Track star Lolo Jones one step closer to Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Lolo Jones relaxes before practice in Park City, Utah on October 19, 2013. Photo by Nate Christenson / Red Bull Content Pool.

Lolo Jones relaxes before practice in Park City, Utah on October 19, 2013. Photo by Nate Christenson / Red Bull Content Pool.

World Indoor Champion and American record holder 100-meter hurdler Lolo Jones made the U.S. Women’s Bobsled National Team. The team will race in a series of eight World Cup events before the season culminates in Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympic Games.

The others members of the team are Elana Meyers (Douglasville, Ga.) who received a bye onto the team for her World Championship silver medal performance last season and will pilot USA-I. Jamie Greubel (Newtown, Pa.) has been assigned to USA-2, and Jazmine Fenlator (Wayne, N.J.) will drive USA-3.

The six women’s bobsled push athletes named to the national team include 2010 Olympian Emily Azevedo (Chico, Calif.), two-time World Championship medalist Katie Eberling (Palos Hills, Ill.), two-time national push champion Aja Evans (Chicago, Ill.), Army World Class Athlete Program Soldier-athlete Kristi Koplin (Cedar City, Utah), 100-meter 2004 Olympic silver medalist and 4×100-meter relay 2012 Olympic gold medalist Lauryn Williams (Miami, Fla.) and Lolo Jones (Des Moines, Iowa).

The Olympic team will be named in January and those on the national team certainly have a big leg up on the competition. You can follow Lolo Jones workout routine, and her Sochi 2014 bobsled training via her Lolo Jones Instagram account and her Lolo Jone @runlolorun Twitter account.

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