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Humphries pushes as guest at USA Bobsled race

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Kaillie Humphries competed as a guest in USA Bobsled's national push championships Thursday, with the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Canada waiting to see if she'll compete for the Americans.

A forerunner for the competition, she was checking the timing systems before the other competitors took their runs. Her times were not released, since they didn't factor into the final standings.

Elana Meyers Taylor won the women's driver push competition. Meyers Taylor won't compete this season because she and her husband are expecting their first child in the spring. Codie Bascue won the men's driver title, Sylvia Hoffman won the women's brakeman push title and Kyle Wilcox was tops in the men's competition.

Humphries didn't compete last season after alleging she was the subject of verbal and mental abuse by a coach. She asked Canada to release her so she can race for the U.S. this season and beyond.

She'll need permission to join the U.S. team by Sept. 30 to be eligible this season.