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(NEWS CENTER)-- Julia Clukey fell short in her quest to make the US Olympic luge team when she finished 6th ata World Cup event in Utah. Clukey, who was a member of the 2010 Olympic Luge team released the following statement:

"Missing out on the chance to compete in the upcoming Olympics is very disappointing. Tonight's race came down to fractions of a second and I gave it everything I had. As I've told the thousands of high school students and young people over the past few years, there are times in your life when you are going to face adversity and it's up to you how to respond to it. I certainly plan to learn from this experience and become an even stronger person. I wish my teammates the best of luck in Sochi and will be proud to support them in any way I can."