The highlight of the event again came from AIS skater Daniel Greig, who secured a place for Australia in the 500m event at Sochi.
On day one, Daniel raced in the 500m B Division, recording a strong result of fourth with a time of 34.82, which was fast enough to comfortably secure Olympic qualification.
Competing in the 1000m A Division event on day two, Daniel's race was interrupted by a number of delays prior to the start, and then a mistake during the race which resulted in him finishing in 16th.
On day three, Daniel competed in the second 500m event, but was unable to reproduce his result from day one, finishing in 15th place. Also competing in the B division was Ben Southee, who was off-the-pace in 27th place in both 500m events.
Australia’s only female competitor in Salt Lake City, Brooke Lochland, finished in 36th place in the 3000m event.
After the event, Daniel was relived to qualify for Sochi, but was hoping to build on his results.
“The first two World Cup's have been filled with good practice trying to deal with things going wrong and teething issues with my 'ice feel'. Despite all this I can say that I am very happy that I still secured an Olympics qualification in two distances. I am just saving all my good luck for the big one!”
The athletes will now take part in the final two World Cup events of the year in in Kazakhstan and Germany.