(Christopher Reeves/Park Record)

Emily Sweeney, a U.S. luge competitor, raced to a third-place finish out of a field of 32 at the Nations Cup race on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah.

The 20-year-old Sweeney finished just behind second-place finisher Eliza Tiruma of Latvia and first-place finisher Kimberly McRae of Canada.