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2018-03-07 / Sports

Tierney among figure skaters to have strong ESG showings


Caroline Tierney, left, and Adalyn Nowakowski represented the Amherst Skating Club at the 2018 Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid in February. Both placed high enough in their respective categories to qualify to compete in the 2019 State Games of America. Caroline Tierney, left, and Adalyn Nowakowski represented the Amherst Skating Club at the 2018 Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid in February. Both placed high enough in their respective categories to qualify to compete in the 2019 State Games of America. Two figure skaters from the Amherst Skating Club – Caroline Tierney and Adalyn Nowakowski – have qualified to compete in the State Games of America in Lynchburg, Virginia, in July 2019, thanks to their scores at the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid last month.

Tierney, a 16-year-old Clarence resident and junior at Nardin Academy, received a silver medal for her second place finish in the intermediate ladies short program. She began skating through the Amherst Skating Club’s Learn To Skate Program as an 8-year-old.

Nowakowski, a 7-year-old Tonawanda resident and first-grader at Glendale Elementary School, took first place and the gold medal in the beginner girls category at the Winter Games. She also began skating through the Amherst Skating Club’s Learn To Skate Program when she was 3 years old.

In all, six skaters from Amherst Skating Club participated in this year’s Empire State Winter Games.

“We’re extremely proud of Adalyn and Caroline,” Amherst Skating Club director Mary Sue Hardt said. “We’re thrilled they learned to skate through our Learn To Skate program and have progressed so far in competition. We look forward to cheering them on at the State Games of America in 2019.”

The State Games of America is an Olympic-style event featuring competition among State Games medal winners (gold, silver, bronze) from across the nation.

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