=== The latest news from the USOC - November 6 ===
 
                (Courtesy of United States Olympic Committee)
 
 
 OUT FRONT
 
 (Sports Network) - Heather Richardson (Salt Lake City, Utah) won the 1,500-
 meter race on Nov. 4 to complete a five-race sweep at the U.S. Single Distance
 Long Track Championships in West Allis, Wis. The three-day competition served
 as a qualifier for the fall world cup. The other U.S. women who made the team
 include Olympians Lauren Cholewinski (Murray, Utah), Maria Lamb (Saint Paul,
 Minn.), Elli Ochowicz (Palo Alto, Calif.) and Jilleanne Rookard (Milwaukee,
 Wis.), along with 2014 hopefuls Brittany Bowe (Ocala, Fla.) and Sugar Todd
 (Milwaukee, Wis.).
 
 BACK ON TOP
 
 Geoffrey Loss (Laguna Beach, Calif.) went undefeated and clinched the Kiev
 Junior Saber World Cup title on Nov. 4 in Kiev, Ukraine. Loss edged local
 favorite Kostiantyn Voronov of the Ukraine, 15-12, in the championship to claim
 the first U.S. men's saber world cup in three years.
 
 BOBSLED
 
 Noelle Pikus-Pace(Orem, Utah) and John Daly (Smithtown, N.Y.) each won their
 races at the Utah Olympic Park on Nov. 1 to sweep the skeleton national team
 selection races in Park City, Utah. With four wins in four races, Pikus-Pace
 and Daly helped secure a spot on the national team.
 
 EQUESTRIAN
 
 James Alliston (Castro Valley, Calif.) finished first, second and sixth at the
 Galway Downs International Three-Day Event, which ran from Nov. 2-4 in
 Temecula, Calif. Alliston rode Tivoli to first place (53.4), Jumbo's Jake to
 second place (56.6) and Parker to sixth place over the weekend.
 
 McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) piloted Antares F past the competition to win the
 Alltech Grand Prix on Nov. 4 in Lexington, Ky. The duo broke the beam at 48.48
 seconds with all the rails in place, a score that proved unbeatable.
 
 Jacob Pope (Columbia, Md.) outlasted 152 riders through four rounds of
 competition to clinch the 2012 ASPCA Maclay National Championship on Nov. 4 in
 Lexington, Ky.
 
 FIGURE SKATING
 
 All three U.S. entries at the Cup of China - an ISU Grand Prix event - earned
 third-place finishes on Nov. 4 in Shanghai. Olympian Mirai Nagasua (Arcadia,
 Calif.) and Adam Rippon (Clarks Summit, Pa.) competed in the women's and men's
 events, while the duo of Madison Chock (Redondo Beach, Calif.) and Evan Bates
 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) notched their best grand prix finish in ice dancing.
 
 HOCKEY
 
 Despite holding a 50-30 shot advantage, the U.S. Junior Select Team fell to
 Canada West, 4-3, in a shootout on Nov. 3 in Barrington, Nova Scotia. J.T.
 Stenglein (Greece, N.Y.) netted two goals in the pre-tournament game.
 
 SPEEDSKATING
 
 Shani Davis (Chicago, Ill.) earned a pair of first-place finishes at the U.S.
 Single Distance Long Track Championships in West Allis, Wis., which ran from
 Nov. 2-4. With victories in the 1,000- and 1,500-meter races, Davis secured a
 spot on the men's team. Joining Davis on Team USA include Olympians Tucker
 Fredricks (Salt Lake City, Utah), Brian Hansen (Milwaukee, Wis.), Jonathan Kuck
 (Park City, Utah), Trevor Marsicano (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Mitch Whitmore
 (Park City, Utah); along with 2014 hopefuls Jonathan Garcia (Salt Lake City,
 Utah), Emery Lehman (Oak Park, Ill.), Joey Mantia (Ocala, Fla.) and Patrick
 Meek (Park City, Utah).
 
 SWIMMING
 
 Michael Klueh (Evansville, Ind.) finished nearly eight seconds clear of the
 field in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle after touching the wall in 14:39.12 at
 the FINA World Cup in Beijing on Nov. 2. He also earned a second-place finish
 in the 400 freestyle. On the women's side, Jessica Hardy (Long Beach, Calif.)
 touched second in the 100 breaststroke and fifth in the 50 freestyle.
 
 TRACK & FIELD
 
 Cody Moat (Fillmore, Utah) covered the course in 3:08:26 to win the USA
 Marathon Trail Championships by more than six minutes on Nov. 3 in Moab, Utah.
 Meanwhile, Kerri Lyons (Salt Lake City, Utah) was the top female finisher by
 more than four minutes with a time of 3:27:46.
 
 WATER POLO
 
 Two first-time champions were crowned at the 2012 TURBO Champions Cup on Nov. 4
 in Ann Arbor, Mich. On the boys' side, LA Premier topped United, 11-3, in the
 championship game, while Santa Barbara upended San Diego Shores, 10-3, en route
 to the girls' championship.
 
 UPCOMING CALENDAR
 
 
 11/05-10 - Hockey  Kerava, Finland, 2012 Women's Four Nations Cup
 
 11/06 - Figure Skating, Graz, Austria, 2012 Ice Challenge
 
 11/06-10 - Hockey  Ann Arbor, Mich., Under-18 Four Nations Cup
 
 11/07-10 - Bobsled & Skeleton, Park City, Utah, Park City North American Cup
 
 11/08-10 - Bobsled & Skeleton, Lake Placid, N.Y., Lake Placid World Cup
 
 11/08-11 - Judo, Miami, 4th IJF Grand Masters World Judo Championships
 
 11/09 - Figure Skating  Moscow  2012 Rostelecom Cup
 
 11/09-11 - Table Tennis, Hilo, Hawaii, 2012 Hawaii Island Open
 
 11/10-17 - Roller Sports, Recife, Brazil, 2012 ladies Rink Hockey World
 Championships
 
 11/11-17 - Racquetball, Los Angeles, IRF World Junior Championships
 
 
 
 11/06 10:21:43 ET

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