Kapak clocks B.C. records

Vernon’s Connie Kapak and Kelowna’s Chris Neykov, skating out of the Okanagan Regional Training Centre, in Kelowna, swept their divisions at an interclub speed skating meet Saturday in Abbotsford.

Kapak topped the 13-year-old female class, while Neykov won the 16-year-old male category,.

Kapak broke another two B.C. records and finished ahead of numerous top-ranked older skaters, as well as dominating her age class.

The B.C. Winter Games star leaves today for a 10-day event in Calgary, which includes a short track meet, followed by a pre-competition camp leading up to the four-day Can Am competition at the Olympic Oval.

“These type of events become necessary as she becomes older, in order to qualify for the premier competitions," said Connie’s father, Pete. “Akbal Mund (Wendy’s Reataurants) is presently seeking a sponsor for such excursions. The month of November requires 12 nights in motels, plus travel, more than a one-parent family can budget for.

“We are going to Prince George at the end of the month, plus Fort St. John and Winnipeg (Canadian long track), among future competitions.”

A fundraiser, at Boston Pizza, as last year, is presently being planned.

Mund can be reached at 250-550-0388.


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