October 18, 2019
Larter, Binns Competing at Short Track Canada Cup
Andrew Binns (foreground, left) will compete for P.E.I. at the Short Track Canada Cup 1 speed skating competition in Sherbrooke, Que., this weekend. Photo courtesy Yi Kay.
October 18th, 2019,
Charlottetown – Island speed skaters Jenna Larter and Andrew Binns are flying
the P.E.I. flag at the Short Track Canada Cup 1 speed skating competition in Sherbrooke,
Que. this weekend.
The Speed Skate PEI members will be
among fields of sixty male and sixty female athletes competing at the national
event. The Canada Cup is the primary
qualifying event for the Canadian Junior Short Track Championships to be held in
Calgary later this Fall.
Larter will be making her second
Canada Cup appearance and enters the competition seeded 21st among the elite
group of 57 junior and 3 senior female skaters. The 17-year-old Brookfield native is now training at the Olympic Oval in
Calgary, where she recently notched the fastest ever times by an Island female
in the short track 1500- and 777-metre distances.
Binns secured his Canada Cup invite
on the Quebec circuit earlier this fall and will be making his debut at the
national event, seeded 38th among junior skaters and 53rdoverall among male competitors. The Stratford
skater, also 17, has been training at the Canadian Regional Training Centre (“CRCE”)
in Montreal since early July.
Both Islanders will be looking to
earn their first berths in the Canadian Junior Short Track Championships, which
will feature the top 32 junior male and junior female skaters from across the
Canada Cup competition gets
underway on Friday with the 1500-metre event, followed by 500-metre racing on
Saturday and the 1000-metre event on Sunday. Live streaming and results can be found at https://speedskating.ca/events/short-track-canada-cup-1
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