Kajaks athletes back from BC Summer Games 2022 with more than great results in tow

July 21-24, 2022

Masich Stadium, Prince George, B.C.


After four years, over 2200 athletes gathered in Prince George and competed at their best in their respective sport.


"Having athletes from every corner of BC gather again in Prince George is a dream come true for competitors, coaches, volunteers, and organizers. This is an exciting opportunity for our province's top young athletes to demonstrate their hard work and determination." said Melanie Mark, Hli Haykwhl Wii Xsgaak, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport.



The BC Summer Games was no less then spectacular, with a full house Opening Ceremony event at the CN Centre.

Opening ceremony video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/KIKokhFWdvw


Seven Kajaks athletes competed in Athletics as part of the Zone 5 Team above (and one for Zone 3).



RESULTS



Lawrence Man

Hammer Throw 56.20m 1st




Nicholas Burrows

Long Jump 4.56m 18th

100m 12.60 17th




Sofia Varma-Vitug

*received the BC Athletics Leadership Bursary Award for achievement in athletics, academics, leadership, and volunteer activities. This is one of two awards per zone.

100m 13.47 13th

200m 28.33 12th

Triple Jump 10.71m 1st

4x100m Relay 51:43 4th

4x400 Mixed relay 4:31.41 2nd








Natalie Franke

Shot Put 11.80m 3rd

Discus 23.09m 7th

Javelin 18.28m 12th




Claire Chiang

200m 30.27 23rd

300m 46.44 9th






Besty Ye

Long Jump 4.28m 8th

Triple Jump 9.37m 2nd



Ruby Kump

1200m 4:22.26 21st

2000m 7:50.11 11th



Chase Longley (Zone 3)

Hammer Throw 43.91m 3rd

Discus 39.48m 2nd

Shot Put 10.27m 6th



Results:

http://results.pgtrackandfield.ca/

Photos: https://flickr.com/photos/bcgames

Look under Athletics album, as well as Photostream (as some Athletics photos are there).

Kajaks athletes photos from flickr

https://www.kajaks.ca/photo-albums



Videos that were livestreamed for both days of Athletics can be viewed on:

*note: that videos were mainly on the track events

Day 1 https://youtu.be/7y5i_aE6hjs

Day 2 https://youtu.be/LW8wm6OUQ5E


For corrections, to submit photos - please email donateto@kajaks.ca




Other Kajaks athletes

Merina Lau competed in Triathlon and came in second.


Katherine Kennedy competed in 3x3 Basketball and came in second.






"It is that feeling of instant community. It’s the smiles, the high fives, and winning and trying - the personal successes and the celebration that goes with it. It's spirit and it lives here in Prince George at the BC Summer Games. Congratulations athletes on your successes. We hope you've made friendships and memories that will last you a lifetime."

- BC Games Society