Athletes Qualify For Fall World Cup Team

Sunday: Sep//30

Final Day of Short Track Fall Trials

On the fourth and final day of competition at the U.S. Single Distance Short Track Championships, five men and five women qualified for the fall World Cup team.  


JR Celski (Federal Way, WA)

Chris Creveling (Kintnersville, PA)

Kyle Carr (Peach Tree City, GA)

Jeff Simon (Las Vegas, NV)

Travis Jayner (Midland, MI)


Jessica Smith (Melvindale, MI)

Sarah Chen (San Marino, CA)

Lana Gehring (Northbrook, IL)

Emily Scott (Springfield, MO)

Alyson Dudek (Hales Corners, WI)

Athletes have until October 7th to accept or decline their spot on the team.  Two additional athletes—one for the men’s and women’s team—will be selected for two discretionary spots on October 8th.

It was another great day of racing at the Utah Olympic Oval, which saw winners crowned in two distances—500m and 1000m—along with the winners of the overall classification.

JR Celski and Jessica Smith took top honors in the overall classification.  Rounding out the top three for the women was Sarah Chen in second and Lana Gehring in third.  For the men, it was Chris Creveling in second, followed by Kyle Carr in third.

For complete results from today’s competition, visit http://usspeedskating.org/athletes/results.

The first Samsung ISU Short Track World Cup will be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from October 19-21.

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