KEARNS, UT (March 3, 2012) - The American Cup Final/ Champions Challenge continued at Utah Olympic Oval today with competition in the ladies 1000m, 3000m and the men’s 1500m and 5000m distances.
Posting a personal-best time of 1:17.17, Sugar Todd (Union, NE) finished first in the 1000m Ladies. Second place went to Rebekah Bradford (Apple Valley, NM) with 1:19.44 and the third place went to Leah Lambert (Delafield, WI) with 1:21.65.
Joey Mantia (West Jordan, UT) won the 1500m Men’s distance with personal-best time of 1:59.85, followed by Nico Dorsch (Germany) posting a personal-best time of 1:49.84, and Felix Rijhnen (Germany) who also post a personal-best time with 1:50.31.
Finishing with a time of 4:26.18, Lisa Hambly (White Bear Lake, MN) took the top spot for the Ladies 3000m. Rebekah Dyrud (Plymouth, MN) took the second place with 4:28.12 and Briana Kramer (Orlando, FL) finished third with 4:31.12.
Each of the podium finishers posted personal-best times in the Men’s 3000m distances, Edwin Park (Federal Way, WA) finished first with a time of 4:13.24 ahead of Connor Theisen (Shoreview, MN) in second with 4:13.25 and Andrew Turner (St. Paul, MN) in third with 4:16.17.
In the 5000m, Nico Dorsch (Germany) finished first with season-best time of 6:43.94, followed by Alex Hopp (West Jordan, UT) with 6:44.99 and Reyon Kay (New Zealand) with a personal-best time of 6:45.20.
Extended results from today’s races are available at www.speedskatingresults.com.
The American Cup finals continue tomorrow with Ladies and Men’s 500m, 1000m distance and the Mass Start. Races begin at 9am (MST). Follow the results live at www.speedskatingresults.com and on US Speedskating’s Twitter & Facebook pages.