Coopersburg Woman to Compete at Inline Skating World Championships

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Southern Lehigh High School and Kutztown University Class of 2019 graduate McKenzie Browne, of Coopersburg, is gearing up to compete at the 2019 World Inline Speed Skating Championships in Barcelona this summer.

A Coopersburg woman who recently graduated from Kutztown University will compete at the 2019 Inline Speed Skating World Championships this summer in Barcelona, Spain.

According to a news release from the school, McKenzie Browne ’19 and Kutztown freshman Jazzmyn Foster, of Birdsboro, Pa., recently qualified for spots on the senior women’s world team and will compete in Spain between June 30 and July 14.

Browne is a 17-time national champion and won four gold medals at this year’s National Championships, according to the news release, which said, “her skating career has taken her to South Korea, Argentina, Colombia, Italy, Belgium, China, Taiwan, the Netherlands, and now Spain.”

Browne recently earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies at Kutztown and is a graduate of Southern Lehigh High School.

Foster earned two silver medals and a bronze medal at this year’s National Championships, according to the news release.

“This marks her third year on the national team,” it said. “She competed in China in 2017, and the Netherlands last year.”

She is a graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School in Berks County.

The Inline Speed Skating World Championships are part of the world’s largest Roller Sports and Skateboarding event, which is being held in Barcelona this July.

“The World Roller Games will see more than 4,000 athletes in action and will crown the world’s best in 11 very diverse disciplines such as Alpine, Artistic, Roller Freestyle, Downhill, Inline Freestyle, Inline Hockey, Rink Hockey, Roller Derby, Speed and Skateboarding,” the news release said. “The Scooter will debut as new World Skate discipline in the 2019 edition.”

For more information on the 2019 World Roller Games in Barcelona, visit their website.

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