Langley athletes help B.C. win medal race

Team B.C. finishes with 134 gold, 85 silver and 61 bronze for total of 280 medals at Western Canada Summer Games

  • Aug. 17, 2015 10:00 a.m.
Four members of the Langley Blaze — Colby Ring, Wesley Moore, Jayden Knight and Rhys Cratty — helped B.C. win gold at the Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, Alta.

Four members of the Langley Blaze — Colby Ring, Wesley Moore, Jayden Knight and Rhys Cratty — helped B.C. win gold at the Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, Alta.

With the help of Langley athletes, Team B.C. captured the crown at the Western Canada Summer Games.

Team B.C. won 134 gold, 85 silver and 61 bronze for a total of 280 medals at the Games, which ran Aug. 7 to 16 in Wood Buffalo, Alta.

By comparison, second-place Alberta had 226 total medals.

“It is an honour to see so many of you bringing home medals from the Western Canada Summer Games and I look forward to what you can all accomplish in the future for this province and this country,” said Peter Fassbender, the minister of community sport and cultural development.

A big chunk of the local athletes’ medals came through the water.

Emma Harrison won a pair of gold in the female eights rowing events and a silver in the quadruple sculls. She also took bronze in the single sculls.

Sisters Meghan and Lauryn Cheung were part of the B.C. team which won a pair of gold in the canoe/kayak K-4 200m and 500m events as well as bronze in the K-4 1000m event. Lauryn Cheung also nabbed the bronze in the K-2 500m.

In individual events, Hannah Rolfe (high jump), Pritpaul Johal (50kg wrestling) and Leo Goldberg (judo, 55kg-60kg) all won gold. Goldberg also helped Team B.C. win gold in the team competition.

Victor Blaine won silver in the pommel horse as well as helping B.C. win gold in the artistic team gymnastics competition.

In track and field, Adam Marshall (1500m), Nick Colyn (3000m steeplechase) and Robyn Buckingham (heptathlon) all took the bronze medals in their respective events.

And in the pool, Renae Ledoux won bronze in the 200m breaststroke, as well as a pair of bronze in both the 4×50 and 4×100 medley relay events.

Several Langley athletes were also part of gold-medal winning teams.

Brett Christensen won gold in basketball, with Cheryl Jean-Paul serving as coach.

Rhys Cratty, Colby Ring, Wesley Moore and Jayden Knight won gold on the baseball diamond while Abbey Fortin and Julia Wright did so in softball.

Avery Heppell and the girls team won gold in indoor volleyball while Katie MacEwen helped win gold in girls’ soccer. And Will Bundy was part of B.C.’s silver-medal winning squad in soccer.

And in the Special Olympics category, Mike Savage Jr. won gold in the 100m, 200m and long jump events while Abigale Calvert won bronze in the 100m, 200m and long jump.

B.C. Games alumni represented 44 per cent of Team BC and 147 alumni won or contributed to the medal count.  These athletes have had the opportunity to compete in a multisport environment which will be of great benefit as they move forward to larger competitions.

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