The Kelowna Skating Club and Centre of Excellence made a strong impression at the B.C. Summerskate competition held last weekend in Burnaby.
Thirty-nine Kelowna skaters competed in the second event of the 2013 B.C. Super Series season.
Kelowna competitors took two spots on the podium in a very high quality field of skaters in the junior women’s event.
Julianne Delaurier finished second with a 123.08 points finish, while Cailey England took bronze with a personal best 120.45 points. Kelowna’s Jayda Jurome and Dana Bobyn finished in sixth and eighth, respectively.
A highlight for the Kelowna team occurred in group 2 of Pre-Novice Women, as 12-year-old Mckenna Colthorp struck gold by a commanding margin of over 11 points, thanks to her total score of 80.08.
Meanwhile, in group 1 of the same level, her club-mate Ajsha Gorman took the silver medal, while Rochelle Reeve finished just off the podium in fourth.
At the Novice level, 14-year-old Rachel Pettitt took the silver medal in group 1. Rachel represents the Arctic Edge Skating Club of Whitehorse, but trains at Kelowna.
At the Pre-Juvenile Under 11 level, 9-year-old Daria Carr won group 2 with a score of 27.89, a personal best and the top score of all groups.
Maya Rose of the KSC finished in second in group 2, while Alexis Garost did likewise in group 3 of Pre-Juvenile Women Under 11.
Kelowna’s Ashley Sales took the gold medal in Senior Bronze Women, while Abbey Reiter won the Junior Silver division.
Kelowna boys had a great weekend as well, as Carter Hiob finished second in Pre-Juvenile Men, while Carson Consiglio finished second by a narrow .04 margin in STAR 4 Boys.
Winning bronze medals in other events were Olivia Gran (Juvenile Women Under 11), Kenedi Woodcox (STAR 4 Girls Under 10), and Madeline Foley (STAR 4 Girls Under 13).
Here are the full results:
• Junior Women: Julianne Delaurier 2nd; Cailey England 3rd; Jayda Jurome 6th; Dana Bobyn 8th
• Novice Women Group 1: Priscilla Sabang 8th
• Novice Women Group 2: Rosalyn Carr 12th
• Novice Men: Kelly Basisty 4th
• Pre-Novice Women Group 1: Ajsha Gorman 2nd; Rochelle Reeve
• Pre-Novice Women Group 2: Mckenna Colthorp 1st; Kristen Ciurka 11th; Madison Delcourt 13th
• Juvenile Women Under 11: Olivia Gran 3rd
• Juvenile Men: Dreyton Nelmes 5th
• Pre-Juvenile Women Under 11 Group 2: Daria Carr 1st; Maya Rose 2nd
• Pre-Juvenile Women Under 11 Group 3: Alexis Garost 2nd; Mikayla Consiglio 8th
• Pre-Juvenile Women Under 14 Group 1: Kaiya MacLeod 4th; Makenna Jensen 7th
• Pre-Juvenile Women Under 14 Group 2: Sally Haaheim 8th
• Pre-Juvenile Men: Carter Hiob 2nd
• Senior Bronze Women: Ashley Sales 1st
• Junior Silver Women: Abbey Reiter 1st
• STAR 4 Boys: Carson Consiglio 2nd
• STAR 4 Girls Under 10 Group 2: Kenedi Woodcox 3rd
• STAR 4 Girls Under 13 Group 1: Madeline Foley 3rd
• STAR 3B Girls Group 3: Zoe Wu 7th
• STAR 3 Assessments: Kiera Atkins, Vienna Harwood, Malayna Lesko, Sierra MacLeod, Mackenzie Nelmes, Emily Sales
• STAR 2 Assessments: Erika Garost, Aurora Schultz
• STAR 1 Assessments: Dar’ya Krylova, Zara Schultz, Micah Ramsay