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Kamloops Long Blades finish second overall at provincial long track championship

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Sophia Pankratz and Rebecca Thomas racing at 2020 BC Long Track Championships. (via Michael Mong)

The Kamloops Long Blades collected 13 medals at the BC Long Track Championships in Fort St. John this past weekend (Jan. 25 and 26), finishing second behind the host city for total points overall.

Kamloops athletes finished with seven gold, one silver and five bronze medals, tallying 40,350 points as a team, finishing just behind the Fort St. John Elks, who notched 43,825.

In total, 14 clubs from across the province took part in the event. 

For the Long Blades, Meena Litt gathered gold in the Female L2T A division, while Caleb Van der Merwe did the same in the Male L2T A division.

Rebecca Thomas also took first place in the Female T2T 13 division.

Kayleigh Roberts came third in the Female L2T B division while on the men's side, Keidis Corrigan also grabbed bronze in the L2T B division.

Rounding out the youth medals were John Hill, Patrick Gu and Cameron Thomas, who won bronze in the Male T2T 12, 13 and 15 divisions, respectively. 

Sylvie Lloyd won gold for the ladies senior division and Julia Wright, Jodi Roberts and Shirley Van der Merwe came first in their respective masters divisions, and Tyler Roberts earned a silver medal.

Hill, along with teammate Adam Turner, will be joining Team BC at the upcoming Canadian Youth Long Track Championships in Red Deer, Alta., Feb. 8 to 9.

Meanwhile, the Long Blades will host their annual Coyote Cup in town this Saturday (Feb. 1).

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