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Latest News Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club

All three Spence sisters were in action at the Gatean Boucher oval over the weekend, competing at the first Canada Cup of the season.  Canada Cups are were the skaters earn points, based on their performances, to qualify for national and development teams for the next season of competition. Eldest sister, Tori, skated to a personal best time and a silver medal finish in the 5k event.  Her new time is 7:58.27 surpassing her old time of 8:09.92.  Tori also had a 5th place finish in the 3k event and a 12th place finish in the 1500m race.  Josie, medaled in two distances with a bronze in the 5k event, just behind her sister, and a silver finish in the 3k event.  Josie just missed the medals in the 1500m with a fourth place finish.  Youngest sister Sara raced to 4 personal best times (there are indoor times and outdoor time).  Her best overall place was a 12 place finish in the 3k event with a new time of 5:01.62 - an 8 second personal best.  She was 16th in the 1500m with a 3 second pb and new time of 2.20.14, was 19th in the 1000m with a 1.5 sec personal best of 1:32.02 and was 21st in the 500m with a new time of 44.59 (.3 sec better). An interesting result was the 3k event where British Columbia had the most skaters of any province placing in the top 12 - with four skaters.  Three of these four skaters were from the Kamloops River City Racers club!!
 
Several River City Racers will be competing at the Kelowna short track inter club next weekend.  This event also includes the qualifier for the BC winter games.  Calvin and Alex Forbes, as well as Eric Spence will be representing the Racers and contending for a spot at these games.

Kamloops River City Racers took part in the ‘Big Chill’ ability speed skating event this past weekend in Kamloops.  Veteran Racers, and sibling pairs Alex and Calvin Forbes (racing in division 4) and Finn and Summer Bogetti-Smith were in full action setting personal bests in their racing divisions.  Alex (15) raced to 4 personal best times and had a first place finish in his 200m heat.  Brother Calvin (13) also had 4 personal bests.  Finn Bogetti Smith (10) raced in division 3 and set two personal best times with a win in the 200m heat.  Sister Summer (7) raced in division 2 and set 2 personal best times.  Also racing in division 2 and competing in their first competition were Patrick Gu (6) with 2 personal bests and a first place finish in the 200m heat; John Hill (6) with two personal best times; and Beckett Reid (7) with 3 personal bests and winning three of his heats!!

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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.

Eric Spence (15yrs), a member of the Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club, improved his total speed by a huge margin of 22 seconds in his combined times skated at the CanadianAmerican long track speed skating competition this past weekend in Calgary. This competition drew up to 112 male competitors per individual race and up to 73 female competitors per race. Most of the competitors were from Canada and the States. Eric set personal bests in each distance he raced and three of his new times met the national time standards so that he now qualifies to compete at the Canada Cup level.  He raced to a 1.5 second personal best in his 500m, a 3.5 sec personal best  in his 1500m, he was 6 seconds faster in his 1000m, and 11 seconds faster in his 3k event over last year’s performances.
Sister Sara (17yrs) also competed at this event and set personal bests in all her four distances raced.  Sara will be competing at Canada Cup #1 this coming weekend in Quebec City.  Eldest sibling, Victoria, raced to a personal best time in the 500m and finished 4th overall in the 3k distance.
 
 
 
 
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