Dutton third after Day 1 at 2014 Essent ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships

Humboldt, Sask., skater fourth in 1000m and fifth in 500m on Saturday -


Canada’s William Dutton sits third overall after the first day of the Essent ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships. The Humboldt, Sask., skater was fourth in the 1000m (1:09.44) and fifth in the 500m (35.37) on Saturday. Skaters will race another 500m and another 1000m Sunday to determine the final placings.

Christine Nesbitt of London, Ont., is ninth in women’s classification. She was fifth in the 1000m (1:16.42) and 15th in the 500m (39.08).

Jing Yu of China leads the women after winning the 500m and placing third in the 1000m on Saturday. Margot Boer of the Netherlands is second followed by Hong Zhang of China.

Michel Mulder of the Netherlands is first among men, followed by Shani Davis of the United States, then Canada’s Dutton.

Laurent Dubreuil of Lévis, Que., is 10th overall in men’s classification after placing ninth in the 500m and 13th in the 1000m. Alexandre St-Jean of Quebec City is 11th overall, with Tyler Derraugh of Winnipeg 13th overall.

St.-Jean was 12th in the 500m and 10th in the 1000m. Derraugh was 16th in the 500m and 11th in the 1000m.

For live results of this week’s sprint championships visit http://www.isuresults.eu/.