Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Hays and Team Gear Up For Four Man Bobsled

By Robert H. Kelly

Del Rio's Todd Hays and the rest of The United States Men’s bobsled team was back at the track after having a day off after the two-man race to start official training for the four-man.

the United States They have their sights on the biggest prize, the gold medal, After winning the silver and bronze in Salt Lake City just four years ago

Hays, Pavle Jovanovic (Tom’s River, NJ), Steve Mesler (Buffalo, NY) and Brock Kreitzberg (Akron, OH) are teamed up as USA 1. They had a push of 4.91 (third fastest) and a down time of 55.94 (ninth fastest) on the first run.

Run two would see a start of 4.88 (fastest of the heat) and a finish of 56.07 (second fastest) just .03 seconds off of the fastest time put down by Germany’s Andre Lange (56.04).

The team will be back at the track for training runs 3 & 4 starting at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow night with Hays going off sixth and Holcomb seventh.

Hays was quoted on his straegy in the four man event.

"It will be the same thing as the two-man, get the sled down the hill without beating up too many walls."

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