bobsled race but also in the 4-man. Fogt along with driver and Park City native Steven Holcomb teamed up to win the 2-man race on Friday with a combined time of 1:35.51. In the 4-man race, Fogt and Holcomb along with fellow teammates Steve Langton and Curt Tomasevicz battled through snowy track conditions to complete a sweep of the men's medals with a lead of 0.35 seconds over the field.
To read more about Fogt's 2-man race on Friday Click Here. For a complete recap of his 4-man run on Saturday Click Here.
Both Pikus-Pace and Fogt will represent Team USA for the second time at the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Winter Olympics will begin on Feb. 6. The duo of former Wolverines will both be looking to medal at the Olympics for the first time in their prolific careers.