July 20,2014(ISN) – Nanaimo B.C. – The second day of competition at the Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games is now complete, with numerous individual medals being handed out. Preliminary qualifiers for all team sports wrapped up today, with the medal rounds taking place tomorrow morning. Here are some of the highlights from the day’s action:
At the track, Fraser Valley teammates Katarina Vlahovic and Jasmine Lew stood side-by-side on the podium today in Girls 200 meter, winning Gold and Bronze respectively, with Nanaimo’s own Hassy Fashima Bombata capturing Silver. The Fraser Valley team Girls 4×100 Relay team also burned up the track, setting a new Games record, finishing in a time of 48.64 seconds — 1.19 seconds off the old mark. The team from Vancouver Island-Central Coast was hot on their heels, coming in a close second, with the Bronze medal going to the foursome from Fraser River-Delta. On the boy’s side, the team from Vancouver Island took top spot, winning the Gold in the 4×100 Relay. Close behind were the Vancouver-Squamish team winning Silver and Fraser Valley taking Bronze. With friends and family cheering her on, Nanaimo’s Madison Heisterman won Gold in the Girls 800 Meter. Vancouver Island also had a successful day on the field, sweeping the podium in Girls Javelin.
Nanaimo’s own Shirin Anjarwalla finished the day at 6-over par, winning the girl’s individual Gold medal in front of a hometown crowd. On the boy’s side, it was a Zone 3 podium sweep, with Sy Lovan from Surrey winning the Gold medal, Mitchell Thiessen from Chilliwack taking the Silver and Jess Lee from Langley received Bronze. Fraser Valley also reigned supreme in the team competition, taking top spot. The Kootenays walked away with the Silver medal and Fraser River Delta took home the Bronze.
At the pool, the synchronized swimmers dazzled the crowd in the duet and team competitions. In the Duet Level 2/3 competition, the Vancouver Island duo from Victoria, Kaitlyn Aylesworth and Marina Hunt, struck Gold. The Thompson-Okanagan had a successful day, finishing with both Silver and Bronze. In the Duets Level 4/5 competition, Slavka Svancara of North Vancouver and Zara Herbert from Vancouver, took home the Gold. A Fraser Valley duo took home the Silver, and a pair from Fraser River-Delta walked away with the Bronze. Although there were only a handful of entrants competing in the Team round, Vancouver Island won the Gold in both the Level 2/3 and Level 3/4 competitions. Thompson-Okanagan took home the Silver medal in Level 2/3.
Towed Water Sports
Marcus Athans from the Thompson-Okanagan proved that he is a water skiing triple threat, winning his third Gold medal at the 2014 BC Summer Games. He also won in boys 2 trick skiing and jumping. Jake Metcalfe won his third Silver medal for the Vancouver Island-Central Coast in the same categories as Athans.
At the end of day two, Zone 3 – Fraser Valley holds top spot on the podium, winning a total of 113 medals. Hometown favourites, Zone 6, representing Vancouver Island-Central Coast, is in second place with 99 medals. Rounding out the top three is Zone 5, representing Vancouver –Squamish, with 75 medals.
The medal rounds of team competition take place Sunday morning with all competition wrapping up by noon in time for the Closing Ceremony at Rotary Bowl at 1:30pm.
The 2014 BC Summer Games feature 2500 of BC’s best young developing atheltes competing in 19 sports from July 17-20.