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The latest news from the USOC - November 6

(Courtesy of United States Olympic Committee)

OUT FRONT

(Sports Network) - Heather Richardson (Salt Lake City, Utah) won the 1,500- meter race on Nov. 4 to complete a five-race sweep at the U.S. Single Distance Long Track Championships in West Allis, Wis. The three-day competition served as a qualifier for the fall world cup. The other U.S. women who made the team include Olympians Lauren Cholewinski (Murray, Utah), Maria Lamb (Saint Paul, Minn.), Elli Ochowicz (Palo Alto, Calif.) and Jilleanne Rookard (Milwaukee, Wis.), along with 2014 hopefuls Brittany Bowe (Ocala, Fla.) and Sugar Todd (Milwaukee, Wis.).

BACK ON TOP

Geoffrey Loss (Laguna Beach, Calif.) went undefeated and clinched the Kiev Junior Saber World Cup title on Nov. 4 in Kiev, Ukraine. Loss edged local favorite Kostiantyn Voronov of the Ukraine, 15-12, in the championship to claim the first U.S. men's saber world cup in three years.

BOBSLED

Noelle Pikus-Pace(Orem, Utah) and John Daly (Smithtown, N.Y.) each won their races at the Utah Olympic Park on Nov. 1 to sweep the skeleton national team selection races in Park City, Utah. With four wins in four races, Pikus-Pace and Daly helped secure a spot on the national team.

EQUESTRIAN

James Alliston (Castro Valley, Calif.) finished first, second and sixth at the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event, which ran from Nov. 2-4 in Temecula, Calif. Alliston rode Tivoli to first place (53.4), Jumbo's Jake to second place (56.6) and Parker to sixth place over the weekend.

McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) piloted Antares F past the competition to win the Alltech Grand Prix on Nov. 4 in Lexington, Ky. The duo broke the beam at 48.48 seconds with all the rails in place, a score that proved unbeatable.

Jacob Pope (Columbia, Md.) outlasted 152 riders through four rounds of competition to clinch the 2012 ASPCA Maclay National Championship on Nov. 4 in Lexington, Ky.

FIGURE SKATING

All three U.S. entries at the Cup of China - an ISU Grand Prix event - earned third-place finishes on Nov. 4 in Shanghai. Olympian Mirai Nagasua (Arcadia, Calif.) and Adam Rippon (Clarks Summit, Pa.) competed in the women's and men's events, while the duo of Madison Chock (Redondo Beach, Calif.) and Evan Bates (Ann Arbor, Mich.) notched their best grand prix finish in ice dancing.

HOCKEY

Despite holding a 50-30 shot advantage, the U.S. Junior Select Team fell to Canada West, 4-3, in a shootout on Nov. 3 in Barrington, Nova Scotia. J.T. Stenglein (Greece, N.Y.) netted two goals in the pre-tournament game.

SPEEDSKATING

Shani Davis (Chicago, Ill.) earned a pair of first-place finishes at the U.S. Single Distance Long Track Championships in West Allis, Wis., which ran from Nov. 2-4. With victories in the 1,000- and 1,500-meter races, Davis secured a spot on the men's team. Joining Davis on Team USA include Olympians Tucker Fredricks (Salt Lake City, Utah), Brian Hansen (Milwaukee, Wis.), Jonathan Kuck (Park City, Utah), Trevor Marsicano (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Mitch Whitmore (Park City, Utah); along with 2014 hopefuls Jonathan Garcia (Salt Lake City, Utah), Emery Lehman (Oak Park, Ill.), Joey Mantia (Ocala, Fla.) and Patrick Meek (Park City, Utah).

SWIMMING

Michael Klueh (Evansville, Ind.) finished nearly eight seconds clear of the field in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle after touching the wall in 14:39.12 at the FINA World Cup in Beijing on Nov. 2. He also earned a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle. On the women's side, Jessica Hardy (Long Beach, Calif.) touched second in the 100 breaststroke and fifth in the 50 freestyle.

TRACK & FIELD

Cody Moat (Fillmore, Utah) covered the course in 3:08:26 to win the USA Marathon Trail Championships by more than six minutes on Nov. 3 in Moab, Utah. Meanwhile, Kerri Lyons (Salt Lake City, Utah) was the top female finisher by more than four minutes with a time of 3:27:46.

WATER POLO

Two first-time champions were crowned at the 2012 TURBO Champions Cup on Nov. 4 in Ann Arbor, Mich. On the boys' side, LA Premier topped United, 11-3, in the championship game, while Santa Barbara upended San Diego Shores, 10-3, en route to the girls' championship.

UPCOMING CALENDAR

11/05-10 - Hockey Kerava, Finland, 2012 Women's Four Nations Cup

11/06 - Figure Skating, Graz, Austria, 2012 Ice Challenge

11/06-10 - Hockey Ann Arbor, Mich., Under-18 Four Nations Cup

11/07-10 - Bobsled & Skeleton, Park City, Utah, Park City North American Cup

11/08-10 - Bobsled & Skeleton, Lake Placid, N.Y., Lake Placid World Cup

11/08-11 - Judo, Miami, 4th IJF Grand Masters World Judo Championships

11/09 - Figure Skating Moscow 2012 Rostelecom Cup

11/09-11 - Table Tennis, Hilo, Hawaii, 2012 Hawaii Island Open

11/10-17 - Roller Sports, Recife, Brazil, 2012 ladies Rink Hockey World Championships

11/11-17 - Racquetball, Los Angeles, IRF World Junior Championships

11/06 10:21:43 ET


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