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Athletes set for Westerns

Summer Games to begin Friday
Sean Keane (right) will run for Team BC at Western Canada Summer Games.

A handful of Surrey and White Rock athletes will be among the medal contenders at Western Canada Summer Games, which kick off Friday in Kamloops.

Among the 345 members of Team BC – made up of athletes aged 12-22 – are a number of local track and field stars, namely South Surrey’s Jake Bruchet, Sean Keane, Jack Williams, Django Lovett and Katie Reid.

White Rock thrower Ryan Sommer – one of the country’s best in his age group in discus, hammer throw and shotput – will also be at Western Canada Games.

South Surrey’s Shergill Amanpreet and White Rock’s Julia McDonald will also suit up for Team BC’s soccer sides, while Byron Keturakis will hit the baseball diamond. On the softball diamond, South Surrey will be represented by Sara Groenewegen, a member of the White Rock Renegades association, and White Rock’s Kylie Rubens-Augustson.

Alyssa Wolf, a provincial all-star at B.C. girls volleyball championships in 2010 with Earl Marriott, will also be in Kamloops with Team BC’s beach volleyball team, while Kyra Iannone, senior boys volleyball coach at Semiahmoo Secondary, and also there as a  coach of the beach team.

Keeping to the volleyball court, former Semiahmoo boys volleyball captain Matt Bonshor will suit up for his home province, as will EMS grad Jeremy Fostvelt, who’ll play this fall at UBC-Okanagan.

Rounding out the local contingent will be golfer Grace Chua, a student at Semiahmoo Secondary who, as a Grade 9 student last year, was a key member of the Totems’ golf team that advanced all the way to provincials.

The Western Canada Summer Games wrap up Aug. 14. For more information on the event visit