December 15, 2009
MARQUETTE— United States Olympic Education Center speedskaters earned top-10 finishes at the U.S. Junior Short Track Championships last weekend in Green Bay, Wis.
Northern Michigan University sophomore Dan Fiorenza (Wausau, Wis.) finished in fifth place overall with 2,310 points. He took first place at 500 meters with a time of 44.834 seconds.
Marquette Senior High School senior Brett Perry (Midland, Mich.) finished in 10th place overall with 753 points. On the ladies side, MSHS senior Sarah Burg (Alpena, Mich.) finished ninth overall with 994.5 points.
The USOEC weightlifting team also competed over the weekend, bringing home a silver and two bronze medals from the American Open in Mobile, Ala.
NMU freshman and Elite Development Program athlete Thomas Braddy (Macclenny, Fla.) finished second at 105 kilograms with a 315 kg total. Sophomore Sara Cowles (Daytona Beach, Fla.) took third at 53 kg with a 144 kg total. Graduate student Collin Ito (Vista, Calif.) also finished third with a 340 kg total in the 105+ kg weight class.
Other USOEC competitors finished as follows: sophomores Robin Feuerman (Alamonte Springs, Fla.) and Allie Henry (River Falls, Wis.), fifth place at 63 kg and at 69 kg, respectively; junior Steve Jarvis (Niagra, Wis.), fourth place at 105 kg; and graduate student Breanne Carlson (Peshtigo, Wis.), 10th place at 53 kg. Facility users Dan Gorelick took 14th place at 77 kg and Mike Evans finished in ninth place at 69 kg.
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