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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ex-Softballer Elana Meyers Takes Home Olympic Silver Medal

Former George Washington softball slugger Elana Meyers earned her second-career Olympic medal yesterday, taking home a silver medal in the two-woman bobsled.

Partnered with Lauryn Williams, who also competed for Team USA in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, the Meyers/Williams duo led the way halfway through the four-heat competition.

However, the final two runs were a bit slower and Meyers/Williams (USA Team #1) wound up with the still-impressive silver medal. USA Team #2 finished with the bronze. Canada #1, also the gold medalists in 2010, again took home the gold in Sochi.

Meyers spent four seasons as a shortstop for the GW Colonials and set several program records, as we noted in this "Where Are They Now?" post that featured her. She also pitched during her freshman campaign, but focused solely on offense & defense in the latter part of her career. She played a season of professional softball following her career in college.

This marks Meyers' second-career Olympic medal, following a bronze in the same event in the 2010 games in Vancouver (then paired with Erin Pac).

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