Here's where Erin Hamlin stands with two luge runs left

2018 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES -- Season: 2018 -- Pictured: Erin Hamlin -- (Photo by: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC)

Remsen native Erin Hamlin is in fifth place with two runs left in luge competition.

That's tops among Team USA entrants in the women's luge competition. The 2014 bronze medal winner is 0.045 seconds out of third place with two runs remaining.

Fellow U.S. athletes Summer Britcher and Emily Sweeney were in ninth and 15th, respectively.

“I’m happy,” Hamlin told NBC’s Lewis Johnson after her runs. “Consistency is what I’m looking for -- so far, so good.”

At the top of the standings are two Germans: defending gold medal winner Natalie Geisenberger in first and her teammate Dajana Eitberger in second. Alex Gough of Canada is third, 0.191 seconds behind Geisenberger.

A third German, Tatjana Huefner - who won gold in 2010 - is currently fourth.

If Team USA is going to win its second luge medal of the games (American Chris Mazdzer won the first medal in the country's history in men's singles over the weekend), the best chance lies with Hamlin, who will need two strong performances to get into the top three.

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