Law a track champ at BC Senior Games

Silvia Law won six medals at the 2013 BC Senior Games, held last week in Kamloops.

Chilliwack athletes produced 33 individual and 21 team medals at the 2013 BC Senior Games, held August 20-24 in Kamloops.

Silvia Law was a big winner, reeling in five medals in track and field.

Competing in the women’s 80-84 division, she won gold in the weight throw, silver in discus and bronze in shot-put, pentathlon, javelin and hammer throw. Fellow track athlete Jim McIsaac (men’s 55-59) won silver in discus and shot-put.

Sardis native Jennifer Douglas won three gold medals.

She finished first in the novice time trial, clocking in at 00:27:02.68. Douglas took top spot in the novice road race with a time of 1:23.33 and earned her third gold in the novice hill climb, posting a time of 10:36.31.

Lolita Rocheleau-Lazenby and Paula Quick led the charge in women’s swimming, splitting seven medals between them.

Quick competed in the 60-64 age division, winning gold in the 200 metre freestyle, with silvers in the 400 and 800m freestyles. She won another gold as part of the Fraser Valley Zone 4x25m freestyle relay team.

Competing in the 65-69 age division, Rocheleau-Lazenby earned silvers in the 200m individual medley, 50m butterfly and 800m freestyle.

Philip De Ridder won two team medals in men’s swimming, snagging silver in freestyle relay and bronze in medley relay.

Chilliwack badminton players brought home three individual medals, led by Sue Thompson’s gold medal performance in the women’s 70-74 division. Chris Gadsden (men’s 70-74) and Bounsy Louangxay (men’s 60-64) both won silver.

Thompson and Gadsden won bronze in mixed 70-74 doubles while Thompson and Agassiz’s Marg Hicks won bronze in women’s 70-74 doubles.

Chilliwack’s Holly Woo and Agassiz’s Sally Duncan won bronze in women’s 55-59 doubles.

Chilliwackians produced four individual medals in darts, led by Hedley McMullan’s gold in men’s 65+ singles.

George Hart finished third in that same group.

Rod Bonaparte won bronze in men’s 55-64 singles, and Helen Dejean won bronze in women’s 65+ singles.

Bonaparte and Lloyd Luft teamed up for gold in men’s 55-64 doubles.  Bonaparte and Lynne Hart won bronze in 55-64 mixed doubles.

McMullan and Surrey’s Peggy McKay combined for gold in 65+ mixed doubles. McMullan and George Hart won bronze in men’s 65+ doubles.

Helen Dejean teamed with Surrey’s Peggy McKay for gold in women’s 65+ doubles.

On the golf course, Al McFee, Orville Ehnes, Barb Binnie and Claude Latulippe turned in gold medal performances, with Pat Wiggins, Helen McIntosh, Jim Stephenson, Roy Pinsent and Marie Kimmerly all scoring silver.

Lou Hall and Beth Laffin both won bronze.

Donald McSwain won silver in men’s 55+ horseshoes and Monica Jahrig won gold in an equestrian event.

Audrey Taylor and Wayne Fulton won silver in 55+ pairs whist, with Connie Allan and Elsie Brimacombe winning bronze.

Chilliwack’s Brian Parkes won gold in men’s pickeball doubles. Kathy Parkes won bronze in women’s doubles and Henry Meerkerk teamed with Langley’s John Kusch to score silver in men’s doubles.

The Chilliwack Coastals won bronze in men’s 70+ slo-pitch.

The Chilliwack 50’s won silver in men’s 60+ soccer.

FLCC Phoenix won silver in women’s 55+ dragonboat racing.

Bill and Dianne Ellis  teamed with Colleen and Terry Bodman to win bronze in team-of-four mixed  65+ curling.

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