“Good races, so I was happy with them,” said Morrison. “In each I made little mistakes but I still went really fast. And so I’m happy about that. I look forward to not making mistakes tomorrow and going faster.”
Shani Davis of the USA took gold in the 1,000 metres (1:07.20), just 0.19 seconds ahead of Morrison. Stefan Groothuis of the Netherlands was third, and Edmonton’s Jamie Gregg was sixth (1:07.92).
The team now has won 10 individual and two team medals this season – 8 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze.
Christine Nesbitt is currently first in the Grand World Cup overall standings with 60.5 points after winning the 1,000 metre race also on Saturday.
After Salt Lake City, the 2011-12 long track World Cup schedule continues in Hamar, Norway, on Feb. 11 and 12.