New West athletes hit medal jackpot at Games

The regional boys field lacrosse team proudly collected their gold medals after a terrific run at the B.C. Summer Games two weeks ago in Duncan.

The team, which included New West’s Daunte Twamley, Nolan Rigazzi and Benjamin Soenen, and Burnaby’s Joshua Gabriele, Ian Gee, Ryan Nagy, Tayler Nellis and Marc Rippberger, returned home victorious as part of a healthy Zone 4 medal haul.

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The girls soccer team representing Zone 4 pushed it right to the final whistle, bringing home silver.

The squad, which included New West’s Monika Arcadi, Sophie Crowther and Emma Pollard, and Burnaby’s Madeleine Burkett, Isabella Chirico, Adriana Daeconceiao, Stephanie Lim and Chelsea Yang, were undefeated until falling 3-0 in the final.

New West’s Willow Beyea and Burnaby’s Makaila John were on-field sparks for the zone’s bronze-medal result in girls rugby.

The medal results continue to pour in for Burnaby and New West athletes from the canoe/kayak disciplines.

Scoring silver in the two-girl kayak 500 metres were New West’s Lauren Ko and Burnaby’s Shayla Thom. The duo of New West’s Sara Pollard and Ko joined two others to take bronze in open women’s C4 (canoe) 500m, while Pollard added two other bronze, in open mixed K4 (kayak 500m) and open mixed C4 (canoe 500m).

Harry Colhoun of Burnaby was in on two boys kayak bronze medal winners, in the 500m and 2000m open. The mixed four-person kayak 500m team, with Colhoun, Pollard and Thom, finished third.

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