Ridge Meadows Racers post firsts in PoCo
Ashley Kelsey picked up two first-place finishes and a second-place finish for the Ridge Meadows Racers speed skating club last weekend, despite recently coming back from an injury.
Kelsey was competing at the Port Coquitlam interclub meet and was one of many Racers’ skaters to post strong results.
Marshall Shupe finished second in the Division 7 300-metre event, in addition to three third-place finishes, including a personal best. Also in Division 7, Tristan Kelsey took a couple of seconds and a third-place finish, while Cassandra Suchodolski posted two third-place finishes and Jessica LeClair posted a personal best.
In Division 4, Timothy Song posted a personal best to take first in his 400-metre race, as well as third in the 200-metre. Teammate Adam Abbott grabbed a second and third, and notched a personal best in the 200-metre at his first meet. Luke Chung also had two second-place finishes and posted a five second personal best in his first interclub race.
In Division 8 action, Justin Cross continued to show his speed taking two firsts while Annie Russell pushed to a first in her 500-metre and was edged out at the line for first in the 200-metre.
Teammate Robert McLennan had strong meet with a couple of personal bests and three third-place finishes.
Michael Warkentin flew to two first-place finishes in the 200-metre and 500-metre, while Brianna Utas skated finished second in her 500-metre race, while fighting hard to take third in the 1,500-metre.
Ian Cross led Ridge skaters in Division 1 men’s open with a couple of second-place finishes, including a photo-finish in his 500-metre race against tough competition from the United States. William McLennan notched a firs-place finisht in his two 500-metre outings and a third in the 1500-metre..
Ridge will host its Interclub B.C. Winter Games qualifier meet Sunday, Dec. 11 all day at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge.