Thursday, September 14, 2000

Teen skater off to Slovakia for competition

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Jessica Miller, 19, a member of the Northern Kentucky Skating Club, will compete in the international Ondrej Nepela Memorial competition at Bratislava, Slovakia, with her new partner, Jeff Weiss.

        Miller, the daughter of Hugh and Stephanie Miller of Villa Hills, and Weiss were chosen for the international competition by the United States Figure Skating Association after their sixth-place finish at the 2000 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.

        The pair will leave Monday. They will complete their short program Sept. 22 and their long program Sept. 23.

        They are two of eight U.S. skaters assigned to the Slovakian meet.

        Miller and Weiss spend half the year training in Crescent Springs and the other half in San Jose, Calif., where Weiss resides.

        They are coached by Tracy Purrsack and Kevin Peeks and assisted by Stephanie Miller and Ted Masdea while in Northern Kentucky.

        Jessica Miller has been skating since age 7.


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