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FINAL DAY—BC-YUKON SKATE CANADA SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS STRONG BC-YUKON TEAM HEADS TO CHALLENGE IN REGINA

Sun, 11 Nov 2012

STRONG BC-YUKON TEAM HEADS TO CHALLENGE IN REGINA

PARKSVILLE—In the words of BC-Yukon Section Executive-Director Ted Barton; ‘we have a deeper pool of talent going to Challenge this year then we’ve ever had before”

He was referring to the BC-Yukon team of 58 heading to Skate Canada Challenge Dec. 5-8 in Regina. The team became official Sunday with the conclusion of the four-day BC-Yukon Sectional championships at Oceanside Place Arena.came out on top. Came

The Challenge event will determine the competitors who carry on to compete at ther Skate Canada nationals Junior and Senior Championships in January.

“We’ll be very competitive,” said Barton, “and the thing that impresses me the most is our outstanding depth in both skaters and coaches.”

Competition concluded here with the free skate final in Nov ice and Junior women.

Kelowna skaters won the gold and bronze medals in the novice event, Julianne Delaurier jumping up from second after the short program to first after the free skate and package a score of 109.56.

Her clubmate, Dana Bobyn garnered the broinze medal with 95.08 points. Sandwiched in between in second was North Shore`s Kelsey Wong, who led after the short program and finished with 103.54 points.

The last of 14 skaters in Junior Women freeskate came out on top. Connaught’s Larkyn Austman made it complete winning both the short and long programs and took the title with 116,77 points.

Runner-up was Cailey England of Kelowna with 111.98 points while Burnaby’s Nami Inoda took third place with 109.24 points.

Larkyn’s victory was also significant in the overall race for the Club championship, her victory handing Connaught the title in a race that came down to the final event, Connaught edging North Shore Winter Club while Coquitlam and Burnaby tied for third.

Next year’s BC-Yukon Sectionals are scheduled for Richmond.

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