Personal and Season Best Times for the US at the World Allround Championships

March 04, 2019, 1:47 p.m. (ET)

Two U.S. skaters competed at the 2019 World Allround Championships where Czech skater Martina Sablikova broke two world records. Ethan Cepuran (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) and Carlijn Schoutens (Heemstede, Netherlands) raced in three distances each, finishing 24th and 22nd overall, respectively.

Schoutens skated a season’s best in her 3000m, finishing with a time of 4:10.12 and 19th place. Her 1500m time of 2:01.20 earned her a 22nd spot finish and her 500m time of 41.70 landed her in 23rd. She did not race the 5000m.

“It was exciting being at the World Allround Championships,” said Schoutens. “Overall though, not my weekend. Between some mistakes of my own and one unfortunate lane change with my pair, it could have been better. On to the next one, on home ice!”

Cepuran skated a personal best time of 37.06 in his 500m, which earned him his highest finish for the event, in 16th. He also skated the 1500m (1:49.49) for 24th and the 5000m (6:44.81) for the 24th spot. He did not compete in the 10000m.

“It was super cool to get to compete in my first senior world championships,” Cepuran said. “Even though I didn’t race amazingly, it was still an awesome experience that I won’t forget.”

USS Long Track Program Director Matt Kooreman coached the U.S. skaters during the event where he said they learned some good lessons about international competition.

“Our skaters battled as hard as they could this weekend,” Kooreman said. “I’m sure they will take this experience, racing the world’s best, and use it to improve their skating in years to come.”

Sablikova won the Overall event for the ladies, skating to a world record in the 3000m with 3:53.31, breaking the previous record set by Cindy Klassen (3:53.34). She also broke her own world record in the 5000m (6:42.66), crossing the finish line at 6:42.01. Patrick Roest (NED) won the Men’s Overall medal.

Schoutens will skate the World Cup Finals at the Utah Olympic Oval, Mar. 9-10. Olympic medalist Brittany Bowe (Ocala, Fla.) will also compete. She leads in world cup points in the 1000m and 1500m. Two-time Olympian Joey Mantia (Ocala, Fla.) will skate the 1500m, Mass Start and the 1000m, where he is ranked fifth, sixth and ninth, respectively. Kimi Goetz (Flemington, N.J.) will compete in the Ladies Mass Start.


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