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'(Posted 1:30 p.m., April 7)
Area speedskaters earn six Top 10 placings at National Age Class Championships
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

The Gloucester Concordes sent seven skaters to the National Age Class Short Track Speed Skating Championships that were recently held in Cambridge, Qntario and four of them managed to finish in the Top 10 in their respective age groups.

Three of the skaters, Emily Rendell-Watson, Jessica Robitaille and Zacharie Labonte, placed fifth overall in their age classes, while Camille Bean finished 10th overall.

Rendell-Watson went into the meet as the reigning provincial champion in the juvenile age class. In Cambridge, she placed fifth in the A-final of the 777-metre event, second in the B-final over 500 metres, first in the 666-metre B-final and fourth in the 1000-metre A-final which placed her fifth overall.

Robitaille won a bronze medal in the 500-metre event in the midget age group and placed fifth in the 777-metre A-final. She also placed second in both the 666-metre and 333-metre B-finals for an overall ranking of fifth.

Labonte competed in the midget age age class as well and won two bronze medals in the 333- and 777-metre events. He also placed fourth in the 666-metre A-final. His downfall came in the 666-metre B-final in which he was DQed and only picked up the minimum 160 points.

Gabrielle St-Germain and Hannah Morrison also skated for the Gloucester Concordes in Cambridge and placed 11th and 14th respectively in the junoir female age class, while Vincent De Haitre placed 12th in the junior men's division.

Two other young men with an east end connection also placed in the Top 10. Brothers Julien and Joel Collin-Demers from Orléans each placed sixth in their respective age groups.

Julien won a silver medal in the 3000-metre A-final and placed fifth in the 1500-metre A-final in the intermediate age class, while Joel placed fifth and sixth respectively in the senior men's 1500- and 3000-metre A-finals and first in both the 500 and 1000-metre B-finals.

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