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Prince George athletes made medal haul at BC Summer Games

Host zone Cariboo-Northeast finished four-day competition with 33 medals, including 10 gold, 10 silver, 13 bronze

Triathlete Josiah Wilkinson of Prince George and Special Olympics track and field specialist Chad Harder of Quesnel better find some wall space in their respective homes.

They will need it to display all the hardware they won this past weekend at the BC Summer Games.

Competing for Cariboo-Northeast, the host Prince George zone, Wilkinson was a frequent flier to the medal podium at West Lake Provincial Park (Nadsilnich Lake), finishing with four medals in 16-17-year-old boys categories, including gold in the sprint triathlon, gold in the F1 triathlon, gold in aquathon and silver in the duathlon.

Just about everything Harder entered in the Special Olympics athletics events at Masich Place Stadium resulted in a medal.  He won gold in the boys long jump, silver in the 100 -metre, 200m, 400m runs and claimed bronze in the shotput. Matthew Hender of Quesnel also tracked down medals in Special Olympics long jump (silver) and long jump (bronze).

After four days of competition at the Games, which wrapped up Sunday, Cariboo-Northeast won 33 medals (10 gold, 10 silver, 10 bronze) and finished sixth in the eight-zone team medal standings.

In other Cariboo-Northeast medal results:

In canoe/kayaking at West Lake, Jessica Fowlie and Micah Gordon teamed up in girls C2 category to win gold, just ahead of their Prince George counterparts, Chloe Bialuski and Yujin Roh, who won silver. Fowlie also won silver in the 200m CI individual event;

In athletics, Kionae Roberts of Prince George won bronze in the 200m and 300m runs;

In artistic swimming at the Aquatic Centre, Kimberley Huggett of Prince George was a double-medalist – silver in 16-17 age group solo and bronze in figures, while Sienna Veeken (PG) won bronze in 16-17 solo and teamed up with Huggett to win bronze in duet;

At the triathlon venue at West Lake, Gabby Hoehn (PG) captured bronze in the 15-year-old girls duathlon, while Evan Holmes (PG) locked up bronze in the 15-year-old boys duathlon. Boroka Peter of Quesnel won bronze in the 16-17 girls F1 triathlon;

At Ness Lake, site of towed water sports venue, Jake Birkheim (PG) won gold in 10-13-year-old boys wakeboarding and also claimed silver in 1the wakesurf and wakeskate events. Linden Pinette of Williams Lake won gold in 10-13 boys trick and jump events and also won gold in the 14-17 boys trick competition. Lucas Pinette (WL) won the 14-17 boys jump event, while Ashtyn Callum (WL) took bronze in 10-13 girls jump;

At the equestrian venue at Exhibition Park, Chase Caron (PG) was the bronze medalist in the male-female Day 1 event;

In girls rugby at Rotary Field, Camern Aubichon (PG) and coach Jeremy Cundy (PG) helped Cariboo-Northeast win the bronze medal;

The Cariboo-Northeast boys (five-on-five) basketball team, sporting an all-Prince George lineup, went 2-1 in the preliminary round to finish second in their pool and advance to the medal round. They lost 78-56 to Fraser River in the semifinals and were denied a medal on Sunday, losing to Thompson-Okanagan (score unavailable on BC Games website). The Cariboo-Northeast team included Kabir Bhathal, Sam Cramer, Jinichi Cronje, Lucas Dresen, Daniel Dron, Wyatt Hill. M.J. Kim, Markus Sale, Jake Samis, Colby Van Camp and coach Nick Novak.

Vancouver Island-Central Coast won the team medal race with 133 medals (53 gold,41 silver, 39 bronze), followed by Vancouver Coastal with 111 (35 gold, 43 silver, 33 bronze) and third-place Fraser Valley with 105 (34 gold, 30 silver, 41 bronze). Thompson-Okanagan was fourth with 93 medals (29 gold, 39 silver, 27 bronze), Fraser River was fifth with 79 (26 gold, 25 silver, 28 bronze), Kootenays was seventh with 26 (11 gold, eight silver, seven bronze) and Northwest was eighth with 20 (eight gold, four silver, eight bronze).