John-Henry Krueger Leads Team USA On Final Day In Dordrecht

Oct. 08, 2017, 11:43 a.m. (ET)

The second 2017-18 ISU Short Track World Cup came to an end today from the Sportboulevard Arena in Dordrecht, Netherlands. The final day of racing saw medals handed out for the men’s and women’s 1000m, the women’s 3000m relay, and the men’s 5000m relay.

John-Henry Krueger (Pittsburgh, Pa.) earned the highest individual finish by a U.S. male skater today with a seventh overall finish in the 1000m.

The 15-time World Cup medalist worked his way through the quarter and semifinal rounds, and ultimately finished third in the B Final. After two World Cups, he now sits in 14th place in the 2017-18 World Cup 1000m standings and is the top U.S. male skater in two of the three individual World Cup distances (16th overall in the 500m).

In other U.S. finishes, the men’s 5000m relay team of Krueger, Thomas Hong (Laurel, Md.), Aaron Tran (Federal Way, Wash.) and Keith Carroll Jr. (Honey Brook, Pa.) won their B Finals race against Belgium in 6:53.984. While, the women’s 3000m relay team of Kristen Santos (Fairfield, Conn.), Lana Gehring (Glenview, Ill.), Kimi Goetz (Flemington, N.J.) and Jessica Kooreman (Melvindale, Mich.) finished third in their B Final in 4:15.771.

J.R. Celski (Federal Way, Wash.) skated in the men’s 1000m quarterfinal but fell during the sixth lap and did not advance. In addition, Kooreman and Gehring did not advance out of their 1000m quarterfinal heats.

For full race results, click here.

Watch the second day of racing from World Cup Dordrecht on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET.

Next up for the U.S. team is a trip back to Salt Lake City for a few weeks of training before the third and fourth World Cups in Shanghai, China (Nov. 9-12) and Seoul, Korea (Nov. 16-19).

Highlights from World Cup Dordrecht Day 4 (Oct. 8)

  • John-Henry Krueger skated to a third place finish in the 1000m B Final and finished seventh overall…it was his 23rd career World Cup individual distance top-10 finish and second top-10 finish this season (also: 10th, 500m World Cup Budapest).
  • The men’s relay of Krueger, Thomas Hong, Aaron Tran and Keith Carroll Jr. finished first in the men’s 5000m B Final and sixth overall…it was their second consecutive sixth place finish.

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