Spence sisters at it again
The speed-skating Spence sisters were at it again on the weekend.
Tori, 19, and Josie, 17, Spence posted the fastest and third fastest times, respectively, in the 3,000-metre distance at the North American Championships, which wrapped up on Sunday, Feb. 12, in Calgary.
They both won gold medals in their respective divisions, Tori in the senior division, Josie in the junior A category.
Tori's time of 4:16.13 was a personal best and a new provincial record.
Josie's time, 4:18.37, was also a personal best.
Tori also won a gold in the 1,500-metre distance and a bronze in the 1,000-metre.
The youngest Spence sister, Sara, 15, won gold in the 500-metre in junior B competition, placed sixth in the 1,000-metre and finished fourth in the 1,500-metre race.
She also skated a personal-best 4:42.13 in the 3,000-metre event and placed fourth.
Josie was also competing in the Regional Junior World Cup Competition, which ran alongside the North American Championships in Calgary.
She won bronze in the 500-metre, setting a provincial record with a time of 40.71 seconds, and placed fifth in the 1,000-metre.
There are two sets of records in long-track speed skating, for indoor and outdoor events.
The records set by the Spences were set on an indoor oval.