Peninsula athletes snag medals at Western Canada Summer Games
South Surrey sprinter Katie Reid locked up a pair of medals in the first few days of competition at Western Canada Summer Games, which are currently being held in Kamloops.
Reid, an Earl Marriott grad who will run next year at UCLA, won a bronze medal in the 200-m sprint – fellow Surrey runner Sabrina Nettey was first – and also picked up a silver medal with Team BC’s women’s 4x100 relay team.
Reid isn’t the only one faring well in the B.C. Interior – White Rock Christian Academy graduate Sean Keane also scooped a silver medal, in the 800-m, while Surrey’s Django Lovett was second in high jump.
Ryan Sommer finished just off the podium in two events, placing fourth in both discus and shotput, and was eighth in hammer throw.
Middle-distance runner Jack Williams was seventh in the 1,500-m race.
And though medals have not yet been handed out in a number of team sports, a trio of athletes appear to be on their way to a potential podium finish. Sara Groenewegen’s oftball squad was 7-0 through Tuesday afternoon, while Byron Keturakis helped B.C.’s baseball team to a 4-2 mark through the first week.
On the sand, beach volleyball player Alyssa Wolf was 4-0 by Peace Arch News’ deadline, with wins over Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and Alberta.