By Philip Hersh, Tribune reporter
2:43 PM CST, January 25, 2013
Bobsled pusher Katie Eberling of Palos Hills is in position to win a second straight medal at the World Championships.
Eberling, a volleyball player at Western Michigan who took up the sport barely two years ago, and driver Elana Meyers stand third after Friday's first two runs at the world meet in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
They are just .06 from second place and .18 from leaders Kaillie Humphres and Chelsea Valois of Canada, the defending champions, going into Saturday's final two runs.
Jazmine Fenlator and first-year pusher Aja Evans of Chicago are eighth after two runs, 1.08 seconds behind the leaders.
Meyers, of Douglasville, Ga., and Eberling won a bronze at last year's worlds in Lake Placid.
“Our team chemistry works,” Meyers said. “Katie did a great job pushing, and I’m so lucky to have a competitor like her in my sled."
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