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Celski, Reutter win 1,500 meters

Updated: September 9, 2009, 11:33 PM ET
Associated Press

MARQUETTE, Mich. -- J.R. Celski keeps beating childhood idol Apolo Anton Ohno.

Celski easily won the 1,500 meters at the U.S. short track speedskating national championships Wednesday night. He crossed the finish line waving his right arm in the air, leaving Ohno and Jordan Malone to battle it out for second.

Ohno barely got his blade in front of Malone, who ended up crashing into the boards after they crossed the line.

Celski, a 19-year-old skater from Federal Way, Wash. -- ...

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