Acacia Benn is now a two-time bike winner.

KISU swimmers wins another bike

Acacia Benn is now a two-time bike winner.

Benn won a new Norco bicycle courtesy of the Bike Barn since she raised $1,800, the most of any swimmer, during the KISU Swim Club’s swim-a-thon.

“I called everyone in my family and some friends,” said the nine-year-old, who completed the five-kilometre swim in 1:56 minutes. “My goal for this year was to swim and finish. I was really surprised that I actually did it. I was worn out after.”

When it came to phoning people, Benn knew she could count on her family.

“I have a big family,” she said. “I have some really close family that are always here to provide and they know how it is. My great aunt, she always watches me. She is always there for my swim meets.”

The money raised for KISU is to be used to purchase new equipment for the club to host competitive meets. Benn was presented with her bike on Sept. 9. The Norco will have to wait to be used as Benn is still enjoying the bike she won last year.

Lakers soccer

Pen High Lakers boys soccer team earned a 1-0 win against North Kamloops on Wednesday. Sejong Yoo scored the winner, while the Lakers played strong defence. Lakers coach Al Czepil sees steady improvement in his group after opening losses to Kelowna and Salmon Arm, who fielded strong teams. The Lakers also suffered a tough loss to Rutland in which they carried the play early, but were unable to capitalize.

Vees get local in affiliate draft

The Penticton Vees selected Okanagan Hockey Academy players Riley Stadel and Graham Miller during the BCHL’s first affiliate player draft. Stadel, 15, is a smooth-skating defenseman from Cloverdale. Stadel has shown promise and was also selected by the Kelowna Rockets in the third round of this year’s Western Hockey League draft. Millar, also 15, of Penticton has all the earmarks of a power forward who has made his presence felt on the Prep team.



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