Chilliwack shows well at Winter Games

Chilliwack athletes brought home hardware from the BC Winter Games, held Feb. 23-26 in Vernon.

A small contingent of Chilliwackians travelled to Vernon last week for the B.C. Winter Games.

They held their own against the best in the province, and brought home four individual medals (all bronze) and nine team medals (one gold, two silver and six bronze).

Several of the locals competed in karate.

Jacob Maud earned a bronze medal in the individual kata male division, then joined his Valley Shidokan teammate Zachary Charlton on the bronze medal winning Fraser Valley Zone-3 kumite male team.

Maud and Charleton joined forces once more, along with Damon McArthur, on the bronze-medal winning kata male team.

Valley Shidokan’s Tammy Miller coached.

Chilliwack’s Faith Walker and Jayden Lane were part of the silver-medal winning kumite female team, and Lane added individual bronze in the 44 kilogram kumite female division.

Sardis Flier speed-skaters turned in outstanding results.

Individually, Dallas Hawkes and Rebekah Clemons both earned bronze medals. Hawkes got hers in the T2T B 400 metre race, clocking a time of 43.16 seconds.

Clemons got hers in the T2T B 1500m race with a time of 2:55.28.

Clemons won a team gold medal as well, competing with Justin Cross (Coquitlam), Connor Meeks (Surrey) and Madison Karpes (Abbotsford) in the T2T B 200m mixed pursuit.

Chilliwack’s Nathan Stothers competed in midget boys cross-country skiing, placing 11th in the individual sprint 400m final standings, and 17th in the individual long distance 3.5 kilometre race.

One the whole, the Fraser Valley finished third with 72 medals (26 gold, 16 silver and 30 bronze). The Vancouver-Squamish collected 81 medals to finish first, followed by the Thompson-Okanagan zone with 80.

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