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High Point native Heather Richardson

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — High Point native Heather Richardson set a track record in winning the women’s 500-meter race Friday of the U.S. Speedskating Long Track Championships at the Pettit National Ice Center, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

Richardson finished her heat in 37.24 seconds, while Brittany Bowe covered the distance in 37.65 to finish second. Sugar Todd was third in 38.82, followed by Kelly Gunther in 39.77.

The 25-year-old Richardson’s performance gave her 37.24 points heading into the 3,000-meter later in the evening, but official results were not immediately available.

In the men’s 500-meter race, Mitchell Whitmore won with a time of 34.98, followed by Jonathan Garcia at 35.40.

Read full story: The Greensboro News & Record

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