Janesville Native Fredricks Wins 500 Title At US Skating Championships

Heather Richardson and Tucker Fredricks won 500-meter titles on Wednesday night at the U. S. Speed Skating Long Track Championships.

Both skaters finished first in the two heats that decided the race.

Richardson, of High Point, N.C., had times of of 38 seconds and 37.96.

Fredricks skated 34.92 in the first race and 34.95 in the second. Fredricks slipped in the final turn of the first race.

The competition in West Allis runs through Sunday with skaters having a rest day Friday.