PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Noelle Pikus-Pace has made the U.S. skeleton team with one day of qualifying still to go.
Pikus-Pace secured her spot on the World Cup squad by being the fastest woman on the ice once again, 1.49 seconds ahead in Friday's two qualifying runs at Utah Olympic Park.
The format allows sliders to throw out their worst day from four days of qualifying. Pikus-Pace hasn't had one yet, also winning twice last week at Lake Placid on the opening days of the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton team trials.
A spot on the World Cup team puts Pikus-Pace in position to qualify for the Vancouver Games in February. She missed out on the 2006 Olympics after being hit by a bobsled.