Vortex skaters find stride

The Vernon Vortex Speed Skating team continues to rack up the personal best times.

Morning Star Staff

The Vernon Vortex Speed Skating team continues to rack up the personal best times.

The Vortex racked up 20 personal bests last weekend in Salmon Arm for a tune up prior to the B.C. Winter Games Trials.

Peter Blokker broke his personal best in the 500m, set back in 2009, by a whopping five seconds, a great performance by the Master skater.

Youngsters Andrew and Ethan Blackmore picked up three best times in their first sanctioned competition,

Mattias Isobe also added three.  Nate Benn, Daniel Hall, Declan Fitzpatrick, and Tadhg Boyle all hit two best times and the ladies of the group, Laura Hall and Lauryn Eddy, each contributed one.

Eddy was able to find the “extra gear” when prompted to by her coach,  Michael Hall.

The Blackmore boys had a good first taste of competition with Andrew finishing second in division four. Daniel Hall was second overall in Division 5 with Isobe fourth and the veteran Blokker second overall in his division. To try speed skating, e-mail: vernonvortex@gmail.com.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Okanagan Realtors donate big to North Westside fire department

Two Kelowna-area Realtors made a generous donation to the North Westside Fire… Continue reading

Water quality advisory rescinded for Vernon users

Emergency repairs on a water main resulted in water quality advisory

SilverStar security recovers stolen bike

Reminders to residents to keep bicycles locked up, eyes open for suspicious activity

Orphaned Okanagan beavers admitted to rehab centre

The two beavers are in the care of the Fawcett Family Wildlife Health Centre

Interior Health will not expand Police and Crisis Team

Southeast Division Chief Superintendent Brad Haugli asked IH to expand the program

13 new B.C. COVID-19 cases, Langley Lodge outbreak ends

Health care outbreaks down to four, 162 cases active

‘Justice for Mona’ protests planned in Kelowna, Lower Mainland

Security camera footage shows Mona Wang being dragged, stepped on during RCMP wellness check

Intent of killing at centre of Surrey man’s Okanagan murder trial

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Allison Beames is anticipated to return with her decision in August

Kelowna neighbourhood pond dries up again

The RDCO filled up the pond on Hall Road but it’s drying up again

Penticton RCMP seek help locating missing woman

25-year-old Iesha Blomquist was reported missing to Penticton RCMP on June 30

Car smashes into Kelowna dollar store

The vehicle went through the front window of the store just off Highway 97 North

Majority of residents in support of alcohol in outdoor spaces: City of Penticton

City council will vote on whether to continue allowing public consumption, on Tuesday, July 7

Princeton RCMP arrest suspects in violent Salmon Arm home invasion

Two men who allegedly staged a violent home invasion in Salmon Arm… Continue reading

Most Read