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3 qualify for B.C. Summer Games

Dawson Creek has qualified three of its athletes for the B.C. Summer Games after this weekend's Spruce Capital Track and Field Meet in Prince George.

Dawson Creek has qualified three of its athletes for the B.C. Summer Games after this weekend's Spruce Capital Track and Field Meet in Prince George.

Anton Wolf earned a ticket in the 1,500 race walk; Thomas Williams will be competing in the 1,200 middle distance run and thrower Ryan Greenberg has qualified in both the shotput and hammer.

Greenberg won the shot put for boys 14-15 years old with a toss of 10.99 metres and placed second in the hammer with a distance of 23.17 metres. He was third in high jump and javelin and sixth in long jump.

Wolf won the race walk and was third in the 300-metre run.

Williams placed second in the 1,200. He was third in the 200-metre dash and also in the 1,500-metre steeplechase. He was fourth and fifth in the high jump and javelin throw respectively.

The Spruce Capital was open to athletes of all ages, including Central Middle School and South Peace Secondary School students, adults and students from elementary schools. Ecole Frank Ross student Mikayla Capelle was a perfect six-for-six as she competed in half a dozen events and won gold in the 60-metre, and 100-metre dash, 60-metre hurdles, long jump, javelin throw and shot put.

She also took part in the relay as part of the high school team that picked up a bronze medal.Leighton Wolf took the hammer throw for 12-year-old boys, was second in the 800-metre race walk and seventh in the shot put.

Dawson Creek track coach Eric Wolf won the race walk and javelin throw in his division and was the runner-up in the 1,500-metre run.

Samantha Klassen was fourth in the 200 and 300-metre races for girls 14-15 years old, eighth in the 100 and 10th in the 80-metre hurdles.

Colton Rand's toss of 23.56 metres put him third in the hammer in the 16-17-year-old boys' division. He was fourth in the shot put and javelin and sixth in the discus.

Courtenay Watson was fifth in the long jump and seventh in the 80-metre hurdles and 100-metre dash.Danelle Gibson picked up a couple of bronze-place finishes in the hammer throw and the shot put in the 14-15-year-old-girls' division.

The B.C. Summer Games are for athletes in Grades 8 and 9 and take place July 22-25 in Langley.

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