CBN skaters shine at ju­nior provin­cials

Sev­eral mem­bers qual­ify for pro­vin­cial ju­nior team

The Compass - - ORTHTE -

The Con­cep­tion Bay North Fig­ure Skat­ing Club came away from the 2011 Skate Canada New­found­land and Labrador ju­nior pro­vin­cial cham­pi­onships with plenty of hard­ware, win­ning eight medals, in­clud­ing four gold.

The competition was held in Cor­ner Brook March 12-13, and fea­tured over 200 skaters from across the prov­ince, in­clud­ing those from the CBN club, which is based in Bay Roberts and Har­bour Grace.

In Group I of Pre-Pre­lim­i­nary I Woman (ages seven and un­der), Ju­lia Keefe skated her way to a gold medal. In Group II of the same cat­e­gory, Bri­anna Rus­sell won sil­ver. Sarah Daw­son claimed gold in the Pre-Pre­lim­i­nary II Women (ages seven and un­der).

The CBN club filled the top two spots in Group II of the Pre-Pre­lim­i­nary I Women (age 8) cat­e­gory, with He­lena Churchill and Rachel Drover win­ning gold and sil­ver medals, re­spec­tively. In the same age group for Pre-Pre­lim­i­nary I Men, Ethan Par­son won bronze.

Ha­ley Dawe fin­ished sec­ond in Group II of the PrePre­lim­i­nary II Women (nine years-of-age) event, while Andrew Lit­tle­john won gold in the Pre-Pre­lim­i­nary I Men (ages nine and 10).

In Pre-Pre­lim­i­nary II Women (age 10), Sarah Nor­man placed fifth and Syd­ney Smith fin­ished sev­enth.

Ten mem­bers of the CBN club qual­i­fied for the pro­vin­cial ju­nior team based on re­sults from ju­nior provin­cials and the 2011 La­mon­tage Skate Canada New­found­land and Labrador Pro­vin­cial Cham­pi­onships, which were held the pre­vi­ous week­end in Tor­bay.

Maya Pet­ten, McKenna Mercer, Laura Keefe, Ju­lia Keefe, Bri­anna Rus­sell, He­lena Churchill, Rachel Drover, Sarah Daw­son, Andrew Lit­tle­john and Ethan Parsons all earned spots on the team. Lo­cal skaters Jenna Ef­ford and Kathryn Pet­ten, who both skate with the Mount Pearl club, have also made the team.

The Con­cep­tion Bay North Fig­ure Skat­ing Club had some solid re­sults at the 2011 Skate Canada New­found­land and Labrador ju­nior pro­vin­cial cham­pi­onships. The club cap­tured eight medals, in­clud­ing four gold. Team mem­bers in­clude: Front (l-r) — Jaide Rus­sell, Ju­lia Keefe, Ha­ley Dawe, He­lena Churchill, Rachel Drover and Bri­anna Rus­sell; back — Sarah Daw­son, Sarah Nor­man, Syd­ney Smith, Kennedy Smith, Andrew Lit­tle­john and Ethan Parsons.

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