By Lethbridge Herald on February 12, 2020.
The Lethbridge Speed Skating Association was represented by a trio of athletes at the Canadian Youth Long Track Championships in Red Deer last weekend.
Jonnathan McIntosh, Zak Adelman and Braeden Kremenik competed among 131 skaters from across the country at the two-day event with McIntosh coming home with the medal hat trick.
Skating in the T2T 13 male, McIntosh won silver in the 300m mass start and the 500m Olympic style and earned bronze in the junior male team pursuit.
Overall, McIntosh placed fourth in the T2T 13 male division, while Kremenik was ninth.
Adelman placed 13th in the T2T 12 male category.
The skaters’ points contributed to Team Alberta winning the overall branch championship.
The Canadian Youth Long Track Championships features skaters aged 11 to 15 and is used to crown individual distance and overall champions for each age class. The event serves as an introduction to national-level competition for developing skaters and an opportunity for them to represent their province/territory on the national stage.
The three skaters are headed to the Alberta Winter Games this weekend where they will be joined by teammates Marie Cormier, Denise Wesseling, Abi Reimer, Mikka Eaves, Riley Vanderburgh and Mitchell Wesseling representing Zone 1 in long track speed skating.