The Ridge Meadows had great results and a fun time at the BC Winter Games! We had 4 skaters who respresented Zone 3 and 1 skater who was from Zone 4.
In the U14 Boys age class, Samuel Green had a clean sweep of gold in every race available for speed skating (200m Puruit/Mass start, both 400m races, 1500m, 2000m pts race and U14 3000m mixed relay).
In the U14 Girls age class, Catalina Shupe and Willa Ludeman performed solidly throughout the competition. Catalina was part of the U14 mixed relay team and was able to also take a gold medal home. She made two A finals in the Super 1500m which she placed 7th and 2000m pts race, 8th. Catalina also made B Finals in both 400m races finished 1st in one race, 2nd in the last one and 200m Pursuit/Mass start she finished 1st. Willa in her two 400m races finished 4th in the D Final and 3rd in the C Final. In her 1500m and 2000mpts race B Finals she came in 8th.
In the U16 Boys division, Jared Bolland and Adam Abbott (skated for zone 4) worked hard throughout the competition. Bolland made two A finals in the 1500m and 3000mpts race where he placed 6th and 7th. In the 1000m race he finished 2nd in the B Final. His first 500m he placed 1st in his C Final and his second 500m he placed 1st in the B Final. Abbott placed 4th in the 1500m B Final, 8th in the 3000m pts race B Final, 3rd in both 500m D Finals, 4th in the 1000m D Final.
In the U16 Girls, Annabele Green took home a silver in the the first 500m race and placed 4th in the second one. In the 1500m and in the 3000mpts race she took bronze. During her 1000m race finished 4th place in the A Final.
Thanks to Julian, Robyn and Allison for being a great coaching team!