JORDANA MCEACHERN of the Glengarry Skating Club placed sixth in the BC/YK Super Series Sectional Championships held Nov. 10 to 13 in Kelowna.

Skaters get taste of qualifying competitions

Jordana McEachern and Samantha Macnally competed in the Super Series Sectional Championship in Kelowna.

Glengarry Skating Club members Jordana McEachern and Samantha Macnally got a taste of what being in a qualifying competition is like.

While neither are eligible to qualify for the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, they participated in the BC/YK Super Series Sectional championships in Kelowna Nov. 10-13 that leads to that championship.

McEachern is a year from moving up, while Macnalley is two.

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McEachern, competing in Juvenile Women U14, placed sixth after scoring 24.2 points. Buttenham said she skated very well. She had a mistake in the first element, which he said can happen with eight tricks to perform. Buttenham said she skated on par and was a point away from a personal best.

Macnally placed ninth in Pre-Juvenile Women U11 after scoring 18.96 points. Buttenham said the pressure may have got to her. She was three points from earning a personal best.

“This is the first time going to a sectional,” said Buttenham. “This is to get used to the pressure of it. Competing is a carried skill.”

 

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