A world title might be out of reach, but Noelle Pikus-Pace is in strong contention for the podium at the world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
The Orem native and Eagle Mountain resident was sitting in second place Thursday at the halfway mark of the women's skeleton competition, a full second behind Great Britain's Shelley Rudman. That's a lot of time to make up, but Pikus-Pace will take her best shot in the final two runs of the competition on Friday.
"I feel good about where I'm sitting and hopefully I can come back tomorrow with two better runs," Pikus-Pace said. "I made some mistakes that I don't usually make and I'm not very happy with today's runs. I felt sluggish and I just wasn't my best, and I feel like there's more in the bag."