Prince George siblings Carolina and Nicolas Hiller are on the fast track for a successful season with the Prince George Blizzard Speedskating Club.
The Hillers attended the Oval Invitational - Fall World Cup Trials Long Track Speedskating meet in Calgary last weekend, along with skaters from across Canada and other countries, where they achieved the time standards for all the Canada Cup meets in the 2013-14 season as well as the long-track junior nationals in Saskatoon (Jan. 24-26).
In Calgary, Carolina hit a personal best in the 500 metre race of 42.89 seconds for a ninth overall finish and she was eighth overall in the 1500m race (2:12.02), 10th overall in the 1000m distance (1:26.16) and 15th overall in the 3000m race (4:53.56).
Nicolas hit personal bests in the 500m and 1500m distances of 39.43 seconds for a 15th overall finish and 2:00.17 for a 25th overall placing, respectively. In the 3000m distance he was 12th overall (4:18.98) and in the 5000m he finished 17th (7:28.68).
Both Carolina and Nicolas also met the time standards for the World Junior Long Track Championship, but they still need to go through the qualification process.