Speedskating US Olympic Trials 2014: Live Results, Times for Men's 5000m

Joe Tansey@JTansey90Featured ColumnistDecember 27, 2013

HEERENVEEN, NETHERLANDS - MARCH 23:  Jonathan Kuck of the United States competes during his 5000m race at the Essent ISU World Single Distances Championship Speed Skating at the Thialf Stadium on March 23, 2012 in Heerenveen, Netherlands.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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On Friday night at the Utah Olympic Oval, five speedskaters punched their ticket to Sochi in long-track speedskating. 

In the men's 5,000-meter race, Jonathan Kuck won the event, which featured 19 skaters in 10 heats, with a time of 6:19.75.

The two other skaters to fill in the three allotted slots to the United States team were 17-year-old Emery Lehman (6:25.73) and Patrick Meek (6:27.90).

In the women's 3,000-meter competition, Jilleanne Rookard and Anna Ringsred qualified in the two United States roster spots for Sochi.

Rookard won the event with a time of 4:09.66 while Ringsred, who came out of retirement to attempt to qualify for Sochi, beat out Nancy Swider-Peltz and Petra Acker by just under a second with a time of 4:13.80. 

On Saturday, the men's and women's 500-meter races will be contested at the Utah Olympic Oval. 

 

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