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Collalbo, Italy - Josie Spence, 19, a member of the Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club, was the top Canadian all round finisher at the Junior Worlds Championships in Collalbo Italy over the weekend.  Josie finished the championships in 11th place in a field of 46 top junior females from around the world.  The top Canadian male finisher was Daniel Dubreil in 14th spot.  
Josie led the women's pursuit team to a 5th place spot. She was joined by teammates Kate Hanley of Alberta and Noami Fiset of Quebec  
Josie finished 16 in the 3000m event in a time of 4:37.24; 17 in the. 1500m in a time of 2:09.42; 22 in the 1000m in a time of 1:23.65 ; and 26 in the 500m in a time of 41.86.
Josie put in a remarkable effort considering she was diagnosed with mono early January and missed several weeks of training.

Josie, Collalbo Italy, River City Racers Speed Skating Club.

Quebec City- Sisters Tori and Sara Spence were in action at the Gatean Boucher Oval in Quebec City over the weekend.

Tori competed in the Canada Cup 3 portion of the competition and placed first in the 3k event in a time of 4:47.19.
She was 11th in the 500m in a time of 44.51 and 8th in the 1000m in 1:28.57.

Sara qualified to compete in the Junior National long track championships and came third overall in a field of  24 top junior female skaters from across the country. ( sister Josie could not compete due to illness)
Sara came 4th in both the 1000m and 1500m events with times of 1:33.48 and 2:23.25 respectively.  She finished 5th in the 3k event in a time of 5:09.88 and 6th in the 500m in a time of 44.87.  
Weather conditions were cold and windy with temperatures averaging about - 20 C

Fort St John BC- Siblings Eric and Sara Spence competed in the provincial long track speed skating championships over the weekend in Ft St John at the Pomeroy sports complex.   Both are members of the Kamloops River City Racers Speed Skating Club.  Sara was crowned with the women's open title winning all four events she competed in and setting a new track record in the 500m. Sara's time of 43.0 eclipsed the old time of 43.5. Eric was racing in the male T2T 14 division and finished with two second and two first place results.  His time in the 3000m was 9 seconds faster than his nearest competitor posting a time of 4:48.5.
Sara will now head to Quebec to compete in the Junior National Long  Track Championships on Feb 2 - 4, as well Eric's results for this weekend qualify him to compete at The Canadian age class in Winnipeg MB in February. 

Erick, Jay, and Sara, Jay is a former member of the National Team and the 2013 provincial open men's Olympic style champion.

Eric, Jay and Sara at the Provincial Long Track Championships

Day one of the Provincial Long Track competition in Fort St. Johns starts today, Sara and Eric Spence will be competing, the competition goes Saturday and Sunday, Jan 26th and 27th.

Sara would end the day with winning both races 500 and 1500 in women's open category. ( may have got a track record but will need to confirm)
Eric would complete his day with seconds in both races 300 and 500m in the T2T 14 boys category.

Sara warming up Eric getting ready

Sara Spence, River city Racers, warms up before competing.

Eric Spence, River City Racers Speed Skatin Club, getting ready to compete.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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