Krasnaya Polyana, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Norway's Kjetil Jansrud led the men's super combined competition after posting the top time in the downhill section Friday, while reigning gold medalist Bode Miller sat in 12th heading into the slalom at the Sochi Olympics.
Fresh off claiming the bronze medal in Sunday's downhill competition, Jansrud navigated the first portion of the super combined in 1 minute, 53.24 seconds, just .14 seconds faster than Ondrej Bank of the Czech Republic.
Austria's Matthias Mayer, who grabbed the downhill gold ahead of Jansrud, crossed the line in 1:53.61 to head into the slalom portion in third, while Miller ended up in 12th after posting a time of 1:54.67.
The 36-year-old Miller, competing in his fifth Winter Games, stumbled to an eighth-place finish in Sunday's downhill competition.
Fellow American Ted Ligety, the reigning super combined world champion and 2006 gold medalist in this event, made his Sochi debut Friday, finishing the downhill portion in 18th place with a time of 1:55.17.
Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal, who won a medal of each color in Vancouver, was in sixth after the downhill section, followed by Croatia's Ivica Kostelic, who won silver in the slalom and super combined in 2010 at Vancouver.
Italian Christof Innerhofer, the silver medalist in the downhill at Sochi, finished just behind Kostelic in eighth.