CCE paddlers power through Kananaskis course

The Chilliwack Centre of Excellence had five athletes in Alberta for national team trials.

The Chilliwack Centre of Excellence had five paddlers competing at the national canoe-slalom team trials, held May 13-14 in Kananaskis, AB.

The CCE group included Jakob Kryworuchko, Finn Wakeling, Austin Akins, Finley Capstick and Avery Wilkins.

Kryworuchko tested himself in the C1 (canoe) junior division where he finished first in three of his four runs with times of 198.48, 130.83, 144.60 and 121.37.

Wakeling raced in the C1 cadet division, finished first in all four runs with times of 443.28, 360.06, 205.80 and 238.73.

Akins, Capstick and Wilkins tackled the K1 (kayak) junior division.

Akins posted the fastest time of the bunch with a 95.17 second performance in his fourth run, just a hair faster than Capstick who clocked in at 96.36.