Valley athletes busy at Canada Summer Games

Mark Valliere shares men's golf lead after first round

 

 

Mark Valliere of Courtenay fired a first round 70 at the 2013 Canada Summer Games on Aug. 14 and shared the lead with Etienne Papineau of Bromont, Que at three-under par.

Valliere, a Team Canada Development Squad member, bagged seven birdies to help Team BC share top spot with Team Quebec at a combined four-under 142.

“I was solid around the greens and my putting was pretty good,” said Valliere. “A good way to start for Team BC.”

Valliere, who plays out of Crown Isle, has Crown Isle’s Robert Ratcliffe with him at the Sherbrooke, Que. Games as the latter is the Team BC coach.

The golf competition at the Games wraps up Aug. 17.

On Aug. 8, Chelsea Tancon of Comox helped Team BC secure the silver medal in women’s volleyball. B.C. lost a tough five-set championship final to Alberta; they won the first two sets (25-21, 25-13) only to drop the next three (25-13, 25-13, 15-9).

Cyclist Gillian Ellsay of Courtenay finished eighth in the Aug. 12 time trial and ninth in the Aug. 14 road race. The 16-year-old is scheduled to race the criterium on Aug. 17.

Cyclist Jordan Duncan was 27th in the Aug. 12 time trial and 23rd in the Aug. 14 road race. The 18-year-old from Comox is slated to race the  criterium on Aug. 17.

Cyclist Kia Van der Vliet finished 22nd in the time trail and 24th in the road race. She is also scheduled to race the criterium on Aug. 17.

In athletics, 22-year-old Special Olympian Jake Hooper has advanced to the 100m final (on  Aug. 15) after a second-place finish in his heat on Aug. 12. He placed sixth in his 200m heat on Aug. 13.

Tyler Kostiuk, 17, of Comox is in the men’s javelin final on Aug. 15. The 2013 B.C. high school champ is hoping to finish top three and beat the B.C. youth record for the 800g. javelin.

The Games run Aug. 2-17. Update results but can be found at www.jeuxducanada2013.ca and www.teambc.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Merville resident looking for help to name original settler families

Janice Isenor is hoping to figure out which families settled where in Merville 100 years ago

Cultural sharing for Comox Valley School District song unveiling

After nearly a year in the making, a special gift was presented… Continue reading

Best of World Community Film Fest screens Tuesday

The votes are in from the recent World Community Film Festival and… Continue reading

Union Bay Improvement District board apologizes to trustee; deadline remains for other demands

UBID board complies with one of the demands of a letter threatening legal action

Valley’s Women’s Memorial March honours those missing and murdered

On Thursday morning shortly before noon, around 60 people gathered to honour… Continue reading

VIDEO: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

No Center of Gravity festival in Kelowna this summer: organizers

COG organizers said the hope is to return to the Okanagan in 2020

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Most Read