Long Track World Cup #5:
There’s no stopping Team USA as they racked up three more medals at the World Cup in Inzell, Germany this morning.
Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe dominated the podium in the 1000m by going one and two, respectively. In the last pair to skate the two Americans skated against each other with Richardson skating a time of 1:14.87 to secure her god medal finished and with Bowe skating 1:15.26 to secure silver. Olga Fatkulina (RUS) joined the two Americans on the podium in third place with a time of 1:15.34. This is Richardson’s third medal of the weekend and Bowe’s second medal of the weekend.
On the mens side, it was Brian Hansen who dominated in the 1500m by placing first with a time of 1:44.58 and setting a new track record. Hansen beat out Denny Morrison (CAN) who placed second with 1:45.28 and Koen Verweij (NED) who placed third with 1:45.68. Shani Davis just barely missed the podium by placing fourth with a time of 1:45.72. This is Hansen’s second medal for Team USA this weekend.
- Heather Richardson won the Golden Skate of Inzell Award for winning the most world cup points over the weekend
- Sugar Todd joined Kayline Irvine (CAN) and Karonlina Erbanova (CZE) to place first in the Team Sprint Competition
- Brian Hansen, Mitch Whitmore and Jonathan Garcia placed first in the Team Sprint Competition
- Sugar Todd placed 18th in the 1000m with 1:18.03
- Tucker Fredricks placed 10th in the 500m #2 with 35.21
- Mitch Whitmore placed 15th in the 500m #2 with 35.36
- Maria Lamb placed seventh in the Ladies Mass Start with 8:31.68
- Jonathan Garcia placed third in the 500m #2 Division B with 35.96
- Joey Mantia placed 11th in the 500m #2 Division B with 36.94
- Kelly Gunther placed second in the 1000m Division B with 1:19.22
- Patrick Meek placed 13th in the 1500m Division B with 1:52.07
- Anna Ringsred placed 15th in the Ladies Mass Start
Long Track Junior World Championships:
The Long Track Junior Championships Team continued to race against the world this morning in Bjugn, Norway. Jerica Tandiman had the team's only top 10 finish of the day by placing 10th in the Womens 500m with a time of 41.08, which was only 1.11 seconds behind the first place skater, Vanessa Bittner, from Austria.
- Andrew Astalos placed 17th in the 1000m with 1:15.47
- Steven Hartman placed 19th in the 1000m with 1:15.61
- Kyle Ronchak placed 21st in the 1000m with 1:15.62
- Brandon Molendawas disqualified in the 1000m
- Sarah Warren placed 14th in the 500m with a time of 41.37
Short Track Junior World Championships:
Team USA continued racing this morning in the third and final day in Erzurum, Turkey. Both the men and women had an excellent day of racing, but were unable to find their way to the podium. Thomas Insuk Hong advanced the farthest for the team by making it to the quarterfinals of the 1000m distance but just barely finished 3rd and didn't advance to the semifinals. Both Aaron Tran and John-Henry Krueger made it out of their preliminaries and skated in the heats, where Tran placed third and Krueger was penalized.
For the ladies, Jacqueline Chen and April Shin skated through the 1000m preliminaries and raced in the heats, where they both placed fourth. Kimberly Goetz skated in the 1000m preliminaries and placed third in her heat.