In short track speed skating’s 500m main event, Sherilyn Chung (Coquitlam) finished third in her quarterfinal heat with a time of 45.968, qualifying her into the C Final. She closed out the 500m event earning top spot in the C final with a time of 47.439.
Jane Green (Maple Ridge) finished fourth in her quarterfinal heat with a time of 48.085. She would later compete in the E Final with a finishing time of 48.792. Chung and Jane finished the 500 m event in ninth and 18th place, respectively. Annabelle Green (Maple Ridge) finished 22nd, Ainsley Spencer (Burnaby) 24th and Samantha Spencer (Burnaby) 26th out of a total of 46 skaters.
The men’s 500m main event included four BC competitors. Lukas MacDonald (Vancouver) and Craig Miller (Prince George) finished fifth in their quarterfinal heats, both moving on to the E Finals where MacDonald would lead the heat, and Miller finishing fifth. Noah Hyun (Port Coquitlam) finished fourth in his heat moving onto the D Final where he would again finish fourth in the heat. Marshall Shupe’s (Maple Ridge) quarterfinal showing was just shy of earning him a spot in the semi finals. He finished in third with a time of 43.638 just behind Alberta’s Matej Pederson (43.183), and would then finish second in the C Final. Shupe finished 10th in the 500m, Hyun 16th, MacDonald 17th, Miller 20th, and St. Rose 27th out of 54 skaters.
Thursday, the 1000m event will take place. In this event, there are no qualifications. Rather, the total of the ranking points the skater earned in the 500 and 1500m races will determine their ranking for the 1000m event.