Olympics: Kayak

Queen 13th after first kayak run

Darnestown’s Caroline Queen posted the 13th-fastest time in the first run of the Olympic women’s kayak preliminaries Monday, putting herself in position to advance to Thursday’s semifinal round.

Queen, who finished 37th at last year’s world championships, managed a time of 117.05 on her run, 18.30 seconds out of the top spot held by Spain’s Maialen Chouraut. The paddlers in the top 15 — the best of two runs counts — advance. Queen competes again later Monday.

Bethesda’s Scott Parsons also was in 13th place after the first round of the men’s competition Sunday, but he finished 16th overall, missing a spot in the semifinal by just one place.