Ridge Racers best in the West

Two Ridge Meadows Racers speed skaters win top overall at the Western Canadian short track championships

Ridge Racers speedskaters Tahlon Flamma

Ridge Meadows Racers speed skaters were a big part of Team B.C. at the Canada West Short Track Championships.

Two Ridge skaters were the overall winners in their age groups: Janie Green and Tim Song for the female and male T2T 14 categories.

B.C. had 29 short track skaters racing in Edmonton the meet. Out of 96 individual medals available, B.C. took home 42, and out of those Ridge Meadows Racers captured 16.

Out of the 12 medals available for the relay, B.C. took home five, and there was at least one Ridge skater on each podium team.

Green had an incredible meet, having won first place overall in her class. She finished with two gold medals in the 200m and 400m, and two silver medals in the 1,500m and 3,000m points races. She was  part of the silver medal relay time for the 13 and 14 age category.

In the T2T 14 males class, the top three positions were won by local skaters Song, Tahlon Flamma and Marshall Shupe.

Song had an amazing meet, finishing first overall. He had two golds in the 200m and 400m distances and a bronze in the 3,000m points race.

Flamma took second overall with an individual gold in the 1,500m, silver in the 3,000m and bronze in the 400m.

Shupe came in third overall, grabbing two individual silver medals in the 200m and 400m distances and placing fifth in the 1,500m.

Song and Shupe also received a gold medals for the relay, and Flamma also received a bronze  with the BC Team 2 relay.

In the T2T 12 females class Annabelle Green  finished second overall. She made the B final in the 200m  and won. She also competed in three A finals and came in fifth in the 1,500m, and had two silver medals for the 400m and 3,000m points race. Green won first in the 200m B final, and came home with a silver medal for the 11-12 y/o 3,000m relay.

In T2T 12 males Jared Bolland finished third overall. He went to all the A finals and captured a silver for the 200m and 400m distances.

Adam Abbott finished  ninth overall. He took first in the C finals for the 1,500m and 2,000m pts race, first in the 400m and 2nd in the C finals.

In the T2T 11 females class, Catalina Shupe finished seventh overall. She made all B finals and place third in the 1,500m, and second in the 200m and 400m distances.

 

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