Rush placed out of top ten at Igls

Sunday’s World Cup races in Igls, Austria were not stellar for Sylvan Lake’s Lyndon Rush and his teammates.

Sunday’s World Cup races in Igls, Austria were not stellar for Sylvan Lake’s Lyndon Rush and his teammates.

In the four man bobsleigh competition, Rush, Lascelles Brown, Dave Bissett and Neville Wright placed 13th with a time of 1:42.87 which was just 0.65 seconds behind the leaders.

They were just behind the Canadian team of Justin Kripps, James McNaughton, Tim Randall and Bryan Barnett who claimed 12th place with a time of 1:42.78.

Leading the Canadians in standings that day were Chris Spring, Jesse Lumsden, Cody Sorensen and Ben Coakwell who posted a time of 1:42.60, the fifth-fastest of the day.

Rush and Lascelles Brown were 12th in the two man competition with a time of 1:44.79 which was 1.07 seconds behind the leaders.

The top Canadian team of Justin Kripps and Bryan Barnettt claimed fifth place with a time of 1:44.23 while Canadians Chris Spring and Jesse Lumsden claimed ninth with a time of 1:44.36.

Rush is in ninth place in World Cup two man bobsleigh rankings this season with 1104 points, just eight points lower than Chris Spring who holds eighth place, the highest ranking for Canada.

In the four man bobsleigh World Cup rankings, Rush sits in tenth position, Kripps is in ninth and Spring is fourth.