ALTENBERG, Germany —Katie Uhlaender kicked off the new year with a silver-medal performance at a World Cup skeleton event Friday. The Breckenridge resident finished just 0.01 seconds shy of gold in second place, while Noelle Pikus-Pace of Utah moved up in the final run to claim bronze despite sloppy track conditions because of rain. "Overall it was a good day because we're walking away with two medals for Team USA," Uhlaender said. "I'm happy, especially considering what was happening to other people because of the weather." Marion Thees of Germany won with a time of 2 minutes, 2.59 seconds. Uhlaender is fourth in the overall standings.