Jordan Stolz Sets Another Junior World Record In 1500m Victory At AmCup Final
by Paul D. Bowker
Three-time World Champion Jordan Stolz added another slice to his record-setting season at the US Speedskating Long Track AmCup Final over the weekend in Kearns, Utah.
One week after becoming the first man to win three World Titles in the same year, Stolz set a Junior World Record with his victory in the Men’s 1500m Sunday at the Utah Olympic Oval. Stolz won in 1 minute, 42.26 seconds, defeating 2022 Olympic teammate Emery Lehman by more than a second.
The win completed a season in which the 18-year-old Stolz also won four Junior World Titles, three U.S. Championships and medals at three distances at the World Cup Final.
Greta Myers captured four medals over the weekend competition, including wins in the Women’s 1000m, 1500m and 3000m. The one event Myers didn’t win, the 500m, she finished second and set a Junior U.S. Record with a time of 38.75 seconds.
Myers was the only skater to win Gold medals in multiple events. She won the 1000m in 1:16.28, the 1500m in 1:58.17 and the 3000m in 4:13.38.
Lehman, a three-time Olympian, and Zach Stoppelmoor each won a pair of medals on the men’s side. Lehman finished runner-up to Stolz in the Men’s 1500m and to Japan’s Shota Ichiba in the 1000m with times of 1:43.83 and 1:09.77, respectively, both season bests. Stoppelmoor was second in the Men’s 500m, finishing in a season-best 35.30 seconds, and third in the 1000m with a time of 1:09.96. Japan’s Yuta Hirose won the 500m.
Casey Dawson, an Olympic Bronze medalist in Men’s Team Pursuit along with Lehman and Ethan Cepuran, won the Men’s 5000m with a season-best time of 6:15.60. Kelin Dunfee and Jonathan Tobon finished second and third, respectively.
Cepuran captured a Bronze medal in the Men’s 1500m, and Tanner Worley won a Bronze in the 500m.
Ryan Olijnyk, Samuel Hart-Gorman and Aiden Meacham won the Men’s Team Pursuit in a time of 4:32.63.
Sarah Warren won the Women’s 500m in a season-best time of 38.55 seconds and was second in the 1000m with a time of 1:16.91, finishing just .63 seconds behind Myers.
Chrysta Rands-Evans also captured multiple medals in the women’s competition, placing third in the 1000m with a time of 1:18.97 and third in the 1500m with a time of 2:07.08. She nearly made the podium in the 500m, finishing fourth behind Warren, Myers and Maria Victoria Rodriguez of Argentina.
Anna Quinn scored a Silver medal in the Women’s 1500m with a personal-best time of 2:04.34, and Rebecca Simmons and Marley Soldan finished second and third in the 3000m with times of 4:27.11 and 4:31.58. Soldan also combined with Thalia Staehle and Libby Williams to win the Mixed Team Pursuit.
Thanks for a great long track season - we will see you all next season!