Lower Similkameen athletes perform well at BC Summer Games

Baseball, triathlon and rowing / kayaking events well represented at games, held last week in Nanaimo

The Thompson – Okanagan girls softball team, bolstered by a strong contingent from Keremeos and Cawston, finished fourth in BC Summer Games competition in Nanaimo last week.

The team’s ranks included Keremeos ball players Sydney Crow, Alana Leask and Taylor Thompson. Cawston representatives included Kisa Minshull, Bailey Vesper and Cory Vesper.

Todd Maxwell of Keremeos placed 15th in Boys Triathlon, 15th in Boys Duathlon, 14th in Boys Aquathon and 15th in the Boys Super Sprint Triathlon.

Noah  Beglaw brought home some gold as part of the Thompson – Okanagan canoe / kayak team. He participated in six team event and two individiual, scoring a bronze in the boys C-1 500 metre Train to Train  individual canoe / kayak event.

Beglaw spent six months training for the games.

Getting to know the Kamloops team members and bonding with them in a team effort was one of the highlights of the week for Beglaw, who hopes to participate in the Western Canadian Games, being held in Fort MacMurray next year.

“The Kamloops coach was impressed with the performance of  us (the Penticton contingent), expressing an interest in continuing to train with us,” Beglaw said. Beglaw trains with the Penticton Racing Canoe Club, commuting from Keremeos three or four times a week to train for an hour to an hour and a half at a time.

 

“It keeps me busy,” he said of the training regimen.

 

 

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