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Mercer Island eighth-grader qualifies for Junior Olympics | Sports brief
Mercer Island eighth-grader Madeline Zeldes recently qualified to compete in the 2012 Junior Olympics later in March.
Zeldes, who attends Islander Middle School, will compete March 14-18 at Big Sky, Mont. She will compete against other 13 through 15-year-olds from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, California, Washington and Oregon. The events include the slalom, giant slalom and super-G.
Zeldes trains four days a week on snow at Alpental and Snoqualmie, and cross trains at the JCC. She competed at Mt. Spokane and Mt. Hood to make the Junior Olympic team.