Brandon’s Cassie Hawrysh added to her remarkable medal haul on the weekend by winning gold in the Alberta provincial women’s skeleton championship in Calgary.
Racing on a slushy track in 8 C conditions, 27-year-old graduate of Neelin high school raced to a total time of 121.58 seconds at Calgary Olympic Park to share first place with Randee Brookes. Hawrysh’s push time of 5.62 seconds was a personal best for her on the Calgary track.
Hawrysh, who now lives and trains full-time in Calgary, started the season by racing to first place on the America’s Cup circuit by winning four gold, a silver and a bronze medal, finishing in the top 3 in all six races on the circuit. Called up in mid-season to compete overseas for Canada, Hawrysh added gold, silver and bronze medals on the Europa Cup skeleton circuit.
Hawrysh will wrap up the 2011-12 skeleton season by competing in this week’s Canadian championships in Calgary.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 6, 2012