LONDON -- The U.S. women’s pursuit team, including Jennie Reed of Kirkland, was second-fastest in qualifying Friday behind Great Britain.
The U.S. clocked in at 3:19.406. The British were nearly four seconds faster at 3:15.669, setting a new world record. It was the seventh world record to fall during the first two days of track cycling at the London Games.
The team pursuit continues Saturday.
The British team was cheered by a raucous crowd inside the London Velodrome that included Bradley Wiggins, the Tour de France champion and Olympic time trial gold medalist.