Lockett recorded a 15th place in the first 1500m event, and improved in the second 1500m event to reach the semi-final. After narrowly missing out on the A-Final, Lockett placed third in the B-Final giving her a final ranking of ninth.
In the men’s 1000m, Bryant and OWIA teammate Pierre Boda both achieved top-20 performances, with Bryant’s 17th placing a personal best finish, and an Australian National record for the distance. Boda also recorded a 29th place in the 1500m (2) event.
Other Australian performances included Andy Jung finishing 32nd in the 500m, with Simon Francis 35th in the 1500m and Luke Cullen 41st in the same distance.
At the end of the event Australia's two highest placed performed skaters commented on their performance.
Deanna Lockett - "I'm still working to match my strength with my racing skills. I feel like I'm taking small steps forward but I need to focus on my racing in the lead up to the next event."
Alex Bryant - "Overall I'm extremely happy with my performance over the weekend. I've been working really hard physically & mentally leading up to this World Cup to improve the way I race. I'm achieving my goals and can't wait to continue my improvement on the World Cup circuit!
The Australian skaters now have a break before the World Cup season resumes in Asia, with events in Shanghai, China, on December 9-11 and Gangneung, Korea, on December 16-18.
IMAGE: Alex Bryant in Salt Lake City