Kamloops speedskater qualifies for short track championship

A Kamloops Long Blades skater found the podium at provincials last weekend and qualified for the Canada West Short Track championships.

Rebecca Thomas earned a silver medal in her division at provincials in Prince George, and with that qualified to race March 23 and March 24 in Grande Prairie, Alta.

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Fellow Long Blade Caleb Van der Merwe finished first in his division and Cameron Thomas and Jessie Uribe each placed fifth in their respective divisions.

John Hill placed seventh in his division while Adam and Leah Turner each finished eighth in their divisions. Sophia Pankratz finished 10th in her division and Nelson Smith completed his first provincial championship in 13th place.

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