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Long Track Team Named

US Speedskating has named its long track World Cup teams after weekend competition in West Alis, Wis.

Women

500 meters:
1. Elli Ochowicz (Waukesha, WI)
2. Jennifer Rodriguez (Miami, FL)
3. Heather Richardson (High Point, NC)
4. Lauren Cholewinski ( Pineville, NC)
5. Rebekah Bradford (Apple Valley, MN)

1,000 meters
1. Jennifer Rodriguez
2. Elli Ochowicz
3. Heather Richardson
4. Rebekah Bradford

1,500 meters
1. *Jennifer Rodriguez (will not skate World Cup III in Moscow)
2. *Nancy Swider Peltz Jr. (will not skate World Cup III in Moscow)
3. Catherine Raney Norman (will skate in the World Cup III in Moscow)

3,000/5,000 meters:
1. *Nancy Swider Pelz Jr (will not skate World Cup III in Moscow)
2. Catherine Raney Norman
3. Maria Lamb (will not skate World Cup III in Moscow)

MEN
500 meters:
1. Tucker Fredricks (Janesville, WI)
2. Brent Aussprung (Madison, WI
3. Shani Davis (Chicago, IL)
4. Chris Needham (Belmont, MA)
5. Mike Blumel (Woodbury, MN)

1,000 meters:
1. Shani Davis
2. Nick Pearson (Vernon, WI)
3. *Chad Hedrick (Spring, TX) - Will skate European World Cup events only
4. *Trevor Marsicano (Ballston Spa, NY)- Will skate European World Cup events only
*Brent Aussprung (Madison, WI) - Will skate the World Cup V in Nagano in Chad Hedrick's place
*Chris Needham (Boston, MA) -Will skate the World Cup V in Nagano in Trevor Marsicano's place

1,500 meters:
1. *Shani Davis - (will not skate World Cup III in Moscow)
2. Trevor Marsicano
3. Ryan Bedford (Midland, MI)

5,000/10,000 meters
1. *Shani Davis (will not skate World Cup III in Moscow)
2. *Chad Hedrick (will not skate World Cup III in Moscow)
3. Trevor Marsicano
4. Ryan Bedford

Mia Manganello (Crestview, FL) will skate in the team pursuit, but no individual events.

The U.S. team's first World Cup competition will be Nov. 7-9 in Berlin.

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 27, 2008; 11:02 AM ET
Categories:  Speedskating  
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