Spence sisters invade Cow Town
The Spence-sister trio were in Calgary for a pair of meets on the weekend.
Competing in the Canadian single distance championships were Tori, 20, and Josie, 18, with the eldest sister winning silver in the 5,000m and Josie qualifying first overall among junior females.
The meet, for Josie, was a qualifier for the junior world championships, slated to run on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 in Collalbo, Italy.
Josie placed sixth overall in the 3,000m, setting a provincial record of 4:14.06 in the process, eighth in the 1,500m, with another provincial record of 2:01.54, 11th in the 500m. with a provincial-record time of 39.71. and 10th in the 1,000m.
Only the top four female and male skaters cracked the Team Canada roster.
Sara Spence, 17, was fifth in the 500m, 10th in the 1,500m and 3,000m, and 15th in the 1,000m in the Canada Cup portion of the meet.
Tori, who sported new blades courtesy of Sun Country Toyota Scion, was later named to the six-women, six-man team set to represent Canada at the Continental Championships this weekend in Salt Lake City.
Up for grabs at the Continental Championships are spots at the World All-Around Championships, scheduled to run on Feb. 16 and Feb. 17 in Norway.