February 6, 2020
Larter, Lyons Competing at National Short Track Event
P.E.I. short track speed
skaters Jenna Larter and William Lyons are competing at the Short Track Canada Cup
2 speed skating competition in Sherbrooke, Que., starting on Friday.
It will be the third national-level event this season for Larter,
who took part in the Short Track Canada Cup 1 competition in October, along
with the Canadian Junior Short Track Championships at the end of
November. Larter also raced in the Canadian Short Track International
Invitational in December in Montreal.
Lyons will be making his Canada Cup debut at this weekend’s
competition. The Rock Barra native, who is training in Sherbrooke this
season, is coming off a top-five overall finish at a Quebec Provincial circuit
competition in January.
The P.E.I. skaters will be among a field of sixty male and sixty
female athletes competing for berths in the Short Track Canada Cup Final and in
the Short Track Canada Cup Junior Final events to be held in March. The Canada
Cup Final events will determine national senior and junior rankings for the
Racing at this weekend’s event gets underway with the 1,500-metre
event on Friday, followed by 500-metre races on Saturday and concluding on
Sunday with the 1,000-metre distance.
For the full racing schedule and livestream, please visit https://speedskating.ca/events/short-track-canada-cup-2.
more information about Speed Skate PEI, visit www.speedskatepei.com.
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Communications Coordinator, Speed Skate PEI