Whitehorse weightlifter Emily Quarton won best female lifter honours at the Quebec Senior Championships in Montreal on Saturday.
Quebec is the heart of the national weightlifting scene, and the Quebec seniors’ boast more competitors than the Canadian Championships.
Quarton, who trains in Montreal, had the best result based on a formula combining weight lifted to the competitor’s weight class.
“I wasn’t expecting to do that well,” said Quarton from Montreal on Thursday. “I peaked three weeks ago at the world championships — I basically did this competition because I’m trying to rank myself for national funding.”
Her recent success bodes well for one of the eight available spots on the national weightlifting team, which also means she can focus all her energy on training, without worrying about a part-time job to cover her expenses.
“This ranking is a huge step in the progression of Emily’s athletic career and the quest to have to Yukoners at the Beijing Olympic Games,” said Sport Yukon’s Moira Lassen.
Quarton will continue training for another national funding qualification competition on December 16th.
Whitehorse Recreational Hockey League
Game7 Sports 4
Kluane Drillers 4
Danny Johnson scored three goals for Game7, and Brian MacDonald recorded three assists. Game7 spent a lot of time in the box, taking nine penalties. Jordan Johnston netted a final-minute, short-handed goal to secure a draw.
Doug Roberts netted a pair for the Drillers, and Matt Gamble and Tyler Murray added singles.
AON Flames 1
Al Koehl led Kilrich over the Flames, scoring two goals. Gary Boyd, Brian McWatters and Paul Lackowicz scored as well. Wade Harrison recorded three assists.
Scoring for the Flames was Tony Clennett, unassisted.
Edgewater Hotel 5
Performance Centre Turbos 4
Edgewater’s Lorne Burnett scored a pair for goals, and Doug Tenney netted one and two assists. Ross Phillips and Rick Gingell added goals as well.
Guy Morgan scored two for the Turbos, while Glen Heinbigner and Shelby Workman added singles.
Tuesday night league results:
High Country Inn 12
Kilrich’s Pierre Lacasse blanked Jim Gilpin from High Country, winning three straight sets. Cameron Webber beat Blaine Tessier in four, and Vince Boutelier needed five sets to take out Matt Brown.
Patrick Gardiner had the High Country’s win by default.
Pizza Hut 17
Underhill’s Trevor Mead-Robins won a decisive match against Pizza Hut’s Eric Magnuson, three sets to one. Robert McMynn won a five-set match against Richard Meredith.
For Pizza Hut, George Stelkiewicz needed five sets to beat Janet Lee, and Kyle Marchuk went the distance as well, beating Marc Emond in five.
Yukon Brewing 8
Ketza’s team had a strong opening night, shutting out the Brewers in three of four matches. Charlie Hoeller, Michael Hansen and Sam Penner beat Kevin Daffe, Don Murphy and Grayson Peters, respectively.
Jeff Seaman posted the only Brewers win, a four-set match against Marie Desmarais.