Bowe reaches the podium twice in Poland today

By Tom Haraldsen | Dec. 08, 2018, 10 a.m. (ET)

Two-time Olympian Brittany Bowe (Ocala, Fla.) captured two more bronze medals for Team USA at day two of the ISU Long Track World Cup event at Arena Lodowa Tomaszon Mazowiecki-Lodsch in Poland on Saturday. Bowe placed third in both the 500m and 1500m, bringing her medal count to seven so far this world cup season.

Bowe placed third in the Ladies 500m (2) (38.231) with 2018 Olympic teammate Erin Jackson  (Ocala, Fla.) finishing 14th (38.966). Austria’s Vanessa Herzog won the 500m (2) in a track record time of 37.949. Just one hour later, Bowe finished third in the 1500m (1:58.254) while Japan’s Miho Takagi won the race in a track record time of 1:57.325.

In the Ladies 500m B (2) Kimi Goetz (Flemington, N.J.) skated a personal best time of 39.513 to place 8th, followed by Brianna Bocox (Cheyenne, Wyo.) who finished 15th (40.044).

Three Americans were among the top 20 in the Ladies B 1500m. Paige Schwartzburg (Ocala, Fla.) finished 15th (2:03.974), 2018 Olympian Mia Manganello-Kilburg (Crestview, Fla.) was 16th (2:04.616), and Goetz was 19th (2:05.006).

Two-time Olympian Joey Mantia (Ocala, Fla.) turned in the best finish among the U.S. men on Saturday, placing 9th in the Mens 1500m (1:48.971). A new track record in the Mens 1500m was set by Russia’s Denis Yuskov (1:46.783). In the Mens B 500 (2), 2018 Olympian Kimani Griffin (Winston-Salem, N.C.) skated to a 14th place finish (36.059) and teammate Brett Perry (Midland, Mich.) finished 26th (36.764). The race was won by Poland’s Artur Nogal, who skated to gold on his home ice (35.547).

In Sunday’s events, Team USA competes in the Ladies B 5000m and the Ladies Team Sprints.

Highlights:

Brittany Bowe: 500m (2) – bronze

Brittany Bowe: 1500m – bronze

Joey Mantia: 1500m – 9th

Erin Jackson: 500m (2) – 14th

Quote:

“We’ve had excellent performances from some of our veteran skaters like Brittany Bowe,” said USS National Head Coach Tom Cushman. “Our younger athletes, who are new to this level of competition, are getting some great experience and realizing what it will take to get to the top in international competition. I’m very pleased with our program and plans as we move ahead in this new Quadrennium.”