B.C. Games a medal bonanza for Royal City athletes

New Westminster’s Katelyn Stewart-Barnett, Ella Foster and Donovin MacCumber delivered the hardware last week at the B.C. Summer Games in Duncan.

Competing for Zone 4, the track and field trio combined for 11 medals, including five gold.

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Stewart-Barnett continued to build on a month that saw her capture four gold at the B.C. Track and Field Jamboree.

She won the Summer Game’s 2000-metre race with a time of 6:36.50, as well as the 1500m steeplechase, in a time of 5:01.98. She also finished third in the high jump.

Foster, like Stewart-Barnett a fellow Royal City Track and Field athlete, secured the top prize in the girls pole vault at the Games with a personal best height of 3.11m, beating her previous mark – set two weeks earlier at the Jamboree – by 31 centimetres. Foster also picked up a bronze in the triple jump with a leap of 10.72m.

MacCumber, meanwhile, was in fine form at the Games’ Special Olympics’ swimming competition.

MacCumber topped the 50m backstroke and butterfly events, collected silver in the 50- and 100m freestyle and 50m breaststroke.

Jacob Taylor was a double-medal winner in the boys 10-13 division, with silver in wakeboarding, as well as third overall in wakeskate.

Mark Zavorotny finished fourth in sailing.

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