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McQuaid, Larter competing at national short track event

Peter McQuaid, left, and Jenna Larter are P.E.I. speed skaters.
Peter McQuaid, left, and Jenna Larter are P.E.I. speed skaters. - Contributed
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

P.E.I. short track speedskaters Jenna Larter and Peter McQuaid test their mettle this weekend at the Canadian Open national qualifier in Montreal.

The event started Friday with the 1,500 metres and is the second national meet this season for the pair, who were at the Canada Cup in Laval, Que., in November.

The 500-metre races go Saturday while the meet concludes Sunday with the 1,000-metre events.

The P.E.I. skaters are among 60 male and 60 female athletes vying for berths in the March’s Canadian selections and Canadian junior selections, which determine senior and junior national rankings.

Larter, of Brookfield, and Charlottetown’s McQuaid, who skated at the 2016 national qualifier, are also wearing P.E.I. colours at the 2019 Canada Games beginning later this month in Red Deer, Alta.

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