Congrats to Katherine Reutter of Central Illinois
Yesterday, Katherine Reutter won the gold in the 1500m short track race at the World Cup in Montreal with a time of 2:23. Katherine is a native of Champaign, and is on target for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver next Feb.
Stephen Colbert has graciously lent his name to the US Speed Skating team and Katherine also has sponsorship by local businesses. Colbert is asking his fans at Colbert Nation to donate here.
Katherine is a Benny family friend. Benny's World is very proud of her accomplishments, and very pleased for her parents, Jay and Beth, who have been the major part of her journey to the Olympics.
Way to go, Katherine!
Photo courtesy of Getty Images and Universal Sports.