Local Skaters Represent Area at National Event
Shown in Ocala prior to the nationals in Nebraska are, left to right, Team Skate-A-Way, coach Alan Anscombe, Victoria and John Russo, April Thomas, Stephanie Miller (adult division), Rebecca Willner (seated), Mekenzie Sargent and coach Gail Keicher-Todaro. (Not pictured: William Babb, Danielle and William Parent and Stephenie Roberts.) Steve Floethe-Photo correspondent.
Local skaters representing the Skate-A-Way South Artistic Club have returned from the U.S. Roller Skating Championships held in Lincoln, Nebraska, from July 20-Aug. 2.
Mekenzie Stewart was the top Ocala competitor, placing fourth in the Elementary Solo Dance Final.
The Ocala sibling team of John and Victoria Russo placed ninth in the Juvenile Elementary Team Dance elimination event.
Other results for local skaters in elimination events include:
Elementary Girls Figures; April Thomas, 12th and Mekenzie Sargent, 18th
Elementary Solo Dance; April Thomas, 14th
Primary Solo Dance; Victoria Russo, 12th
Juvenile Solo Dance; John Russo, 27th
Primary Girls Figures; Victoria Russo, 19th
Classic Solo Dance; Stephanie Miller, 12th
Novice Women Figures; Stephanie Miller, 16th
Esquire Solo Dane; William Bass, 30th