Max Brant, a Grade 10 student at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, competed in the Canadian Age Class Long Track Speed Skating Championships in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, February 7-8. Max competed in the 14 year old boy’s age class and brought home Silver medals in the 100-metre and 300-metre events, and was part of the Ontario Team Pursuit, which brought home Bronze.
For those unfamiliar with speed skating, Team Pursuit involves a team of four skaters which start on one side of the oval, competing against another team, which begins on the other end. The skaters have to stay one behind the other throughout the whole race (although they switch up leading). As a team race, if one falls and does not get up, the whole team is out.
Max began speed skating 2009 and is looking forward to Racing in the Short Track Provincial Championships at the end of the month in Kingston, ON.
Congratulations, Max, on this outstanding achievement, and good luck in Kingston.Good News, Media Stream