Emery Lehman wins spot at U.S. trials

Updated: December 28, 2013, 9:33 AM ET
Associated Press

KEARNS, Utah -- Emery Lehman's legs were shaking as he stepped to the starting line at the U.S. Olympic speedskating trials.

He always gets nervous before his races, and there was a lot on the line this time.

The 17-year-old high school senior staved off his prerace jitters and fatigue over the closing laps of the 5,000 meters Friday night to earn an Olympic berth, finishing second behind Jonathan Kuck.

"I just still can't believe," Lehman said. "It probably won't hit me for ...

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