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Pattison’s Team Extreme racks up speed skating national medals
Federal Way’s Pattison’s West has long held a special spot in the world of inline speed skating. Year in and year out, the skating center has produced some of the best talent in the United States, including Winter Olympians Apolo Ohno and J.R. Celski.
Pattison’s Team Extreme elite speed skating squad turned in another impressive performance at the 2012 Indoor National Speed Skating Championships in Lincoln, Neb. The championships were held July 14-21 and Pattison’s Team Extreme racked up multiple national titles during their week in Nebraska.
The most impressive of those championships may have come from the relay team of Brandon Hall, Miguel Jose, Jeremy Anderson and Zach Sagiao. The foursome won the Senior 4-Man 4,000-meter relay title and broke the national record by more than two seconds.
The team is currently in Colorado Springs, Colo. preparing for this weekend’s USA Roller Sports 2012 Outdoor National Inline Speed Skating Championships. Hall, a 19-year-old Federal Way resident, is participating in nine different races with the goal of making the USA World Team, which will compete in Rome in September. Two years ago, Hall competed at the World Championships in South America and won a silver medal in a relay.
Here is how other Pattison’s Team Extreme skaters did at the 2012 Indoor National Speed Skating Championships in Nebraska:
• Hall finished with a silver medal in the World Class Men’s 500 meters.
• Chase Anderson won the 400-meter race in the Primary Girls category.
• Catherine Ream won the Esquire Ladies category with two first-place finishes in the 700- and 1,000-meter races and a second-place in the 500.
• Jeremy Anderson also swept all three races in the Masters Men division. Anderson won the 500-, 1,000 and 1,500-meter races.
• Jordan Hafensher won the 3,000-meter race in the Senior Men’s category.
• Nicholas Dominski and Stephen Hohagen dominated the Junior Men division by sweeping all three races. Dominski won the 500- and 1,000-meter races and Hohagen won the 2,000 meters and was second in the 500.
• Shianna Moses swept all three races in the Freshman Girls division. Moses was first in the 300-, 500- and 1,000-meter races.
• Allison Pfander won a pair of races in the Elementary Girls division in the 500- and 700-meter races and was disqualified in the 300 meters.
• Brennen Solomon won the 300 meters and finished second in the Elementary Boys division.
• Zach Sagiao finished on top of the Sophomore Men’s division with a consistent performance in Lincoln. Sagiao won the 1,000 meters and finished third in both the 500- and 1,500-meter races.
• Allison Pfander and William Poulsen won the Elementary 2-Mixed Relay race for Pattison’s. Poulsen also teamed with Christian Poulsen, Anton Zaytsev and Adrion Workman to win the Freshman 4-Boy Relay.
• Pfander also teamed with Moses, Corinne Stoddard and Anna Lapella to win the Freshman 4-Girl Relay and Allison Pfander, Moses, William Poulsen and Zaytsev won the Freshman 4-Mixed Relay.
• Jeremy Anderson and Miguel Jose won the Classic 2-Man Relay for Pattison’s Team Extreme.
• Walter Langley and Robert Workman won the Masters 2-Man Relay and Marcy Roberts and Pamela Muxlow won the Masters 2-Lady Relay. Muxlow also teamed with Tom Muxlow to win the Masters 2-Mixed Relay title.
• William Poulsen won the Novice Elementary Boys division by sweeping the 300-, 500- and 700-meter races while in Nebraska.