Athletes medal at Seniors Games

Williams Lake and area athletes brought home a hefty medal haul from the BC Seniors Games held in North Vancouver Aug. 25-29.

Williams Lake and area athletes brought home a hefty medal haul from the BC Seniors Games held in North Vancouver Aug. 25-29.

Competing as part of the North Central zone lakecity athletes combined for 11 medals, helping their zone finish seventh out of 13 teams.

Bruce Mack (hockey), Gib Scott (hockey), Barry Walsh (hockey), Barb Kika (pickleball), Frank Kika (pickleball), Doug Martineau (golf), Floris Martineau (golf), Jim Johnston (track and field), Marlene Johnston (track and field), Madge Struthers (floor curling), Greta Bowser (floor curling), Ellen Wiege (floor curling) and Lill Langstrom (floor curling) all competed.

In floor curling Struthers, Bowser, Wiege and Langstrom teamed up to win the bronze medal, while in hockey Mack, Scott and Walsh who, playing for the Prince George Rusty Nuts, skated to a fourth-place result.

Pickleballers Barb and Frank, meanwhile, finished eighth in the mixed doubles division.

Barb went on to team up with Kitimat’s Anita Tam to finish sixth.

Golfers Doug and Floris cleaned up in the men’s and women’s 80-plus divisions. Doug fired to a bronze medal in the low net division, while Floris picked up the silver medal.

In track and field Jim, all in the men’s 70-74 division, won a silver medal in long jump, a gold medal in triple jump, was fourth in javelin, won gold in pentathlon, took silver in pole vault and was fourth in weight pentathlon.

Marlene took silver in women’s 60-64 1,500 metres, bronze in discus, silver in shot put, bronze in the 5,000 metre and fourth in javelin.

The North Central zone claimed 30 gold medals, 32 silver medals and 15 bronze medals for a 77-medal total at the Games.

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