The list of local athletes earning a ticket to the BC Summer Games continues to grow, and not surprisingly, Oceanside Track & Field Club has had three of its own named to the Zone 6 team bound for Surrey. Actually make that four.
Qualifying for the big annual showcase of this province’s best young athletes, July 20-22, are OTFC’s Kabir Bellerose, Jamie MacKenzie and Tkai King. The three standouts will be joined by club coach Heather Beatty, who was selected to help coach athletics.
Bellerose will be competing in the 200m hurdles; King in the 1,200m, 2,000m and the 1,500m steeplechase and MacKenzie in the hammer event.
Opening ceremonies are July 19.
IN OTHER NEWS, Nanoose Bay’s Jamie McKay will be travelling with the rest of the Zone 6 field lacrosse team leaving for Victoria early Thursday. Jamie played last season on the Oceanside Buccaneers U14 team, and he also laces up for Seaspray Lacrosse in Victoria, participating in California and Washington State.
Parksville’s Jory Clermont in the meantime is first alternate for the Zone 6 field lacrosse team and has been going to all their training sessions. Clermont was to find out Monday if he will be joining the team when they leave on Thursday. Worth noting is that the BSS student is the only player that was selected to the team that is not in the Claremont Lacrosse program or Sea Spray program — both based in Victoria. He was also the only local boy invited to the Best of BC combine in Victoria that saw 17 U.S. scouts on hand.