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New Westminster making news in track and field and lacrosse

Grace Fetherstonhaugh ran the fastest midget time in B.C. this season, following a gold medal in the 14/15 girls’ 2,000 metres at the recent B.C. Athletics championships jamboree in Nanaimo.

Fetherstonhaugh won the middle distance race in a time of 6:35.75. The Royal City Track and Field athlete also earned a bronze medal at 1,200m.

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Jenevieve Patry-Smith won a silver medal in midget girls’ javelin with a throw of 30.23 metres.

Lauren Vanee took bronze in the 16/17 girls’ javelin with a 36.87m toss. Other Royal City bronze medalists were Taylor Morrison in the 1,500m racewalk, Finnley Cookson in the pole vault and Jack Foster in the triple jump.

Sr. B Caps in tough with Pioneers

The Royal City Capitals fell behind 2-1 to the Ladner Pioneers in their best-of-five West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association playoff semifinal.

The Capitals lost 8-5 in Ladner on Monday after tying the series10-6 the night before at Queen’s Park Arena.

Peyton Lupul was the offensive star for the Caps, garnering a six-point night, including a pair of back-to-back goals in the second period. Neil Tyacke got the win in goal with a .833 save percentage.

Ladner opened the series with a 12-9 win despite a four-goal outing by lefthander Mark Negrin.

New West to Junior B final

New Westminster moved into the West Coast junior B Lacrosse League finals with Coquitlam.

The regular season runner-up swept the best-of-three semifinal with Ridge Meadows, downing the Burrards 17-8 on Monday. Coquitlam advanced to the junior B final after getting by Delta in straight games.

Elite Academy runner wins sprints

Frances Klimo won the junior boys’ 100, 200 and 400 metre races at the provincial track and field jamboree in Nanaimo.

The Elite academy runner will represent B.C. at the upcoming Western Canada Games. Shea Jopson-Stier took a silver medal in the junior boys’ steeplechase.

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