Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries teamed with rookie brakewoman Chelsea Valois on Saturday to win the women's bobsleigh race at the Canadian bobsleigh and skeleton championships in Calgary.

Humphries, from Calgary, and Valois, from Zenon Park, Sask., finished with a two-run time of one minute 56.53 seconds.

"We were close to pushing a start record for this track so it was a really good day for us," said Humphries, following her fourth national title. "There was lots of snow on the first run and then the track sped up."

The veteran was proud of her teammate.

"I know Chelsea was a little nervous," said Humphries. "This was the 15th and 16th time she has been down a bobsleigh track so it was great to see her do well. We have lots of work ahead of us but we are excited for the season."

Edmonton's Jenny Ciochetti teamed up with Calgary's Kate O'Brien to finish second at 1:57.87, while Calgary's Rosalyn Nykolichuk and Winnipeg's Chelsey Kaprenko locked up the bronze medal with a time of 2:00.45.