Silk breaks 3,000 record at National speedskating

Silk breaks 3,000 record at National speedskating
Butte’s Will Silk, center, takes a break while training wity U.S. Speedskating Junior Team members Dylan Woodbury of Park City, Utah (left) and Auggie Herman of Minneapolis Feb. 19 at the High Altitude Skating Oval Feb. 9. (Courtesy photo)

MILWAUKEE — Butte High sophomore Will Silk is a national record holder.

Silk, 16, captured set a meet record while winning the 3,000-meter race at the National Age Group Pack Style Championships over the weekend at the Pettit National Ice Center. His winning time was 4 minutes, 9.04 seconds.

Jaylin Li of Bay State placed second in 4:09.36.

The previous record holder was Ethan Cepuran, who posted a time of 4:10 in 2016. Cepuran was on the 2022 U.S. Olympic team and won a bronze at the Beijing Games as part of the team pursuit.

Silk placed third overall in the Junior B division after placing third in the 1,000 (1:22) and fourth in the 500 (40.45). Silk also placed seventh after a fall in the 1,500 (2:58.32). Junior B is an age-group category.

The national championship comes less than a year after Silk was named 2020-21 Long Track Development Skater of the Year by U.S. Speedskating.

2022 National Long Track Age Group Results – Junior B

2022 National Long Track Age Group Results



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