Delta athletes return with medal haul from BC Summer Games

Delta athletes made their mark last weekend at the BC Summer Games in Cowichan as they came home with medals in seven sports.

Led by the gold-medal baseball and softball teams, Delta athletes helped contribute to the 114 medals won by the Vancouver-Coastal team, which finished third overall in the standings.

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Vancouver Island-Central Coast was first with 145 medals followed by the Fraser Valley with 127.

The baseball team was led by a host of Delta players coached by Delta Tigers manager Cam Frick. The roster included: Jordan Bach, Ryan McCarthy, Tanton McNeill, Nate Rosser, Carter Spencer, Noah Thomas, Boston Warkentin and Will Wilson.

The softball team won gold due to no small part to Delta players Amy Hendrickson, Taylor Kelly, Camryn Milley, Hayley Reid, Sophie Schuuman Hess, Nicole Sparrow and Bianca Tomlinson.

In other team sports, the Vancouver-Coastal boys volleyball team won silver led by Delta players Sebastian Kler, Jonathan Saxon and Anton Knos.

The girls volleyball team followed suit also winning silver. Delta’s Zoe Arca was on the team.

On the pitch, the boys soccer team led by Delta’s James Proctor and Lucas Radstaak won the bronze medal.

Delta’s Jacob Bonikowsky, Madelyn Bonikowsky, Alex Lamyin and Harvir Panesar came away with a huge medal haul in track and field.

Jacob won silver with the 4x400m boys relay and silver in the 1,200m; Madelyn won gold in the 1,200m, silver in the 2,000m, bronze in the 1,500m steeplechase and bronze with the girls’ 4x400m relay team; Alex won silver with the 4x400m boys relay and Panesar won silver with the boys 4x100 relay team and bronze in the 200m.

On the water, Kenjiro MacMartin and Noah MacMartin were very strong in the canoe/kayak events.

Kenjiro won gold in the C-2 500m, gold in the C-2 2,000m, gold in the boys/girls C-4 500m, gold in the C-1 500m and gold in the C-1 2,000m while Noah won a bronze in the C-2 500m

In the rowing competition, Hana Anderson won silver in the W1X 1,000m; Elijah Brown won bronze in the M1X 1,000m; Ellie Gach won silver in the W2X 1,000m; Rachel Mehling won bronze in the W1X 1,000m; and Eve Morton won silver in the W2X 1,000m; Quinn Torok, Rachel, Hana and a Vancouver rower won silver in the mixed quad 4x500m and Hana won gold, Quinn silver, Ellie silver and Eve silver in the skills event.

The 2018 BC Summer Games brought together more than 2,300 athletes for four days of competition in 18 sports.

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