Ice Breakers skate to personal bests

The Salmon Arm Ice Breakers speed skaters won a combined total of 12 medals at the Big Chill short-track speed skating competition

  • Oct. 29, 2014 11:00 a.m.

The Salmon Arm Ice Breakers speed skaters won a combined total of 12 medals at the Big Chill short-track speed skating competition held last Saturday in Kamloops.

Making their first appearance at a speed skating competition in their rookie season were Bronson Jameus, and brothers Bradley and Daniel Hlina.

Jameus won three first-place medals and one third-place medal in his distances in his division.

The Hlina brothers also reached the podium multiple times.

Daniel skated to three first-place finishes and one third-place medal.

Bradley placed third three times, and also had a second-place finish. Despite falling in his first race, Bradley got back up on his skates and still managed to place third.

Returning club members, Jack Verdurmen, Shan Chhokar, and Robyn Webb all set personal bests intheir efforts.

Both Verdurmen and Chhokar got personal bests in the 400-metre, 200 m, and 500 m distances, even breaking personal bests they set earlier in the  competition.

Webb, who started with the club half-way through the season last January, got personal best times in the 200 m, 400 m and 500 m distances but had a fall in his last race of the day.

Alex Seal rounded off the masters entry, and had his work cut out for him as he competed with the 16-year -old skaters.

The next competition for the Ice Brakers is on Saturday Dec. 6, in Kelowna.