Isabelle Weidemann, Jordan Belchos pick up 2nd wins at long track championships
Ottawa native goes back-to-back for 1st golds in senior competition
Isabelle Weidemann of Ottawa won the women's 5,000-metre and Jordan Belchos of Toronto took the men's 10,000 Monday, on the second day of the Canadian single distance long track championships.
One day after winning her first gold medal at the senior level in the 3,000, Weidemann raced to a time of seven minutes 17.95 second to win the women's 5,000. Josie Spence of Kamloops, B.C., was second and Lauren McGuire of Ottawa was third.
Belchos finished in 13:30.23 in the men's 10,000 ahead of Hamish Black of Lucknow, B.C. Belchos won the 5,000 on Sunday.
Alex Boisvert-Lacroix of Sherbrooke and Heather McLean of Winnipeg both came out on top in the first 500-metre event of the competition.
Boisvert-Lacroix, ranked second in the world in the 50-metre, clocked a time of 34.32. Gilmore Junio of Calgary and Laurent Dubreuil of Levis, Que., respectively finished second and third.
McLean, who is ranked seventh internationally, won the first women's 500m of the competition with a time of 37.81, edging out Marsha Hudey of White City, Sask., and Anastasia Bucsis of Calgary.