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Whistler skaters at sectional championships


Whistler’s Emily Nakajima led the way for the Whistler Skating Club at the BMO Financial Group B.C./Yukon Territories Sectional Championships in Nanaimo this past weekend, placing seventh in Juvenile Ladies. Lisa Nakajima was ninth in Group 21 of the Pre-Novice Ladies qualifier, while Beverley Horler was 26 th in Group 1. Tess Thompson competed in Pre-Juvenile Ladies, finishing 31 st .

In October, the club participated in the B.C. Coast Regionals, where Samantha Shrimpton placed first in the Senior Bronze Ladies Final. Rebekah Robertson was second in her qualifying group then 11 th overall, and Marielle Thompson was ninth in her qualifying group. Tess Thompson was 10 th in Pre-Juvenile Ladies, and Emily Nakajima third in Juvenile Ladies.

In Pre-Novice, Lisa Nakajima was fifth overall and Beverley Horler 33 rd . Broderick Thompson was ninth in Pre-Novice Men.

The club’s next event is the annual Jingle Blades competition in White Rock, Nov. 28-30.