February 17, 2019February 23, 2019News, Team Alberta Just a day after earning Team Alberta’s first Gold medal of these games, long track speedskater Brooklyn McDougall, 20, of Calgary, AB added two medals on Sunday, a gold and a silver. In the men’s competition, the men’s team pursuit dominated the event to easily earn the gold medal by shattering the Canada Winter Games record. In the morning races, McDougall lowered the Canada Games record in the 500m long track speedskating event with a time of 40.53 seconds in the first of two races. McDougall went on to lower that mark in the second race to 40.21 seconds, to combine a time of 1:20.74, a new Canada Games record for the event. Later in the afternoon, in the women’s team pursuit competition, Team Alberta, formed by McDougall, Anna Bourgeois, Kayla McNeely and Cassidy Peterson went on to win the silver medal with a time of 3:33.05. “I feel pretty amazing right now. It’s been a whirlwind the last two days. Everyone has been so supportive,” said McDougall, a 3-time medallist at these 2019 Canada Games. “The ice is pretty awesome here. I certainly wasn’t expecting records. The tailwind in the 500m was certainly helpful. Added McDougall: “I love speedskating in terms of the individual aspect, but it also brings out team aspects with the pursuit in working together towards that one goal. It’s a pretty amazing feeling to cross the line at the same time.” Team Alberta added another gold medal in the men’s team pursuit, thanks to a time of 4:05.41 posted by the Alberta foursome comprised of Paul Coderre, Kaleb Muller, Max Halyk and Joshua Hathaway. The time represents a new Canada Games record with previous mark of 4:23.65 was set at the 2011 Canada Winter Games. “We didn’t know what the record was before. We expected to go fast.We practiced the pursuit a few weeks in advance, and we knew if we converted our time from indoor to outdoor we would be successful,” said Kaleb Muller. Teammate Paul Coderre added: “The format here at Canada Games is different than World Cups. We were allowed to lose one skater in the race. We sent a guy up front pretty hard to drop off. Then the three remaining guys finished it off. That played a big factor with the energy level we had at the end.” Kaleb Mueller, silver medallist in Saturday’s 1500m, also competed in the 500m race, and was Alberta’s top speedskater in the event, finishing in fifth place.