Abigail McCorquodale of Port Hardy (left) and Xandryn Frost of Port McNeill recently placed 3rd and 4th runner up in the Western Canadian Open Highland Dance Championships

Abigail McCorquodale of Port Hardy (left) and Xandryn Frost of Port McNeill recently placed 3rd and 4th runner up in the Western Canadian Open Highland Dance Championships

Dancers score in championships

Local highland dancers score in Kamloops competition.

Abigail McCorquodale of Port Hardy and Xandryn Frost of Port McNeill finished third runnerup and fourth runnerup, respectively, at the recent Western Canadian Open Highland Dance Championships in Kamloops.

The pair were part of a larger delegation representing the North Island’s Team Charlton Highland Dancers.

McCorquodale, competing in the 9-under championship, finished fourth in the Fling, third in the Sword, third in the Seann Truibhas, and sixth in the Half Hullachan en route to earning her runner-up trophy.

Also in the 9-under class, Frost placed second in the Fling and fourth in the Half Hullachan, and took home a trophy as well. Frost also competed in the Premiership on the second day of competition and placed fourth in the Scottish Lilt.

In the Pre-Premier division, Emma Walkus of Port Hardy competed in the Beginner-7 group and placed in the Seann Truibhas.

In the Premier 10-11 championship, Jenna Brown and Georgia Walkus both competed. Walkus placed 6th in the Fling, Sword, and Seann Truibhas.