Athletes return with a fistful of medals
The 2014 BC Summer Games came to a close on Sunday. Nelson and area athletes brought home an impressive medal haul.
Local swimmer Samuel Matthew picked up five medals, two silver and four bronze during the four-day event.
Matthew won silver in the boys 200-metre IM and the 800-metre freestyle and bronze in the 100-metre breaststroke, 400-metre IM, 200-metre backstroke and 200-metre breaststroke.
Meanwhile, Nelson’s Noor Lammers picked up a bronze medal in the equestrian competition. Lammers finished third in Vaulting Division D — Canter.
Salmo golfer Ethan Paton won a silver as part of the Kootenay team.
Eight members of the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club came home with medals, both individual and as part of team competitions.
They include Maya Collinson (one silver and two bronze), Quinn Currie (two silver and one bronze), Henry Leishman (two silver and one bronze) Heather Potkins (one silver and one bronze) Theresa Timmermans (one silver and one bronze), Joseph Timmermans (three silver and one bronze), Relmu Wilson-Valdes (one silver and one bronze) and Benjamin Woodward (three silver and one bronze).
The girls and boys Kootenay Zone soccer squads were in tough this year as the girls took seventh overall and the boys finished in fifth.
For results visit www.bcgames.org.
- Spencer Atkins Athletics 11th, 12th
- Keiran Marchand Athletics 13th, 14th
- Matthew Montgomery Athletics N/A
- Maya Collinson Canoe/Kayak 1 Sil, 2 Bron
- Quinn Currie Canoe/Kayak 2 Sil, 1 Bron
- Henry Leishman Canoe/Kayak 2 Sil, 1 Bron
- Kevin Milde Canoe/Kayak Coach
- Heather Potkins Canoe/Kayak 1 Sil, 1 Bron
- Theresa Timmermans Canoe/Kayak 1 Sil, 1 Bron
- Joseph Timmermans Canoe/Kayak 3 Sil, 1 Bron
- Relmu Wilson-Valdes Canoe/Kayak 1 Sil, 1 Bron
- Benjamin Woodward Canoe/Kayak 3 Sil, 1 Bron
- Noor Lammers Equestrian Bronze
- Sebastian Bodine Sailing 8th
- Carter Anderson Soccer - Boys 5th
- Oliver Arcuri Soccer - Boys 5th
- Moss Caney Soccer - Boys 5th
- Callum Cutler Soccer - Boys 5th
- Matthew Erickson Soccer - Boys 5th
- Nicholas Haydu Soccer - Boys 5th
- Fynn Keywood Soccer - Boys 5th
- Jamie Spendlove Soccer - Boys Coach
- Teigan Barnhart Soccer - Girls 7th
- Alexis Dyck Soccer - Girls 7th
- Kerry Dyck Soccer - Girls Coach
- Kaliana Forte Soccer - Girls 7th
- Abby Jackson Soccer - Girls 7th
- Ruby Linnen Soccer - Girls 7th
- Ella Peloso Soccer - Girls 7th
- Kelsey Andrusak Swimming 4th, 6th
- Samuel Matthew Swimming 2 Sil, 4 Bron
- Ethan Paton Golf Silver
- Mary Ann Gould Softball - Girls 5th
- Stephanie Gould Softball - Girls 5th
- Haley Gould Softball - Girls 5th
- Jessica Paul Softball - Girls 5th
- Farrah Marzicola Soccer - Girls 7th
- Emma Hare Softball - Girls 5th
- Lennox Lockhurst Soccer - Girls 7th
- Andreas Rentke Soccer - Boys 5th
- Sam Shkuratoff Volleyball - Girls 5th
- Victoria Peebles Volleyball - Girls 5th