Canadian Records Fall At Roller Sports Ontario Outdoor Speed Championships

Sarah Hopkins and Peter Doucet set new Canadian records in the 15km elimination races at this past weekend’s Roller Sports Ontario Outdoor Speed Championships.

In the women’s 15km elimination race, Sarah Hopkins and Morgane Echardour traded leads and pushed the pace. Leaving the finish to a sprint at the end of the race, Echardour looked poised to take the win and the record, but Hopkins put enough pressure on Echardour so that the inside line would open up. Hopkins claimed the win and the record. Hopkins’ time was about 28-minute 40-seconds.

Sarah Hopkins was also part of the weekend’s record setting women’s relay team with Morgane Echardour & Dominique Lalonde.

Peter Doucet set the15km elimination race make by setting a fast speed from the gun. He pushed the pace & lapped the entire field. He came in with a time of 25-minutes 35-seconds.

The two-day weekend competitiong took place in Harriston at the Canadian Inline Training Centre. The RSO Outdoor Speed Championships served as Ontario skaters’ qualifier for the upcoming Roller Sports Canada Outdoor Speed Championships.

Travis Shaw leads Camilo Echeverri and Jade Pauley in the Senior World Class 500-meter heats. Echeverri and Shaw finished 1-2 in the heat as well as in the A-final- photo Peter Doucet

Race officials- photo Peter Doucet

Morgane Echardour leads Sarah Hopkins in the Senior World Class Women’s 10km points/ elimination race. Echardour and Hopkins traded wins in the long races, with Echardour winning the 10km and Hopkins winning the 15km- photo Peter Doucet