LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Canadians Sarah Reid and Mellisa Hollingsworth are first and second after two heats in the skeleton World Cup opener in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Reid had a combined time of one minute 51.72 seconds, just 0.02 ahead of her teammate at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Marion Thees of Germany was third.

Reigning world champion Katie Uhlaender of the United States rallied after a poor first run with the second-fastest time on the second and was sixth, 0.70 off the lead.

The race is a three-heat event, and only the top 10 sleds qualify for the final heat. American Kimber Gabryszak missed the cut at 13th after the first two heats and a mistake-filled first run.