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B.C. Summer Games end

33 medals for Cariboo-Northeast; 10 gold, 10 silver, and 13 bronze
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Fort St. John's Hailey Dutchak (l) and Shayne Turner earned a bronze medal as part of the Zone 8 girls rugby team at the B.C. Summer Games in Prince George. July 24, 2022

After four days of competition, the 2022 B.C. Summer Games came to a close in Prince George Sunday afternoon.

Exactly 600 medals were handed out at this year's game in 30 different events.

Of those, 33 were awarded to Zone 8 teams and athletes representing the Cariboo, Prince George, and the Northeast regions.

Fort St. John's Hailey Dutchak and Shayne Turner were the lone medal winners among Peace Country athletes – both earning a bronze as part of the girls rugby squad.

Other team results with Peace Country connections:

  • 6th place finish in baseball with Fort St. John's Easton Goulet on board

  • 6th place result in girls' soccer. Madeline Bookham, Maverick Hunt, Marti Kielo, and Israel te Bulte, all from Fort St. John, on the squad.

  • 7th place showing for the boys' soccer team which included Fort St. John players Romeo Bowie, Cyprus Palfy, Thomas Phibbs, Braxton McCoy, and Donovan Snider

  • 6th place finish for the girls softball team with Fort St. John's Brooklynn Munch on the roster.

  • 7th place result in girls volleyball. Lillian Moore, Sylvie Myllymaki, Addison Stone, and Emerson Whitford from Fort St. John and Anneka Lekstrom, Arielle Spencer, and Jasmin Vigar from Dawson Creek all part of the rotation.

On the track: Taylor's Austin MacGregor and Fort St. John's Jackson Whitford placed six with two other Prince George runners in the boys 4x100 metre relay with a time of 48.93 seconds.

Individually, MacGregor placed sixth in the 100-metre hurdles with a time of 18.61 seconds and seventh in discus, throwing a distance of 28.75 metres; Whitford was sixth in the 300-metre hurdles clocking in at 45.72.

Fort St. John's Inconnu swim club was also represented in the pool.

Ryder Modde and Kieran Rogers finished sixth with two other swimmers in the 4x50-metre freestyle while Mya Waberski and the rest of her foursome took seventh in the 4x50m freestyle girls event.

Modde and Rogers also competed in the 4x50 medley winding up in the number 6 spot, however, Waberski's crew ended up in fifth in the opposite girls event.

Individually, Modde had a 22nd place result in the boys 100m; Rogers finished two spots back.

Rogers also completed the 50m freestyle (32nd) in 31.40 seconds.

Waberski had a time of 32.83 second in the girls 50m freestyle to place 39th.

Below are unofficial medal standings after competition Sunday:

(1) Vancouver Island/Central Coast:

53 gold, 41 silver, 39 bronze (133)

(2) Vancouver/Coastal:

35 gold, 43 silver, 33 bronze (111)

(3) Fraser Valley:

34 gold, 30 silver, 41 bronze (105)

(4) Thompson/Okanagan:

27 gold, 39 silver, 27 bronze (93)

(5) Fraser River:

26 gold, 25 silver, 28 bronze (79)

(6) Cariboo/Northeast:

10 gold, 10 silver, 13 bronze (33)

(7) Kootenays:

11 gold, 8 silver, 7 bronze (26)

(8) Northwest:

8 gold, 4 silver, 8 bronze (20)

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