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Eric Spence onto BC Winter Games

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Several skaters from the Kamloops River City Racers speed skating club competed at the Kelowna inter club this past Saturday. This meet also served as the zone 2 BC Winter Games qualifier for skaters between the ages of 13 and 16 years of age. The top two racers in each category will automatically qualify for the BC Winter Games team to be held in Mission in February. Third place positions may also qualify if Zone 2 is given extra spots (wild cards). Eric Spence, 15 years, swept his 15/16 yr male category taking first place in each of his distances raced, 500, 1000, 1500, and 3k points race. Alex Forbes, 16yrs, placed third overall in this division. It was not known at the time of this release if Alex will receive one of the 'wild card’ positions. Calvin Forbes (14) placed 5th overall in the male 13/14 division. For more information on the BC Games go tohttp://www.bcgames.org/
In the inter club portion of the meet, first time racer Noah Lara (8 yrs) competed in division 9 and established personal bests in each distance raced winning his final 200m event. Finn Bogetti Smith (10) raced in division 7. He had some tough luck early in the day, falling in several of his races but went on to win his final 200m race. Sister Summer Bogetti Smith (8 yrs) was in division 8 skating to several personal best times with 2 seconds and one third place finish.