Along with fellow OWIA athletes Andy Jung and Pierre Boda, Lockett competed in the inaugural ISU Shanghai Trophy this weekend.
On the opening day Lockett finished eighth in the 1500 metre event, after reaching the B-Final where she placed second.
Jung and Boda finished 15th and 21st respectively in the Men’s event.
Day two saw Lockett take to the track in the 500 metres, where she finished 11th, a distance that she previously had only ever competed in on a handful of occasions.
Lockett also competed in the Mixed Relay event, taking home a medal with her team finishing in third place.
Following the race, Lockett said her performance has given her confidence to continue working on this event as she already looks ahead to next season.
“I feel like I’m a lot better since I last competed in a 500 metre event, and I want to carry on my rhythm in the 500 for next season,” she said.
Jung also had a good run in the 500 metres finishing ninth after reaching the semi-finals, while Boda finished in 20th place.
The final day of competition saw the athletes compete in the 1000 metres, with Boda and Jung making it through to the quarter finals, eventually finishing 14th and 16th respectively.
Once again Lockett performed strongly, qualifying for the B-Final, where she finished third, meaning an overall placing of seventh.
Coach Anthony Barthell was pleased with the solid races all three athletes had over the three day event in Shanghai, as they all now look ahead to next week’s World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul, Korea.
“Andy has had some solid races and is really gaining momentum for next week, and Deanna is skating well and should be ready to go next week,” Barthell said.
“Pierre is gaining a bit of confidence here while working on some technical aspects of his racing.”
IMAGE: Andy Jung in action © Schaats Skating Photos