Spence spills, but gets up to nab provincial gold

Eric Spence of the Kamloops River City Racers managed to claim gold after hitting the deck in the 3,000m race at the provincial short-track speedskating championships in Mission on the weekend.

The 14-year-old speedster was tripped on Lap 9 of the T2T 14 Division race, but recovered by Lap 17 and went on to win.

Spence finished second overall in the 10-person division, placing second in both the 1,500m and 400m races and fourth in the 200m pursuit.

The results helped Spence qualify for the Western Canadian Championships, held in Canmore on March 23 and March 24

Tori Spence, Eric’s elder sister, placed fifth in the 3,000m and ninth in the 1,500m at the North American championships in Salt Lake City.


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