Long track speedskater Brian Hansen of Glenview scored an upset win over two-time Olympic champion Shani Davis to take the U.S. title in the 1,500 meters Sunday in Kearns, Utah.
Hansen clocked 1 minute, 44.96 seconds to 1:46.65 for Davis, of Chicago, who won silver medals in the 1,500 at the last two Olympics and multiple U.S. titles at the distance
Saturday, Davis had won the 1,000, the event in which he earned gold medals at the last two Winter Games.
The star of the 2012 U.S. Championships, which end Monday, has been Heather Richardson.
Richardson, a 23-year-old former inline skater from North Carolina, has set U.S. records in winning at three distances, adding the mark in Sunday’s 1,500 to her record performances in the 1,000 and 500.
Her 1,500 time of 1:53.84 bettered the mark of 1:54.19 set in 2009 by Jennifer Rodriguez.
Brittany Bowe, who switched to ice skating after finishing her college basketball career at Florida Atlantic University, finished second to Richardson in all three races.
In the men’s all-around competition, Jonathan Kuck of Champaign has a small lead over Joey Mantia and Emery Lehman of Oak Park going into the final race, Monday’s 10,000 meters.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun