Mission’s Green sisters earn bronze

Speed skating siblings win at Canada Games

The Green sisters helped Team BC win bronze in the 3000 metres speed skating relay. (Submitted)

Mission athletes have earned some hardware at the Canada Winter Games, with the potential to take home more before the event wraps up on March 3.

Speed skaters Jane and Annabelle Green were both part of the Team BC squad that earned bronze in the 3000 metre relay at the event in Red Deer on Friday, Feb.22.

The team qualified for the finals by finishing second in the qualification heats on Feb. 18, and then finished third in the final race. Quebec scored gold and Alberta grabbed silver.

The pair also competed competing in individual races, with Jane finishing 15th in 1500m, 18th in 500m, 19th in 1000m and 19th in 3000m. Annabelle placed 22nd in 500m, 22nd in 1500m, 26th in 3000m and 26th in 1000m.

Mission judo athletes and siblings Peyton and Isabelle Harris also hit the mat at the Games starting on Wednesday, but results were not available at press time.

Peyton is competing in the male 81 kilograms division, while Isabelle battles in the female 63 kg division.

Medals will be awarded in judo on Friday.

Both Isabelle and Payton have had stellar youth careers, earning accolades at the local, provincial and national levels during their time in the sport. They are being coached at the event by Mission native Layton Keely, who competed at a past Canada Winter Games. The judo trio train at the Abbotsford Judo Club.

As of press time, Team BC sits in fourth place in the overall standings at the event, trailing Quebec, Ontario and Alberta.

For more on the event, visit canadagames.ca.

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