Richardson wins 1,500 at Long Track Championships

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Heather Richardson races in the 500 meter event of the U.S. single distance long track championships at the Petit National Ice Center Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)


WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — Heather Richardson won the 1,500 meters Sunday to complete a sweep of all five races at the U. S. Long Track Speedskating Championships.

Richardson's time of 1 minute, 55.26 seconds shattered the Pettit National Ice Center mark of 1:57.55 set on Jan. 14, 2007, by Canada's Kristina Groves. Richardson also won both 500s, the 1,000 and 3,000 in the three-day competition.

Second-place finisher Brittany Bowe also eclipsed the old mark in 1:56.86.

Shani Davis, who won silver at 1,500 meters in the last two Winter Olympics, won the men's race in 1:44.94.