Local athletes show well at B.C. Winter Games

In the badminton portion of the Games, representing Fort St. John were Jesse Plamondon and Esther Li. The two did relatively well with Plamondon finishing 11th in boys singles, and Li taking fifth in girls singles.

In biathlon, in the junior boys individual event, Caribou-Northeast athletes Ryan Elden and Tristan Langan took first and second place. In the junior girls individual race, Anni Kurta of Caribou-Northeast finished in first. In the senior boys races, Bobby Kreitz finished third, and Mark Hartley took fifth. Claire Lapointe and Kyra Teetzen took second and third respectively in the senior girls individual race.

On the ice Emma Bajestani finished in 16th for the Caribou-Northeast region in the juvenile girls figure skating event. In the pre-novice ladies event Kirstyn Beech, and Dawn Henley finished in 16th and 17th respectively. Justim Hampole took first place in the pre-novice men’s competition.

Staying on the ice, in speed skating Renee Kalkman and Eryn Stickel of Fort St. John finished third and fourth respectively in the girls under 14, 400 metre race. Kalkman and Stickel were second and eighth in the 200 metre pursuit, first and fifth in the 1,500 metre, and seventh and eighth in the 3,000 metre. Kaden Hagen was 15th in the 400 metre, 17th in the 200 metre pursuit, and 17th in the 3,000 metre race. Colton Johnson took fourth in the 3,000 metre mixed relay.

In karate, Alyssa Waddell placed in the semi, while Natalie Shearsmith, and Taranjot Jainpuri also took part in the competition.

All of the above results were taken from the BC games website. If someone you know that took part in games is missing, send an email to sports@moosefm.ca

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