Winter Games glory for Chilliwack athletes

Annabel Johnson grabbed five medals at last weekend's Games in Penticton, part of a massive medal haul for the Fraser Valley.

The Fraser Valley cleaned up at last weekend’s BC Winter Games in Penticton, with Chilliwackians leading the medal parade.

Speedskater Annabel Johnson grabbed one gold, three silvers and a bronze in six short-track races.

Johnson’s gold came as part of the Fraser Valley U-16 mixed 3000 metre team.

She scored silvers in 500, 1500 and 3000m races.

Another local speedskater, Zackery Carpenter, won bronze as part of the Fraser Valley’s U-14 mixed 3000m team.

Madeline Britz and Everly Royea were part of the gold-medal winning girls curling team, along with Heather Drexel (Coquitlam) and Bailey Burke (Surrey).

Victoria O’Brien (featured in the Feb. 19 Progress) bagged bronze in girls match-play recurve archery.

Collectively, Fraser Valley athletes racked up 107 medals — 42 gold, 44 silver and 21 bronze — to edge second place Vancouver Coastal in the medal race.

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Chilliwack Progress