Esquimalt speedskaters race to medal finishes

Esquimalt crew excels at interclub meet in Abbotsford

Esquimalt Speed Skating club members turned in an impressive overall performance at a short track meet in Abbotsford last weekend.

Six boys, ranging in age from eight to 11 took to the ice at the Matsqui interclub competition.

They were joined by 23-year-old teammate Hamish Black. He won the 3,000-metre race in Division 1 in five minutes, 34.11 seconds.

Colin Matthews scored two first-place finishes in Div. 3, in the 200m and 400m races and placed second in the 1,200m.

Teammate Kieran Brown also medaled three times in Div. 3, winning his 400m and 1,200m races and placing second in the 200m.

Esquimalt skater Lewis Lee captured top spot in the 400m race in Div. 3, while Kyle Brown took first in his 1,200m race in Div. 3.

Skaters were separated by age and ability at the competition.