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Malone wins bronze at short track speedskating championships

United States Olympic Education Center speedskater Jordan Malone won a bronze medal at the 2012 U.S. Short Track Speedskating Championships on Jan. 6-8 in Kearns, Utah.

This earned him a spot on the World Cup team and World Championship team. Teammate Kimberly Derrick placed sixth overall, also earning a spot on the World Cup team.

Malone (Denton, Texas), a Northern Michigan University sophomore, finished second in the 1500 meter semifinal race with USOEC skater Chris Creveling (Kintersville, Pa.) finishing third. In the finals, Malone finished fourth with a time of 2:21.023.

In the 500 meter race, Malone finished second in the semifinals and also in the final behind championship winner Simon Cho with a time of 42.932. Malone placed third in the 1000 meter race with a time of 1:33.967 and skated to second place in the 3000 meter superfinal with a time of 5:00.485.

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Junior Kimberly Derrick (Grand Rapids, Mich.) finished second in her 1500 meter semifinal heat and fourth in the final with a time of 2:36.64.

Derrick skated in the 500 meter B final, finishing second behind Katherine Reutter, while USOEC skater Sara Burg (Alpena, Mich.) finished fourth.

In the 1000 meter semifinal heat, Derrick finished third and advanced to the B final, where she posted a second-place time of 1:40.961.

In the last race, the 3000 meter superfinal, Derrick finished seventh with a time of 5:28.409.

Creveling, a junior at NMU, placed seventh overall at the championships. He placed third in the B final 1500 meter and second in both the 500 meter B eterfinal and 1000 meter B final.

His time of 5:01.125 earned him fifth in the 3000 meter superfinal.

World Cup 5 will be held Feb. 3-5 in Moscow, Russia, with World Cup 6 following a week later in Dordrecht, Netherlands.

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