Speed skaters have impressive meet in Saskatoon

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Moose Jaw's Lindsay Fish competes in the 3000 race at the Saskatoon Long Track Speed Skating Meet last weekend.

The Moose Jaw Kiwanis Skating Club had a successful meet at the Saskatoon Long Track Speed Skating Meet on Jan. 7-8. The Moose Jaw Club sent 11 skaters and all had impressive results.

In Group 1, Jane Morris finished sixth, Sam Moyse placed 12th and Kyle Campbell finished in 15th place. In Group 2, Terence Stark won a bronze medal and Molly Morris finished in 11th place. In Group 4 or the Train-to-Train program, Gabrielle Sanson won the bronze medal, Graeme Fish finished in fourth, Mason Viczko placed sixth, Olivia Moyse finished seventh and Alex Fish finished in 11th place.

“For the age of the kids, we were very pleased,” said coach Lee Moyse. “In Group 4, considering that most are first year in the Train-to-Train, they are up against kids that are older than them, so to place that well was very satisfying.”

Lindsay Fish had a great performance, qualifying for Canada Cup III in Saskatoon on Feb. 2-5 as well as earning the titles of All Around Champion and Sprint Champion at the meet.

“Normally people qualify by a second or two, but I think in the 3000, she came in at 5:14 and the next closest skater was at 5:29 for finishing,” said Moyse. “So, that part was phenomenal.”

The skaters had great weather for competition and the ice was in great shape compared to some of the difficulties they had in Moose Jaw practicing the week before the meet.

All the skaters were happy with their results, as they had to compete against other Moose Jaw skaters and where many of them came out in the standings, “they were very pleased with their results.”

For more on this story, read Tuesday's Times-Herald.

Organizations: Moose Jaw Club, Saskatoon Long Track Speed Skating Meet, Sprint Champion

Geographic location: Saskatoon, Moose Jaw

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