Several River City Racers were in action this Saturday at the Coyote Cup speed skating short track event. Calvin Forbes won the silver medal in Division 7, Open Junior male category. Team mate John Hill also came home with a silver medal in Division 4C and set 3 personal best times - in the 200, 500, and 1200m events. Picking up Bronze medals were Noah Lara in division 3A; Summer Bogetti Smith in division 4B; and Sophia Pankratz in division 5E. Sophia set personal best times in each distance she raced - the 200, 400, 500, and 1200 events. Both Noah Lara and Claire Riel, who skated to the Iron medal in Division 3A - raced to three personal best times each. Summer Bogetti Smith set a personal best in the 500m distance.
Racers will be in action again next weekend at the Vernon Short Track interclub event.
On the international scene, Josie Spence, racing in World Cup #5 this weekend in Stavanger Norway, earned her spot to the World Single Distance Championships to be hosted by Kolomna Russia February 13 and 14th. Josie will be competing in the women’s pursuit event.