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Western Canada Single Distance Short Track Competitions

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Eric and Sara Spence, members of the Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club, competed at the inaugural Western Canada Single Distance Short Track Championships in Richmond over the weekend.  This championships drew a field of 34 male and 34 female racers between the ages of 15 and 19 years.  Skaters competing were from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC, Yukon, and the NWT.  
Eric, 15 yrs, raced to a 5 sec personal best time (2:29.96) in his final 1500m event with a second place finish in his C final (14th place overall). He placed 3rd in his C final of the 1000m for an 11th place overall, and he placed 2nd in the D final of his 500m for a 14th overall placing. 
Sara, 17, had a best overall placing of 5th in the A final of the 1500m.  The first four skaters in this race train full time at the Calgary Oval.  Sara continues to train out of her club in Kamloops and is finishing her grade 12 year at St Anns Academy.  Sara also raced to  a 2nd place finish in the 1000m B final for a 6th overall placing and finished 3rd in the B final of the 500m for a 7th overall finish.

Both siblings are in Calgary this week in preparation for their first Long Track competition of the season. The CanAm will be held November 22 through the 24th.