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Hedrick, Lamb winners at U.S. speedskating qualifier

Updated: October 21, 2006, 2:16 PM ET
Associated Press

WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- Olympic champion Chad Hedrick won at 5,000 meters and Maria Lamb captured the 3,000 Saturday in the fall World Cup qualifier for the U.S. speedskating team.

Hedrick of Spring, Texas, easily won in 6 minutes, 43.08 seconds at the Pettit National Ice Center, far slower than his gold-medal time of 6:14.68 at the Turin Games.

"Not a great time, but it's a stepping stone," Hedrick said.

He is easing back into skating after a five-month ...

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