United States track star Lolo Jones won silver in her bobsled debut with Jazmine Fenlator in the World Cup season-opener.
Reigning world champion Kaillie Humphries of Canada won the gold medal.
Humphries and brakewoman Chelsea Valois finished the two runs at Lake Placid in 1 minute, 54.86 seconds, 0.47 seconds ahead of Fenlator and Jones, a two-time Olympian in hurdles.
Elana Meyers and track and field star Tianna Madison, who won gold at the London Olympics in the 4x100 relay, won the bronze, just 0.01 behind their teammates at Mount Van Hoevenberg.
Americans Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans finished ninth in the 16-sled field.