Lake Placid, N.Y. • Six young Utah athletes and another with Utah ties were named to USA Luge's junior nationals teams for the coming year.
Ty Anderson of Alpine and Pat Edmunds and Anthony Espinoza of Park City were named to the Junior National C Team. Park City junior lugers Jake Farquharson, Samantha Carone and Katy Simi will compete on the D Team.
Kate Hansen of La Canada, Calif., the 2008 Junior World Champion, was named to the junior national team. She took half of last season off to matriculate as a freshman at BYU, but still managed to finish fifth at the 2011 Junior World Championships.