Julie Letai racing in the national American Cup series, from which cumulative points determined the eligible skaters for Trials.
Medfield High School senior Julie Letai has earned a spot at the U.S. Olympic Trials for short-track speed-skating. Airing live on NBC, the trials take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, on December 15-17. Sixteen women, ranging in age from 17 to 32, will compete for just three spots on the Olympic Team.
Letai, age 17, is also one of four women across the country to be named to the National Junior Development Team. She started speed-skating at age 8 at the BayState Speedskating Club in Walpole. The club welcomes skaters of all ages and abilities, and practices Thursdays and Saturdays at Rodman Arena.