Results of High Point’s Heather Richardson Bergsma’s 1,000-meter speed skating race

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MILWAUKEE, WI - JANUARY 06: Heather Bergsma competes in the Ladies 1500 meter event during the Long Track Speed Skating Olympic Trials at the Pettit National Ice Center on January 6, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point native Heather Richardson Bergsma finished eighth in the 1,000-meter speed skating race Wednesday morning.

She finished the race at 1:15.15. Bergsma’s Team USA teammate Brittany Bowe finished at 1:14.36.

She also took eighth place in the 1,500-meter speed skating race on Monday. Bergsma finished the race at 1:56.74.

Heather, 28, qualified in five events, more than any other U.S. speedskater, according to the News & Record.

She’s still chasing her first Olympic medal, but the High Point Central graduate has won a staggering 85 World Cup medals and three of the last four overall women’s titles.

Heather will turn 29 years old next month. During a springtime visit home, she said she would like to try for the 2022 Games before retiring.

Heather’s will participate in the following upcoming events:

  • 6 a.m. Feb. 18: 500 meters
  • 6 a.m. Feb. 19: Team pursuit qualification
  • 6 a.m. Feb. 21: Team pursuit final
  • 6 a.m. Feb. 24: Mass start
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