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of selected photographs by Jerry Search
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NATIONAL LONG TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS @ WEST ALLIS
group of pictures is from the 1988 and 1990 National Long Track Championships
in West Allis, Wisconsin. This was just a year before they built
the Pettit National Ice Center on this spot, enclosing the 400 meter Oval.
Actually, this meet was still called the National Outdoor!
Men. This one picture was actually taken in 1988. The skater
on the right in red is Paul Marchese.
Bedbury leads a group of Masters Men in the 1990 National Long Track.
Gagliano takes the lead. These guys are all veterans of many years
of speed skating.
Girls with Mary Brophy in front, skating down the backstretch. I
believe these two pictures were taken in 1988.
lap, a few strokes closer. This is now the start/finish side of the track
inside the Pettit Center.
Girls, in 1988. Can someone help identify?
Skater in the center is Jamie Stryzkalski, and on our left is future World
Champion Chris Witty (10 years ago)!
it's all about!
line! Finish judges are in the background.
National Long Track.
Search (who?) leads the Masters Men in a 1000 heat. Yep, I used to
do this stuff too! Notice the flag blowing hard in the wind!
This photo was taken by Roxanne Kassak.
Diemont rockets away from the rest of the Masters Men in their 500 meter
final. The 400 mm telephoto lens plays tricks--John is actually about
20 feet ahead of the pack. Yep: It's black and white.
Current ASU Handbooks are available through the ASU. They contain
all of the ASU Bylaws and Racing Rules, as well as a great deal of
historical information: past National Champions, National Records, past
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great skater and coach Dianne Holum, 35 years old at the time, skating
Masters Women in 1990. Dianne set new records in each event, and
two of those records were faster than the National Records for Senior
Women. The picture was the cover for the 1992-1993 Handbook of the
Amateur Speedskating Union (ASU).
to contact Shirley Yates, ASU Executive Secretary.