November Chill in the books

Rylan Debeeld (left) of the Kamloops Long Blades strides toward the finish line at the New Gold November Chill event at McArthur Island Sport and Events Centre on the weekend.   - George Wycherley/KTW
Rylan Debeeld (left) of the Kamloops Long Blades strides toward the finish line at the New Gold November Chill event at McArthur Island Sport and Events Centre on the weekend. 
— image credit: George Wycherley/KTW

Long Blades' results

The Kamloops Long Blades won the Phyllis Vyse Memorial Cup, given to the team finishing with the most points at the November Chill event, held on the weekend at McArthur Island Sports and Event Centre.

Evangeline Kampman, Wylie Rowan, Madeline Beaulieu and Teagan Lawhead each raced to three personal-best times in the six- to nine-year-old division, with Vladimir Demishkevich and Micheal McQueen setting two personal-best marks.

In the eight- to 11-year-year old category, Martina Antifay set three personal bests.

Alexander Demishkevich, Jessica McQueen and Yolaine Kampman had three personal bests in the 11- to 15-year-old division, while Maria Demishkevich had two and Holly Antifay had one.

Kris Pynten and Rylan DeBeeld had two personal bests and Dominic Villeneuve had one in the 15- to 18-year-old male division, while Erin Kavaliunas had two personal bests in the over-30 division.

The Long Blades' youngest skater, four-year-old Anderson Kampman, set two personal-best times.

River City Racer results

The Kamloops River City Racers had nine skaters at November Chill.

AJ Timewell led the pack with two A-final placings and three personal-best times in Division 1 action. Alexander Willis also placed in an A final and had one personal-best time in the same division.

Also competing in Division 1, Finn Boggetti Smith set two personal-best times, while Margaret Jean Willis, James Waterman, Sophia Pankratz, Oliver Stanton, Summer Boggetti Smith and Claire Riel set three personal bests apiece.

In Division 2 racing, Tim Mburu placed first in two A finals.

He set personal bests in each distance he raced.  Brett Riel was racing in the same division and he set personal-best times in all distances he entered.

In the Masters division, the Racers were represented by Roman Hessel, who placed fourth in each of his finals, setting personal bests in each distance.

Spence recap

In other River City Racer action, siblings Sara and Eric Spence were at the Calgary series No. 4 short-track competition.

Eric raced in the male B division and placed fourth in C final of the 1,000-metre race with a new personal best, placed fifth in the A final of the 1,500m and fourth in the C final of the 500m.

Sara raced in the female A division and set two new personal-best times.

She placed first in the C final of the 500m with a personal best of 47.8 seconds, second in the B final of the 1,500m with a new personal best of 2:33.33 and second in the B final of the 1,000m.

These times might qualify Sara to compete in the Junior National Short Track trials in Toronto on Dec. 15 and Dec. 16.

Later this week in Calgary, Sara will be joining her sister, Josie, at a Regional Junior World Cup Long Track event.

The top five junior female skaters in Canada in each distance qualified to take part in this event.

Siblings Eric and Tori Spence will be competing in the CAN-AM portion of the competition.


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