FLEET-FOOTED RUNNER Franciso Machado collected five medals at the BC Seniors Games.

Francisco Machado races to Games medals

Comox Valley runner collects five medals at BC Seniors Games

It seems the only time Francisco Machado stopped running at the 2013 BC Seniors Games was to ascend the medal podium.

The Comox Valley competitor, representing Vancouver Island North Zone 2, earned medals in five of the six events he entered at the Games, held Aug. 20-24 in Kamloops.

“I entered  four individual races, 64 to 65 age category, and two relays which were open for all age categories,” Machado said.

He won silver in the 800m with a time of 3:02 seconds, bronze in 400m in 1:08.32, bronze in 200m in 0:30.46, silver in the 4x100m relay and silver in the medley relay (600/200/400.800).

Zone 2 finished fourth at the Games, collecting 246 medals (121 gold, 71 silver, 54 bronze). Zone 3 Fraser Valley finished first with Zone 8 South Central second and Zone 4 Lower Mainland third.


Complete results are at bcseniorsgames.org.



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