7 locals skate at State Games

The Albany Figure Skating Club had seven skaters compete among the more than 10,000 athletes from all over the United States at the eighth biennial State Games of America, held in Hershey, Pa. from July 31 to Aug. 4. 

Athletes qualified for this prestigious Olympic-style national event by receiving a first-, second- or third-place award in 29 different sports at one of the individual State Games held during the past two years. Albany FSC participants became eligible by winning medals at the 2012 or 2013 Empire State Winter Games, which are held annually in Lake Placid.

The State Games of America is sponsored by the National Congress of State Games (NCSG), a membership organization comprised of 31 Summer State Games and 10 Winter State Games organizations, and a member of the United States Olympic Committee's Multi Sport Organizational Council.

The Albany Figure Skating Club is proud of the performance of all of its members who represented New York and the Capital District at this event, and congratulates all of the figure skating competitors.

Albany Figure Skating Club members who competed, and their results, in alphabetical order, are:

—  Clare Crosland, Delmar, Pre-Preliminary CTT Girls Free Skate, 11th place;

— Shea Coleman Foley, Slingerlands, Juvenile CTT Girls Free Skate, 12th place;

— Monica Gault, Clifton Park, Pre-Preliminary Girls Free Skate, second place;

— Ellen Harris, Slingerlands, Pre-Juvenile CTT Girls Free Skate, eighth place;

— Bethany Hayes, Mechanicville, No Test Girls Free Skate, fourth place;

— Jamie Howe, South Windsor, Conn., Juvenile CTT Girls Free Skate, 10th place; and

— Jing Jing Wu, Delmar, Preliminary Girls Free Skate, second place.

For information about the 2013 State Games of America, visit www.stategames2013.com.  Information about the Albany Figure Skating Club’s programs and activities may be found on the club’s website at www.albanyfsc.org.

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