Fiset top Canadian on first day of ISU World Junior Long Track Championships

Noémie Fiset of Quebec posted the best result for Canada Friday on the first day of competition at the ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships in Bjugn, Norway.

Fiset was 13th in the women’s 500m with a time of 41.09 seconds. Jeanne Blais-Dufour, also of Quebec, was 37th in 42.57.

Jordan Henkelman of Calgary was 18th in the men’s 500m in 37.50. Daniel Dubreuil of Levis, Que, was 24th in 37.44 and Alexandre Déry, also of Levis, 27th in 37.85.

Juliette Wheler of Saskatoon was 22nd in the women’s 1500m with a time of two minutes, 10.06 seconds. Fiset was 26th in 2:10.87.

Benjamin Donnelly of Oshawa was 19th in the men’s 3000m in 4:02.90. Dubreuil was 26th in 4:06.29 and Dery was 29th in 4:11.91.

The other member of Canada’s junior contingent in Norway, Isabelle Weidemann of Ottawa, did not compete Friday. She is in the final pair of Saturday’s 1000m.

Meanwhile, Canada’s lone competitor on Friday at the Essent ISU World Cup in Inzell, Germany, Kaylin Irvine of Calgary, placed 25th in the women’s 500m in 38.87. Irvine will skate in another 500m Saturday.

Also competing Saturday are Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa in 3000m, Jamie Gregg of Edmonton, William Dutton of Humboldt, Sask., and Gilmore Junio of Calgary in the 500m, and Denny Morrison of Fort St. John, B.C., in the 1000m. Morrison won a silver medal in that event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in February.

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