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Strokes of genius
Chilliwack’s Spartan Swim Club won a number of medals during the BC AAA Championships in Victoria, July 2 to 6.
Colton Peterson won four of his own in the 16-and-over boys category: 50-metre breaststroke (gold), 50-metre freestyle (silver), 200-metre individual medley (silver), and 100-metre breaststroke (bronze).
Teammate Jessie Gibson won silver in 100- and 200-metre butterfly in the 16-and-over girls division.
Medal haul on track
The Chilliwack track and field club competed in the Trevor Craven Memorial track and field meet, July 5 and 6 at Swangard Stadium.
First place victories went to Mailia Lenz in the 100-metre run; Tera Procee in 100- and 200-metre runs, long- and high-jump; Logan Buchwitz in discus; Ryan Higuchi in long jump; and Ron Wichmann in the 1500-metre run.
Silver and bronze winners included Jenna Janssens, Mailia Lenz, Marin Lenz, Malah Belzer, Logan Buchwitz, and Jake Janssens.
The Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games were in Vancouver this year, July 8 to 12, and they were the largest in history. Chilliwack powerlifter Joanne Bunnin took gold in all three events in her division, with teammate Lisa Newell right behind sweeping silvers. Former Worlds competitor Ryan Kuester won gold in the 100-metre individual medley and bronze in 50-metre backstroke. Fellow swimmer Justin Forseth bagged top prize in the 25-metre backstroke event.Melinda Franson followed suit when she took two silvers at the event. Franson brought home medals for the 25-metre backstroke and the 25-metre breaststroke.
UFV signs Bannerman
UFV Cascades women’s basketball team recruited G.W. Graham grad Jenika Bannerman for the 2014-2015 season. Bannerman is a five-foot-11 guard.