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Mia Stewart, left, is shown skating at a speed-skating event in Halifax, N.S. Stewart won a gold medal for P.E.I. at a recent short track speed skating competition in Hampton, N.B.  
Photo special to The Guardian by Kristen Binns Photography.
Mia Stewart, left, is shown skating at a speed-skating event in Halifax, N.S. Stewart won a gold medal for P.E.I. at a recent short track speed skating competition in Hampton, N.B.  Photo special to The Guardian by Kristen Binns Photography. - The Guardian

Island speed skaters snag medals in New Brunswick

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Five P.E.I. speed-skaters grabbed three medals, including two gold, at a recent short track speed-skating meet in Hampton, N.B.    

Mia Stewart earned a gold medal in division 2, on the strength of a win and a personal best time in the 400-metre distance, along with a new personal best in the 1,500 metre event. 

With the win, Stewart closed her successful year which also included a pair of bronze medals earlier in the season.   

Anderson Arseneau captured P.E.I.’s other gold medal in division 3. The win capped his strong season on the Maritime short-track circuit, which also included a pair of silver medals in his four competitions.

Jane Bruce of Stratford took the bronze medal in division 4 with consistent racing and a new personal best in her 200 metre distance.

Carter Bruce posted the fastest times among all Island skaters, claiming fourth place in division 1, in his final tune-up before the Canada East short track championships March 31-April 1 in Levis, Que.

Also skating for P.E.I. in Hampton was Addison Bruce.

Fredericton’s Conor Murray captured top spot overall among male skaters in the meet, while Angela Xu of St. Croix was the top female skater,

More at www.speedskatepei.com.

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