January 20, 2016 - 3:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - The Kamloops Long Blades speed skating club did very well in the B.C. Provincial Long Track Championships held Jan. 16 to 18 in Fort St John. The club was represented by 10 skaters, at all levels. In the Junior Women's, Sylvie Lloyd won Silver, as did Thom Keijzer in the Junior Men's. As well, Yolaine Kampman finished 6th in Junior Women.
Younger racers fared well too, with skater Isaiah Jessie Uribe winning Silver for 13 year old males, while Martina Antifay won Bronze for 12 year old females. Vladimir Demishkevich captured Gold while Cameron Thomas finished fifth for 11 year olds. Teagan Lawhead finished with a Bronze for 10 year olds males, while Rebecca Thomas earned Gold for 9 year old females.
In the Masters, Darcy Lawhead earned at Silver medal for 55+ females.
Both Lloyd and Keijzer will be representing the Long Blades at the Junior Canadian speed skating championships in Winnipeg in the first week of February. Antifay is headed to the Canadian Age Class long track championships. It’s also the first week of February in Quebec City.
The club also finished second in total club points, with only the host Fort St John club earning more points overall.
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