Two more Canadian Junior Records at the Can Am Speed Skating Competition

The All Round Long and All Round Short events wrapped-up today at the 15th annual Can Am long track speed skating competition. National Development team member Justin Warsylewicz captured his second and third Canadian Junior Records of the competition, adding to the 3000m record he skated during yesterday’s races. He captured the record in the 5000m with a time of 6:39.42, which resulted in a new record for All Round Long total points.

National Team skater Arne Dankers was first in the 5000m event with an impressive time of 6:35.83, followed by short track Oval Program skater Shani Davis (USA), who also trains on the long track (6:36.83). Davis set a new US National Record for All Round Long total points. Warsylewicz’s Canadian Junior Record performance put him in third position. In the men’s All Round Long 1500m races, Davis finished first with a time of 1:47.84. Finland’s Risto Rosendahl was second with a 1:47.89, while Dankers skated a new personal best time – a fast 1:48.28.

In the Women’s All Round Short competition, National Team member Kerry Simpson finished first in the 1500m and the 1000m races today. In the 1500m, she finished with a time of 1:58.90, and in the 1000m event she crossed the line in 1:19.15. National Development teammate Chelsey Parker was second (2:02.66) in the 1500m, while American Margaret Crowley was third (2:03.37).

In the 1000m, Russia’s Svetlana Kaikan was second (1:21.15) and Crowley was third (1:21.20). In the 3000m races, National Team skater Cindy Overland was first with a time of 4:16.19, followed by Simpson in second with a 4:17.82. Crowley was third with a time of 4:22.28.

In the men’s 1500m All Round Short event, it was an Oval Program sweep with Cailean Duggan (ON) in first with a time of 1:49.57, Marcin Goszczynski was second (1:50.31) and Mark Wild (ON) in third (1:52.02). In the 1000m distance, Even Wetten of Norway was first with a time of 1:11.78, followed by Russia’s Dmitry Lobkov with second (1:12.06). Wild was third with a time of 1:12.71.

In the 3000 event, Duggan captured another first place finish with a time of 4:01.41, and Wild crossed the line in 4:04.37 for another silver. Oval skater Adam McCabe (ON) was third with a time of 4:04.86.

Oval Program member Cailean Duggan from Ontario was named the men’s All Round Short champion, Mark Wild (ON) was second overall and Adam McCabe (ON) was third. American Shani Davis was named the men’s All Round Long champion, followed by Canadians Arne Dankers and Justin Warsylewicz. Canadian Kerry Simpson was crowned the women’s All Round Short Champion, followed by American Margaret Crowley and Canadian Chelsey Parker.

For complete results, please visit www.oval.ucalgary.ca Next up at the Olympic Oval is the Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating at the Olympic Oval December 6th and 7th. Tickets available at the Olympic Oval Front Office or Ticketmaster.


For further information contact:
Anne Reeves Judin
Communications Specialist
akreeves@ucalgary.ca or 403-220-8158



2003 Can Am Speed Skating Competition
Sunday, November 30, 2003
All Round Short Women’s 1000m
1. Kerry Simpson (CAN) 1:19.15
2. Svetlana Kaikan (RUS) 1:21.15
3. Margaret Crowley (USA) 1:21.20
4. Chelsey Parker (CAN) 1:21.67

All Round Short Men’s 1000m
1. Even Wetten (NOR) 1:11.78
2. Dmitry Lobkov (RUS) 1:12.06
3. Mark Wild (ON) 1:12.71

All Round Long Men’s 1500m
1. Shani Davis (USA) 1:47.84
2. Risto Rosendahl (FIN) 1:47.89
3. Arne Dankers (CAN) 1:48.28
4. Denny Morrison (CAN) 1:50.34

All Round Short Women’s 3000m
1. Cindy Overland (CAN) 4:16.19
2. Kerry Simpson (CAN) 4:17.82
3. Margaret Crowley (USA) 4:22.28

All Round Short Men’s 3000m
1. Cailean Duggan (ON) 4:01.41
2. Mark Wild (ON) 4:04.37
3. Adam McCabe (ON) 4:04.86

All Round Long Men’s 3000m
1. Arne Dankers (CAN 3:44.53
2. Justin Warsylewicz (CAN) 3:47.05
3. Shani Davis (USA) 3:47.54
6. Dustin Johnston (CAN) 3:53.67

All Round Long Men’s 5000m
1. Arne Dankers (CAN) 6:35.83
2. Shani Davis (USA) 6:36.83
3. Justin Warsylewicz (CAN) 6:39.42
4. Dustin Johnston (CAN) 6:49.33