Annabel Johnson won several medals and the overall championship at the Canada West Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Manitoba.

Annabel Johnson won several medals and the overall championship at the Canada West Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Manitoba.

Medal haul for Abby skater

Abbotsford's Annabel Johnson competed for Team BC in Manitoba

Abbotsford speed skater Annabel Johnson has returned from Manitoba with a bag full of medals.

The young skater was competing for Team BC at Canada West Short  Track Speed Skating Championship held in Selkirk, Man., against the best skaters in her development category from Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Johnson earned gold in the 3,000 and 1,500 metres, as well as a bronze medal position in the 400 metres in the T2T 13-Girls.

Those strong finishes gave her the overall championship victory, just ahead of teammate Janie Green from Mission, who skated to gold in the 200- and 400-metre events. The pair teamed up for the 3,000-metre relay and earned silver.

Johnson skates with the Matsqui Blades club based at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre.