High Point native Heather Bergsma placed eighth in the women's 1500 meter speed skating event Monday morning in the Winter Olympics.

Bergsma finished in 1:56.74. Her teammate Brittany Bowe placed fifth with a 1:55.54 time.

Bergsma, a High Point Central grad, will compete in several more events during the Olympics in PyeongChang:

  • 1,000 meter
  • 500 meter
  • Team pursuit
  • Mass start

The 1,000-meter race will be Wednesday at 5 a.m.

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