Day 3 of Long Track World Cup Qualifier RECAP
The final day of the Long Track Fall World Cup Qualifier in Salt Lake City saw four personal bests and a highly anticipated mass start. Brittany Bowe once again dominated the Women’s 1000m, finishing in 1.12,91, nearly reaching her world record time of 1.12,58, which she set last November. Both Paige Schwartzburg and Erin Bartlett reached new personal bests, as did Kyle Ronchak on the men’s side.
Shani Davis, Joey Mantia and Mitch Whitmore claimed the fastest three racing times of the day in the Men’s 1000m. Jeffrey Swider-Peltz, who trains in Milwaukee, set a new personal best of 1.10,26, earning him a spot on his first World Cup Team.
The mass starts flowed smoothly on the fastest ice on earth, with standout performances from both Whitmore and Mantia. “I’m pretty pleased with my races this weekend” said Mantia. “The times are right on track for this time of year; I just need to execute better skating moving forward. All in all, this season has been a lot of fun, and I’m looking forward to focusing on the progression as we get closer to World Cups and potentially be in a position to hit the top of the podium again this year.”
For full results from day one of racing, click here.
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