Harris brightens her silver with gold

This has been a great season for local skater Jennifer Harris, who represents the Dofasco SC.

A few weeks ago, Harris competed in the Senior Silver Ladies’ category at the 2009 HomeSense Trillium STARSkate (Provincial) Championships, earning a Silver medal. This past weekend she competed at the 2009 HomeSense National STARSkate Championships and the trip to Fredericton brought her a Gold medal in the Silver Women’s Triathlon with a score of 104.15 which surpassed her next closest competitor by about 3 points.

Skaters who compete in triathlon have three programs to perform: free skate, interpretive and creative skating skills. The scores for each are added to form a total that determines the final placement. Harris earned the right to compete at both the Provincial and National Championships by placing first at this year’s Western Ontario – Boston Pizza STARSkate Championships in February.