Report on day 1 of the December 2004 United States Junior Short Track
Ice Speed Skating Championships at the
Bay County Ice Arena in Bay City, Michigan on December 18, 2004.
WILSON AND CELSKI TAKE OVER ALL LEAD AT THE
2004 U.S. JUNIOR SHORT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
Bay City, Michigan (December 18, 2004) -- Saturday marked first
day of the United States
Junior Short Track Championships being held in Michigan. The
competition selects the three best junior skaters in the country
from the overall classification to represent the United States. at the
Junior World Championships held in Serbia on January 7-9, 2005.
In the ladies’ 9-lap time trial, Maria Garcia (Carson, California)
took the win in a time of 1:37.34, while Alice Kim
(Fullerton, California) took silver in a time of 1:38.81.
Carly Wilson (Jefferson City, Missouri) took bronze with a finish
time of 1:39.79.
In the ladies’ 1500-meters event, Wilson returned to the
podium but this time for a gold medal. Wilson won with a time
of 2:34.18. Jade Wheeler (Los Alamitos, California) won silver in
2:34.67 followed by Mary Grace (Wilmette, Illinois) who took home
the bronze in a time of 2:36.93.
In the overall standings after Saturday’s races, Wilson
leads with 1175.5 points, followed by Wheeler (654 points),
and Garcia (548.5 points). Grace (404.5 points) and Kim (361 points)
round out the top five.
In the men's 9-lap time trial, Trevor Marsicano
(Ballston Spa, New York) won in a time of 1:30.31, followed by
Joey Lindsey (Long Beach, California) in a time of 1:31.18.
Hometown favorite Ryan Bedford (Midland, Michigan) won the
bronze in 1:31.29.
In the 1500-meters event J.R. Celski (Federal Way, Washington State)
took the gold in a time of 2:20.54, while Bedford took
silver in a time of 2:20.62. Kyle Carr (Marquette, Michigan)
took bronze in a time of 2:21.43.
In the overall standings after the day’s events, Celski has
the lead with 1059 points, with Bedford (798.5 points),
Marisicano (726.5 points), Lindsey (449 points), and
Carr (421.5 points) completing the top five.
Racing continues Sunday at 9am.
For more information and race results, please visit the Web site of the
Michigan Speed Skating Association
and select the U.S Junior Championships icon
December 2004 USA Junior Short Track Championships
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