Impressive Performance by KLB Skaters at Three Weekend Events

Five members of the Kamloops Long Blades competed in the Western T2T Circuit Speedtacular which was held over the weekend at the McArthur Island Sports Centre. Vladimir Demishkevich, Teagan Lawhead, Cameron Thomas, Leah Turner and Isaiah Jessie Uribe all skated personal bests in this high level competition which featured 67 elite skaters from all over British Columbia.

Meanwhile, twenty-two members of the Kamloops Long Blades competed in the 6th Annual Coyote Cup which was held on Saturday at the McArthur Island Sports Centre. An impressive number of personal bests were achieved by all skaters and the Coyote Cup was once again won by the Kamloops Long Blades for the most team points awarded. Division 4 medal winners included Adam Turner (iron), Nelson Smith (iron), Patrick Gu (bronze), Evangeline Kampman (bronze), Rebecca Thomas (bronze), Taien Chard (silver), Evan Columbus (silver), Caleb Van der Merwe (silver) and Dawson Doern (gold). Division 5 medal winners included Jared Roberts (iron), Laylah Sadegur (iron), Jacob Beesley (bronze), Keidis Corrigan (silver), Meena Litt (silver), Kayleigh Roberts (silver), Jordan Smith (silver), Samantha Stadfeld (gold), Anisha Litt (gold), and Yael Van der Merwe (gold). Division 6 winners included Abigale Van der Merwe (gold), Hallie Sadegur (gold) and Alya Chard (gold).

Also this weekend, Sylvie Lloyd was back in action at Canada Cup #3, which was held in Saskatoon in near-perfect outdoor long track conditions. Racing in the Senior Women's category, her best placing was in the 500 m where she placed 11th overall. She was 13th in the 1000 m, 1500 m, and 3000 m and achieved new personal bests in the 1000 and 1500 m.

Next up - members of the Kamloops Long Blades will be travelling to Vernon on February 11th for the Interior Okanagan FUNale.

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