Lo­cal skaters per­form well at sec­tion­als

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER nmercer@cb­n­com­pass.ca

Skaters from the Con­cep­tion Bay North re­gion came home with medals from the 2014 Skate NL Sec­tional Cham­pi­onships at the Glacier in Mount Pearl on Nov. 8-9.

Port de Grave skater Jenna Ef­ford, 12, set a per­son­nel best score of 64.01 en route to the gold medal in the pre-novice women’s di­vi­sion. That score was al­most a full point ahead of the sec­ond place fin­isher.

Ef­ford skates for the Mount Pearl Skat­ing Club.

In the pre-ju­ve­nile dance cat­e­gory, two teams from the Con­cep­tion Bay North Skat­ing Club fin­ished first and sec­ond.

The team of Brianna Rus­sell and An­drew Lit­tle­john nar­rowly bested the team of Ju­lia Keefe and Ethan Par­sons to take the gold medal. Keefe and Par­sons would take home the sil­ver medal.

Lit­tle­john and Par­sons would do fig­ure skat­ing bat­tle again in the pre-ju­ve­nile men (un­der-14) di­vi­sion. This time Par­sons got the bet­ter of his CBNSC team­mate with a score of 16.63 to take first place. Lit­tle­john scored 13.19 to fin­ish in sec­ond place.

In the pre-ju­ve­nile women (ud­ner-11) cat­e­gory, CBNSC skater Sarah Daw­son fin­ished third with a score of 18.89.

Maya Pet­ten nar­rowly missed the podium in the ju­ve­nile women (un­der-14) di­vi­sion, fin­ish­ing in fourth place with a score of 20.68. The third place fin­isher, Han­nah Robert­son of Stephenville, fin­ished with 20.76.

Toni-Lynn Par­sons fin­ished sev­enth in the ju­ve­nile cat­e­gory.

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Port de Grave’s Jenna Ef­ford cap­tured first place in the pre-novice women’s di­vi­sion at the 2014 Skate NL Sec­tion­als at the Mount Pearl Glacier on Nov. 8-9. In the vic­tory, Ef­ford set a per­sonal best score.

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The Con­cep­tion Bay North Skat­ing Club sent seven skaters to the 2014 Skate NL Sec­tional Cham­pi­onships at the Mount Pearl Glacier Nov. 8-9. Those who skated are: front (l-r) – Brianna Rus­sell, Ju­lia Keefe and Ethan Par­sons; back – An­drew Lit­tle­jon, Maya Pet­ten, Toni-Lynn Par­sons and Sarah Daw­son.

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