Locals bring home 94 Games medals
Langley athletes help Fraser Valley to second-place finish in medal count
Local athletes helped the Fraser Valley to a second place finish in the medal count at last week’s B.C. Summer Games in Surrey.
Representing Zone 3, Langley and Aldergrove athletes contributed to the Valley’s 94 medals — 34 gold, 32 silver and 28 bronze. The total was second only to Vancouver Island-Central Coast’s 101 medals.
Local athletes helped win four gold, four silver and six bronze, individually, and were part of teams which won eight gold, eight silver and three bronze.
Dean Ellenwood (4x400 relay); Hannah Rolfe (high jump); Jessica Klor (synchronized swimming tier 4/5 figures, tier 4/5 duet); Nichole Lee Jonkman (barefoot water skiing); Rachel Maj (slalom water skiing); Makenna Dietrich, Jessica Hunt, Tavia Jasper, Madiyn Melynchuk and Katelyn Ward (soccer); Meghan Cheung (canoe/kayak K-2 500m open, K-2 2000m open); Meghan Champoux and Monique Fraser (equestrian zone team); Abbey Fortin and Ainsley Guzzo (softball, with Mona Anglin and Cheryl Borgford as coaches); Levi Gallant, Jordan Lewis and Jake Richardson (field lacrosse with Adam Smith as an assistant coach.
Nick Colyn (2000m, 1500m steeplechase); Emilie Sadler (synchronized swimming tier 4/5 figures); Kathy Lim (golf); Steven Hsu and Dustin DeWolff (volleyball); Cole Briggs, Gloria Choi and Kathy Lim (golf zone team); Meghan Cheung (canoe/kayak C-2 500m open, K-4 open); Megan Champoux (equestrian jumper event 1); Spencer Barkes, Yi-An Pan, Yi-Fan Pan, Cole Cantelon, Kano McGregor and John Lipp (baseball); Nicole Chevrier, Avery Heppell and Emma Kastelein (volleyball); Baylee Wright, Spencer Gerth, Eddy Genge, Darien Craighead and Kamren Loof-Cote (inline hockey with Rod Wright and Graham Gerth as coaches); Mackenzie Lee and Suyin Madarang (rugby with Jodie Cornell as an assistant coach); Jordan Noort, Sam Maj, Rachel Maj and Nichole Lee Jonkman (zone team towed water sports).
Robyn Buckingham (pentathlon); Sam Maj (waterskiing slalom); Rachel Maj (wakeboarding); Ben Smyth (wrestling; Meghan Cheung (canoe/kayak K-1 500m open, C-4 open); Devon Mark (200m freestyle swimming); Steve Vilio, Ian Canning, Justin Marsh, Trevor Ayre, Elijah Vilio and Connor Kavanagh (inline hockey); Ash Hotti and Wesley Foss (rugby).
For complete results, see http://www.bcgames.net/results/results_sw.aspx