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Latest News Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club

Victoria and Josie both qualified to compete for a spot on Canada's national team for Sochi in three distances - 1500, 3k and 5k events.  Josie placed 5th in the 3k event and Victoria 8th - the top two finishers in this distance were selected to join the Olympic team.  In the 1500m Josie came the closest to making the team - she was off a qualifying spot by less than a second placing 7th. Victoria placed 16th over the same distance.  In the 5k event only the top finisher was selected for the Olympic Team.  Josie placed 3rd and Victoria 5th.  Both were happy with their efforts and may already have their sights set for Korea in 2018!

River City Racer Alex Forbes, 15 yrs old, was officially awarded a spot on the zone 2 BC winter games team and will be joining Eric Spence (15 yrs) for that event in Mission, BC in mid February.

Calgary - Sara Spence, 18 years old, and a member of the Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club, competed at the Canada Cup #2 competition in Calgary over the weekend and finished 5th in the 3k event. (skaters competing for a spot on the Olympic team did not race in this competition). Sara also set two personal bests. She placed 6th, and set a new mark in the 1k event with a time of 1:23.32, her previous time was 1:24.2.  She lowered her 1500m time by .3 sec setting her new personal best at 2:11.12 and placing 10th.  She came 7th in the 500m.  Sara’s next competition will be the North American Championships in Calgary on January 18 and 19.

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.

 
 
 
 
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