Ridge skaters lead the pack

Novice skater Adam Abbott flew to four first place finishes and a personal best in his first big meet of the year on home ice at the Ridge Meadows Racers’ inter-club tournament Feb. 6.

Abbott led Division 8 skaters, while novice teammate Jack Lindsay also notched a first-place finish and two second-places. Jacob Dymose added a couple of firsts and a second, along with a personal best time, while Regan Custance fought hard to be consistently in the top three in her races.

In Division 7 action, Tim Song flew to a personal best and first place finish both his races, while teammate Annabelle Green grabbed two second-place finishes and a third. Talhon Flamma gets took first, second and third on the day , while Jessica LeClair skated to a first in her 200-metre, and Gabriel Langmead posted several personal bests and grabbed three second spot finishes. Ridge Meadows’ younger skaters also showed strong in Division 7 action, with Grace Hamilton grabbing a second-place finish, while Catalina Shupe fought hard for a fast-paced second in her 100- and 300-metre races. Sammy Green flew to a first and Savannah Orobko took a couple of thirds. In Division 6 action, Janie Green skated to a first and two seconds, while Tessai Soudarack fought hard with the tops skaters and grabbed three third-place finishes. Tristan Kelsey continues to post personal bests to take second in the 100-metre. Marshall Shupe was back on the ice and showed his determination to take first in the 300-metre. Shivani Bahadur notched a personal best and grabbed a couple of seconds.

Laura Byers, Jennifer Byers, Meagan Dendys, Cassandra Suchodolski, Payton Dendys, Micheal Warkentin, Robert McLennan, Liam Foster, Brianna Utas, and Talia Tvergyak all had strong performances as well.