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Sara and Eric Qualify for Team BC

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Siblings Sara (18) and Eric Spence (16), members of the Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club, qualified for the Canada Winter Games Long Track Speed Skating Team this weekend at the Pomeroy Sport Centre Oval in Ft St John, BC. Four females and four males were named to the team that will represent BC at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George in February 2015. Sara finished in the first place position for the women’s team and Eric secured the fourth spot on the men’s team. Sara also competed in the Canada Cup #1 competition that ran along side the BC team qualifying events. The Canada Cups attract the top male and top female skaters (outside the national team who are currently on the world cup circuit) from across Canada. Sara had an amazing weekend of racing placing on the podium in 4 of her 5 events at the Canada Cup. She was third in the 500, 1500, and 3000 races, and silver in the mass start event. She set a new junior ladies track record for the 500m distance in a time of 41.5. Sister Victoria Spence was on the podium for the 3000m and mass start event with silver and gold medal performance respectively. Sister Josie will be competing December 5 - 7 in Berlin, in her third World Cup event this fall.