- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) - Brittany Bowe has won the women’s 500 meters at the U.S. Long Track Championships.

The 2014 Olympian and three-time world champion won with times of 38.17 seconds and 38.31 seconds Friday at the Pettit Center, finishing ahead of second-place finisher Sugar Todd in each heat.

Bowe also is a top contender in the 1,000 and 1,500.

Mitch Whitmore took the men’s 500 meters at a familiar venue. The Milwaukee-area native had winning times of 35.24 and 34.98. He also competed in the 2014 Olympics.

In other events, Mia Mangenello won the women’s 3,000 in 4:14.89. She was skating in her first competition since 2009.

K.C. Boutiette took the men’s 5,000 in 6:33.34.

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