From the track comes word the BC Summer Games was an exhilarating competition for a couple District 69 athletes (and their coach).
Nanoose Bay resident and Oceanside Track and Field Club sprinter/hurdler Kabir Bellerose captured a bronze medal in the 200m Hurdles with a personal best time of 26.88. He finished seventh in the 200m, and was part of the gold medal winning 4x100m relay team. Bellerose will be heading to Charlottetown, PEI, Aug. 15-21 for the Youth Nationals where he will be competing in the 200m hurdles and 300m.
OTFC teammate Tkia King from Nanaimo also had an exceptional games, mining silver in the 1,500m steeplechase to go along with a seventh place finish in the 2,000m and was 10th in the 1200m.
OTFC coach Heather Beatty also made the trip to Surrey as she was selected as a coach.
Zone 6 finished first out of the eight zones competing at the Games with 38 gold, 31 silver and 32 bronze medals. For complete results go to www.bcgames.org.
GAMES AT A GLANCE
The BC Summer Games feature 22 events and break down into athletics, baseball, basketball (boys & girls), canoe/kayak; diving; equestrian; golf; inline hockey; box lacrosse; field lacrosse; rowing; rugby (boys & girls); sailing; soccer (b&g); softball (b&g); swimming (which also includes both Para and Special Olympics); synchronized swimming; towed water sports; triathlon; beach volleyball (b&g); indoor volleyball (b&g), and wrestling.
Four gold medals, and six silver for Hoey
It has been a busy but rewarding month for Parksville’s Makayla Hoey.
A week after helping Zone 6 capture a silver medal in girls basketball at the BC Summer Games, the 13-year-old standout was tearing it up at the BC Junior Development Track and Field Championships.
In the mix in Richmond July 27-29, Hoey turned in personal bests in seven of the nine events she was entered in, and secured gold medals in the 200m hurdles, shot put, long jump and high jump, to go along with silver medals in the 100m, 200m, 300m, 80m hurdles and javelin.
“In the 100m, 300m and 80m hurdles, she only was behind first place by two to six one hundredths of a second,” one proud Oceanside Track and Field coach Laurie Ritchie said after.
“What and amazing end to her track season.”
Stay tuned for more OTFC results from the JDs.