October 19, 2021
Saskatchewan speedskaters compete at nationals
Between the three of them, Saskatchewan speedskaters Marsha Hudey, Kali Christ of Regina and Graeme Fish of Moose Jaw captured nine Top 10 finishes and three medals at the Canadian Long Track Championships Oct. 13-17 in Calgary.
Two-time Olympian Hudey, captured second in the women’s 500-metre race with a time of 37.85 seconds —just hundredths of a second out of the top spot— and added a ninth-place finish in the 1,000-m event (1:17.09).
Kali Christ, also a two-time Olympian, finished just ahead of Hudey in the women’s 1,000-m race, capturing eighth (1:16.86), also finished eighth in the 1,500-m event (1:58.80) and earned her top result of the competition by finishing sixth in the 3,000-m race (4:13.15).
On the men’s side, Fish had back-to-back silver finishes in the 5,000 (6:13.31) and 10,000-m (12:49.33) events.
The results from the competition will help determine Speed Skating Canada’s National Team and NextGen Team for the 2021-22 season as well as select the skaters who will represent Canada on the World Cup circuit. The selection announcement is expected the week of Oct. 25.
Read more at speedskating.ca.
Deadline approaching for Saskatchewan Sport Awards
The Saskatchewan Sport Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals in the province’s amateur sport community.
Nominations for this year’s Recognition Awards (Coach Dedication, Volunteer Dedication and Inspire Through Sport) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 1 to be considered for this awards cycle.
Nominations for the Excellence Awards (Athlete of the Year, Youth Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year and Team of the Year) are due by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 20, but can be submitted at any time.
Sask Sport members, community sport groups, media or the general public are eligible to nominate for each of the awards.
Learn more about the Saskatchewan Sport Awards and nominate at sasksport.ca.