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PATRICK MEEK
Sport Discipline: Long Track
2014 Olympic Events: 5,000m
Height: 5-9
Weight: 157
DOB: 11/10/85
Birthplace: Evanston, Ill.
Hometown: Northbrook, Ill.
Current Residence: Park City, Utah
High School: St. Louis University High School (St. Louis, Mo.) '04
College: University of Utah '09, Political Science
Coach(es): Matt Kooreman, Kip Carpenter
ROAD TO SOCHI
After seven years of training in Salt Lake City, Utah, Meek has developed into one of the premier distance skaters in the country. He is coming off one of his strontest seasons to date, in which he posted multiple career-best world cup finishes and was crowned the 2013 national marathon champion. He is making his first Olympic appearance and will represent the U.S. in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter events.
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, 3rd (5,000m)
  • 2012-13 Erfurt World Cup, silver (10,000m)
  • 2013 intermediate short track national champion
  • 2013 National Marathon Championships, 1st (25,000m), 3rd (50,000m)
  • 2013 National Allround Championships, 2nd (10,000m)
  • 2005 Junior World Championships, bronze (team pursuit)
PERSONAL
Son of Joe and Sherrie Meek…Has two sisters, Kathleen and Elizabeth…Works part-time as a concierge at the Waldorf Astoria in Park City, Utah, as part of the Team USA Career Program…Hobbies include cycling.
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