SAS crowned provincial champs

SAS defends provincial mountain bike title in Powell River last weekend.

Aidan Hepburn, left, and Konrad van Varseveld accept their medals in the cross country event at the BC School Sports Mountain Bike Provincial Championships in Powell River.

Aidan Hepburn, left, and Konrad van Varseveld accept their medals in the cross country event at the BC School Sports Mountain Bike Provincial Championships in Powell River.

For the second consecutive year, the Salmon Arm Secondary mountain bike team was crowned provincial champions.

SAS exerted their dominance at the 2015 BC School Sports Mountain Bike Provincial Championships in Powell River.

Lead by the van Varseveld brothers, Konrad and Seth, and Emily Williams who were named Kings and Queen of the Mountain, each placed first in the cross country and second in the enduro events in their respective divisions.

The cross-country track consisted of a challenging 5.5 kilometre loop, which passed though various terrain.

Rachel May placed second in each of her two races.

Aidan Hepburn finished second in the cross-country event and seventh in the enduro event.

Jessica Brown raced her way to third in both disciplines.

Torrey McKee came in third in the crosscountry event and eighth in the enduro event.

As a team, SAS cycled away from the competition in the cross country event claiming more than 100 points over their closest competitor.

In the enduro discipline, SAS battled a tough course and finished second behind Lakes District Secondary School.

In the overall scores, SAS finished a commanding 70 points ahead of Lakes District Secondary School, who finished second place.

Salmon Arm Observer

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