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Marysville skaters compete at nationals
MARYSVILLE — Skaters from the Marysville Skating Club, located at the Marysville Skate Inn, placed well at the U.S. Roller Figure Skating Nationals which was held in Fort Wayne, Ind., July 21 through Aug. 7.
First-place honors went to Mike and Della Sheedy in the Masters Dance event. Virginia Kriehn was first in the Novice B Ladies Figure Skating event. Second was awarded to the Della Sheedy in the Adult Loop Contest. Northern Dynamics Precision Team, which is based at Marysville but includes five clubs from the Northwest, took second place in the Senior Precision event. They will be traveling to the World Championships at the end of November which will be held in Brasilia, Brazil. Marysville team members are Lana Dennis, Kyleen Gillette, Virginia Kriehn, Sue Logghe, Aimee Sides and Cheryl Baldwin.
Third place went to Lona Dennis in the Premier Gold Solo dance event and she teamed with John Lehni to take third place in the Premier Gold Team Dance. Mike Sheedy also took a third-place medal in the Masters Dance event.
The club made finals in more events than they have ever done before. Making it to the finals were Dan Duffy, Susan Logghe, Kyleen Gillette, Virginia Kriehn, Jim Barrett, Mavis Redman and Joanne Foster.
Miranda Heggie, Beverly Boice and Cheryl Baldwin also skated events.