World Short Track Championships Continue From Montreal

March 17, 2018, 5:35 p.m. (ET)

Racing continued from the 2018 World Short Track Championships in Montreal, Canada on Saturday with the men’s and women’s 500m finals, 1500m finals and relay semifinals.

Both John-Henry Krueger (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Maame Biney (Reston, Va.) secured top-15 overall finishes in their respective 500m classifications. Both skaters advanced to the 500m quarterfinal round but failed to qualify for the semifinals.

Krueger, a 2018 Olympic silver medalist, finished third in his 500m quarterfinal and 11th overall on the men’s side, while Biney finished 12th overall in the women’s 500m with a third-place finish in her quarterfinal.

Lana Gehring (Glenview, Ill.), Biney and Krueger all advanced to their respective 1500m semifinals but did not move on to the finals. Gehring and Biney finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in their women’s semifinal heat, while Krueger was penalized in his men’s semifinal race.

All three skaters finished within the top-25 overall in their 1500m classifications. Gehring and Biney were 18th and 19th overall, respectively, while Krueger finished 23rd overall in the distance.

The men’s relay team of J.R. Celski (Federal Way, Wash.), Thomas Hong (Laurel, Md.), Aaron Tran (Federal Way, Wash.) and Krueger finished fourth in their men’s relay semifinal heat (6:46.296) and will skate in the B Final on Sunday.

To view the full results, click here.

Today’s races can be seen on the Olympic Channel starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Racing continues from Montreal’s Maurice-Richard Arena on Sunday, March 18 with the men’s and women’s 1000m finals, 3000m super final and relay finals. Racing is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. ET.

World Short Track Championships Day 2 Highlights

  • John-Henry Krueger finished 11th overall in the men’s 500m and Maame Biney finished 12th overall in the women’s 500m.