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Sara Spence National Short Track Qualifier

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Sara Spence, a member of the River City Racers Speed Skating Club, competed in her first National Qualifier Short Track Competition in Calgary over the weekend. This was a four day event with top skaters from across the country.  Sara set personal best times in the 500m lowering her time from a 47.8 to 46.5; and in the 1000m from a 1:39.3 to 1:38.5.  Faster times this season mean a better Junior ranking for her this winter.  It it not official, but these times likely qualify her to compete at Junior Nationals in Montreal in January. 
Brother, Eric, competed at the Calgary Oval on the long track discipline.  He skated to a personal best time in the 500m with a 43.73 - this was more than a second faster than last seasons best of 44.84.  He set a season's best in the 3000m event with a time of 4:37.31