Glengarry Skating Club figure skaters picked up three silver and two bronze medals in Chilliwack, Oct. 19 to 22.
Danica Hipolito (Star 3), Payten Ferguson (Star 3) and Sofia Pereira (Star 2) won silver, while Erin Hipolito (Star 4) and Sophia Jung (Star 2) earned bronze at the B.C./YK Super Series Autum Leaves.
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“Those kids all had pretty solid skates,” said Glengarry coach Trevor Buttenham. “It just sort of gives them a confidence base going into the next one.”
Heading into the next competition, the Okanagan Regionals in Kamloops four weeks from now, it gives them the mindset that as long as they deliver, they can duplicate or top those results.
“I don’t see there being any reason why they wouldn’t be able to,” said Buttenham. “There is no reason, if those kids skate the way they did, why they wouldn’t maintain or even better those performances. They are going to have to deliver the next competition.”
Below are the remaining results:
Pre-Novice Women, Jordana McEachern, 20th 57.81pts (19.84 Short + 37.97 Free)
Juvenile Women, Samantha Macnally, 15th 22.40pts
Star 10 Women, Saki Smith, fourth 24.83pts
Nadia Snyman fifth 24.29pts
Star 6 Women, Jocelyn Erdt 14th 17.88pts personal best (PB)
Isabelle Tuckwood 19th 13.96pts
Star 5 Girls 13&O, Cloe Robert, 11th 13.13pts (PB)
Alex Jung 9th 12.88pts (PB)
Rachel Jung 12th 12.67pts (PB)
Star 5 Girls U13 Giselle Weisheit fifth 17.28pts (PB)
Buttenham said the members skated OK, against strong competition. The club has several kids who have moved up and made their debuts at a higher level, such as Alex Jung, Rachel Jung, Cloe Robert and Isabelle Tuckwood. Buttenham said it is about feeling out where they are and looking at what those scores amount to, but they get a base score at the first competition.
This weekend Jordana McEachern and Samantha Macnally are competing at the sectionals in Parksville which is one of the qualifiers for the B.C. Games.