Heather Richardson wins 2 races
WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- Heather Richardson won the 500 and 3,000-meter races Friday on the first day of the U.S. Single Distance Long Track Speedskating Championships.
Richardson, of High Point, N.C., had a winning time of 37.96 seconds in the 500 and 4:09.39 in the longer race at the Pettit National Ice Center.
In the men's competition, Mitchell Whitmore, of Waukesha, Wis., won the 500 in 35.12 and Brian Hansen, of Glenview, Ill., the 5,000 in 6:27.80. Both competed in the 2010 Olympics.
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