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Segger races to bronze in Germany

February 14, 2017
By staff , Lake Placid News

United States Junior national team luger Duncan Segger, of Lake Placid, teamed up with Dana Kellogg, of Chesterfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday to capture the bronze medal in an event in Altenberg, Germany.

U.S. Junior National Team coach Fred Zimny said it was part of a productive day in Altenberg that opened with Sean Hollander, also of Lake Placid, celebrating his birthday with a "solid ninth-place finish in a youth men's field stacked with local German sliders and a full Russian contingent."

Zachary DiGregorio, of Medway, Massachusetts, was 25th.

Later, Ashley Farquharson, of Park City, Utah, put down a pair of solid runs in the youth women's event to place fifth, 0.2 of a second from the podium.

Sophie Kirkby, of Ray Brook, finished 13th in that competition.

Kellogg and Segger, with the third fastest times of each run, interrupted a German medal sweep of the youth race, finishing 0.55 of a second from the top time. The achievement was all the more noteworthy as they just had eight runs to analyze the intricacies of the course that lies just a few miles from the border of the Czech Republic.

Brittney Arndt, also of Park City, was 10th in Sunday's junior women's singles event. Grace Weinberg, of Pittsfield, Vermont, took 14th place.

The USA Luge juniors and youth sliders have now moved on to Winterberg, Germany for the final Junior World Cup series of the season on Saturday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 19.

 
 

 

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