Armstrong Para swimmer Brea Duncan returned from the provincial summer swimming championships in Vancouver earlier in July with six medals from the six events she swam in. She brought home four silver and two bronze medals, missing out on gold.
A trip north changed all that.
Duncan won another six medals – all gold in colour – in her six races at the B.C. Summer Games in Prince George.
She won the 50-metre freestyle, boys/girls 50/100m backstroke, 50/100m breaststroke, 50/100m butterfly, 100m free and the 150/200m individual medley.
Fellow Para swimmer Senna Entner of Vernon also needs to make room on her wall after her results in Prince George. Sentner won four medals, all silver, in the 100m free; 50/100m butterfly; 50/100m backstroke; and 50/100m breaststroke.
She just missed a fifth medal, placing fourth in the 50m free.
Duncan and Sentner led the North Okanagan contingent’s medal haul, which, according to the B.C. Games results website, included eight gold medals, eight silver and six bronze.
Vernon Special Olympian Danielle Pechet brought home three track and field medals along with a suitcase full of memories. Pechet won gold in the 4 x 100 m relay for Zone 2, and was a double-bronze winner. She was third in the 800m run and the shotput. Pechet was also fourth in the long jump, fifth in the 100- and 400-m races, and sixth in the 200m.
Coldstream’s Jonas Masys won rowing gold in the M1X 1,000m race with a time of three minutes 36.6 seconds, more than six seconds ahead of the silver medalist. He was part of the 15-person Zone 2 rowing team which also included athletes from Vernon and Salmon Arm.
Sierra Munroe (14) won a bronze medal in the U17 Women Single Scull race, with a time of 4:26.3.
The U17 Men Double Scull crew from the Vernon Rowing and Dragon Boat Club – Nolan Stiven (16) and Cole O’Connor (14) – crossed the A Final finish line second at 3:41.2, scoring the silver.
Vernon U19 Crews – Women Pair Elena Masyte (17) / Molly Caldwell (17), and Men Pair Kaden O’Connor (17) / Parker Munroe (17) were fourth in their races.
Anna Melvin of Armstrong won silver on the track in the girls 4 x 100m relay, teaming up with three athletes from Kelowna. Melvin was ninth in the girls javelin.
Aidan McWhinney of Coldstream captured silver along with two teammates from Prince George in triathlon’s mixed super sprint relay. McWhinney, individually, placed fifth in the boys 16-17 triathlon and F1 triathlon race, and was sixth in aquathon (run, swim, run).
The Thompson-Okanagan Zone boys volleyball team won silver. The lineup included Cash Riemersma of Armstrong, Carter Gislason and Micah Snobelen of Coldstream and Jason Pope of Vernon.
Max Wright from Vernon took bronze in triathlon’s boys 16-17 aquathon race. He teamed up with competitors from Prince George and Prince Rupert to place 10th in the mixed super sprint relay, placed sixth in the boys 16-17 sprint and F1 triathlon and was 10th in the duathlon.
The Zone 2 girls five-on-five basketball team won bronze. The lineup includes head coach Warren Cullum and players Chloe Collins, Addison Janke and Aleeya Ouch, all of Vernon.
The zone boys soccer team placed third. Liam Mallow of Vernon was on the roster.
Vernon softball players KC Miller and Nolan Wilson helped the Kootenays zone win the bronze medal.
Other games results by city include:
Kohen Pounder, Waylen Stowards, boys box lacrosse, fourth;
Alexis Luttmerding, Allyson McAvoy, girls softball, fourth;
Ila Isaac, girls high jump, sixth;
Mya Koleba, girls rugby, fifth;
Addison Bishop, girls volleyball, fifth;
Molly Caldwell, Elena Masyte, girls rowing, U19 W2 2,000m, fourth;
Jace Wasyliw, boys box lacrosse, fourth;
Avadawn Hawrys, Georgia Rands, girls softball, fourth;
Devan Lansdowne, girls javelin, 10th;
Micah Davyduke, boys baseball, fifth;
Ashley Yuson, girls 3-on-3 basketball (teammates from Salmon Arm, Kelowna and Kamloops), fifth;
Charlotte Routley, Sadie Scott, girls 3-on-3 basketball (teammates from Blind Bay, Salmon Arm, Kelowna), seventh;
Analiese Verburgh, girls artistic swimming, AG 16-17 figures, seventh;
Jordan Harrington, Kaleb Murray, Dariusz Szwed, Wylder Wigeland, Reid Williamson, boys baseball, fifth;
Cole Gartner, Aiden Wattie, boys box lacrosse, fourth;
Parker Munroe, Kaden O’Connor, rowing, U19 boys M2 2,000m, fourth;
Julia Russell, girls swimming, 25th, 200m individual medly;
Mollie English, Kianna Gardner, Devyn Hildebrand, Kaydence Kitzul, Lacey Saville and head coach Troy Lorenson, girls volleyball, fifth.