......BC SKATER BREAKS WORLD RECORD......
Cory Rasmussen, competing in the Western Regional Qualifier (to qualify to compete in the Canadian Open Short
Track Championship in Montreal Jan 18th -20th 2008) broke the existing World Record in the 500m Final in setting
a time of 40.86. The existing record is 41.06. Cory was 2nd overall just behind Michael Friesen in leading BC to a 1-2
finish in the Male Divison.
Congratulations to DENNY MORRISON
At the season-ending Olympic Oval Finale this past weekend Denny set a new World Record in the
1500m with a clocking of 1.42.01 beating the old record by a very impressive 0.31secs!
Well done Denny in completing a fantastic season that included:
2 Gold and 5 Silver medals - World Cup 1000m
3 Silver and I Bronze medals - World Cup 1500m
1 Gold and 2 Silver medals - World Cup team Pursuit
Gold - 1500m and Bronze - 1000m World Single Distance Championships
Gold - 500m and Silver - 1500m World All Round Championships
We are very proud to share with Denny these tremendous accomplishments!
2008 Canadian Age Class Long Track
Congratulations to the following BC Skaters who medalled at the 2008 Canadian Age Class Long Track
Championships held at the Gaetan Boucher Oval, Quebec City this past weekend.
Jared Ingle (Prince George) Gold - Midget Boys
Tim Hempsall (Prince George) Silver - Junior Boys
Jessica Leach (Fort St James) Silver - Intermediate Girls
Erik Norlander (Kamloops) Silver - Intermediate Boys
Gareth Kelly (Kamloops) Bronze - Intermediate Boys
Well done to all other skaters who represented BC at this season -ending Age Class Championships!
Congratulations to the athletes listed above as having won madels - indeed they all have won multiple medals and
were top 3 overall in their age class. BC had 2 additional medallists - Jacob Graham of Dawson Creek in Midget Boys
(Bronze medal in the 800 metres) and Jamie MacDonald of Fort St James in Juvenile (Silver medal in the 300metres)
BC Skater bought home a very impressive 20 medals overall !
Congrats to all the skaters from co-coach Keith Gordon