Team USA's Biney, Santos, Stoddard Advance to Women's 1000m Short Track Semifinals

The trio will compete in the semis on Friday morning

Maame Biney

The United States will be well represented in the women's 1000m short track semifinals. Maame Biney, Kristen Santos and Corinne Stoddard each secured a spot during the quarterfinals on Friday at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

With the top-two finishers in each quarterfinal guaranteed to advance, Santos passed Korea's Choi Min-Jeong on the outside and cruised to victory in the fourth quarterfinal with a time of 1:28.393.

Biney finished second in the second quarterfinal with a time of 1:29.24, which was 0.11 seconds behind Lee Yu-Bin of Korea.

Stoddard qualified after finishing with the top third-place time of 1:27.912. Competing in the first quarterfinal, she finished behind the Netherlands' duo of Suzanne Schulting, who set a world record with a time of 1:26.514, and Xandra Velzeboer, who also advanced with a time of 1:26.592.

Italy's Arianna Fontana had the top time in the third quarterfinal with a 1:29.32. Belgium's Hane Desmet finished just 0.07 seconds behind her to secure a spot in the semifinal.

Hungary's Petra Jaszapati also advanced after taking third in the fourth quarterfinal with a time of 1:28.786.

The semifinals begin today at 6:55 a.m. ET.

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