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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

2013 US Junior National Champion is Clare Jeong

Clare Jeong (front row, far right)

A quick update on Clare Jeong, an amazing student athlete from Annie Wright: 

Over the weekend, Clare became the US Junior National Champion at the US Junior National Championship speed skating race in Roseville, MN

Clare has won two National Championships in her age groups before, but this one is the biggest—for the entire Junior (18 years and under) age group. This has been her dream and by far the biggest achievement in her speed skating career. 

It was a closely matched race. 

Clare competed in four events:  500m, 1000m 1500m, and 3000m. Her times from each event were calculated based on a standardized score. She became the champion by a 0.055 second win over the skater who placed second.  By doing so, she qualified and will lead the US Junior world team to compete in Italy in February 22-24. Wishing Clare continued good health and success!

As an all around champion, Clare will compete in all four events, plus the Team Pursuit and Mass Start.

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