High Point Native Heather Bergsma Places 8th in 1500M Speed Skating at Olympics

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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