Double silver for McMeekin as Prince Rupert athletes return from BC Summer Games in Abbotsford

Jarred McMeekin’s double silver performance highlighted the Prince Rupert performances at the BC Summer Games.

Brittany Waite knocks down the ball as Suttira Johansen looks on in beach volleyball.

Brittany Waite knocks down the ball as Suttira Johansen looks on in beach volleyball.

Jarred McMeekin’s double silver performance highlighted the Prince Rupert performances at the BC Summer Games, held in late July in Abbotsford.

McMeekin took second-place in boys’ 100m breaststroke and 200m breaststroke at the games, and also grabbed eighth place in 400 IM, while his teammates from Zone 7 also had terrific showings.

Isaac Mastroianni grabbed 17th in boys’ 1500m freestyle, 20th in 400m freestyle and 21st in 400 IM, while Hannah Toye took her own top-30 finish with a 29th-placed finish in girls’ 400 IM and 37th in 400 freestyle.

In triathlon, Kobi Franes grabbed 19th in boys’ duathlon, 16th in aquathlon and 18th in F1 triathlon. Zach Dolan took 12th in boys’ aquathlon, 20th in duathlon and 21st in F1 triathlon.

The Zone 7 relay teams nabbed ninth in boys’ 4x50m free relay, 11th in boys’ 4x50m medley relay and 12th in girls’ 4x50m relay.

Three Rupertites showed very well in athletics also, with Eric Lees grabbing personal bests in long jump and 100m. He took fourth-place and 10th, respectively. Lees was in a podium position right up until the last two rounds of jumpers who beat his score in long jump (5.55m), pushing the Rupert athlete to fourth. Lees also competed in high jump, before hurting his knee and being forced to withdraw. He scored a 1.6m jump, which placed him in 12th. A mere 0.05m more gave competitors the fourth-placed rank in the contest.

Kohen Chan and Andrew Lowther both had personal bests as well. Chan grabbed ninth in 200m, narrowly missing a spot in the finals and took 12th in 100m. Lowther placed 11th in the 100m and 200m hurdles.

With Lees out, Chan and Lowther both raced in the 4x100m relay and they grabbed seventh for Zone 7.

“Coach Megan Reid, from Terrace, was very impressed with the boys over the five days,” said Rupert track head coach Dighton Haynes.

In the team events, Zone 7 finished in sixth in boys’ softball, seventh in boys’ and girls’ soccer, eighth in girls’ rugby and 15th in girls’ beach volleyball.

McMeekin’s two silvers provided Zone 7 with 40 per cent of its medal count, as the team took one gold, three silver and one bronze overall, coming in eighth place out of eight zones. Vancouver Island-Central Coast won the games with 175 medals.

 

Just Posted

BC Ferries has announced the welcoming back onboard of recreational travellers on June 15 after the provincial travel restrictions were lifted. (Courtesy of BC Ferries)
BC Ferries welcomes back recreational passengers

The ferries corp will relax mask-wearing in outdoor spaces

Nic Pirillo received $1,000 Youth WORK Apprenticeship Award presented to him by Erik Brooke and Catlin Chandler of Broadwater Industries, in front of the boat Pirillo built in his free time using newly acquired skills. (Photo: supplied)
Learning and earning with apprenticeship

Nic Pirillo graduated in 2020 and was awarded the Youth WORK Trades award

According to the BC Centre of Disease Control epidemiology mapping from May 30 to June 5, there was an increase of one case in the Prince Rupert area after a three-week stability of no new cases. (Image: supplied BC CDC)
Prince Rupert second dose vaccination clinic to run from June 14 to July 9

Volunteers needed for P.R. immunization clinic, recipients must register and cases back up to one

Capt. Portugal was getting into the festive spirit out working for the City of Prince Rupert and celebrating Seafest 2021, on June 12. During regular business hours Capt. Portugal is known as David Costa. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Searching out fun in the sun for Seafest 44

Families and friends can participate in weekend COVID-19 friendly activities

Seafest is underway with a sunfest theme from June 11 to 13 in Prince Rupert. Alex Hoogendorn vice president of Prince Rupert Special Events is creating sunny times making feature for the decorating contest with his son Caleb Hoogendorn on June 4. (K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Seafest 44 plans a sunfest June 11 to 13 in Prince Rupert

All events in festival are COVID-19 safe, social distancing and health protocols approved by N.H.A.

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
10 years ago: Where were you during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots?

Smashed-in storefronts, looting, garbage can fires and overturned cars some of the damage remembered today

(Black Press Media file)
Dirty money: Canadian currency the most germ-filled in the world, survey suggests

Canadian plastic currency was found to contain 209 bacterial cultures

(pixabay file shot)
B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail ‘unsafe,’ calls for changes

Review states a maximum of 22 hours for youth, aged 12 from to 17, to be placed in solitary

Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parents will need to fight ‘COVID learning slump’ over summer: B.C. literacy experts

Parents who play an active role in educating their children this summer can reverse the slump by nearly 80%, says Janet Mort

The border crossing on Highway 11 in Abbotsford heading south (file)
Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Trudeau has called Thursday meeting, premiers say they expect to leave that meeting with a plan

The B.C. government’s vaccine booking website is busy processing second-dose appointments, with more than 76 per cent of adults having received a first dose. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C.’s COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations stable for Tuesday

108 new confirmed cases, 139 in hospital, 39 in intensive care

A worker, at left, tends to a customer at a cosmetics shop amid the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Half of cosmetics sold in Canada, U.S. contain toxic chemicals: study

Researchers found that 56% of foundations and eye products contain high levels of fluorine

White Rock’s Marine Drive has been converted to one-way traffic to allow more patio space for waterfront restaurants. (Peace Arch News)
Province promotes permanent pub patios in B.C. post-pandemic plan

More than 2,000 temporary expansions from COVID-19 rules

Most Read