Darnestown native Caroline Queen didn’t advance beyond the qualifying round in whitewater slalom racing earlier today, knocking out the only American in the field of 21 women kayakers.
The 20-year old Queen finished 18.30 seconds off the top mark in her initial run of 117.05. Her second run was significantly slower, as she finished at 136.23 and suffered a pair of two-second penalties for gate touches. She was forced to take the first run as her best time.
Fifteen boats advanced onto the next round, leaving Queen, who finished 17th, on the outside looking in from London.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times