Athletes earn medals at B.C Games

Summerland athletes enjoyed strong performances at the B.C. Games in Nanaimo earlier this month.

Summerland athletes enjoyed strong performances at the B.C. Games in Nanaimo earlier this month.

The games brought 2,500 B.C. athletes together for competition in 19 sports.

Track and field athlete Hunter Dufty, triathlete Haley Barrisford and swimmer Myah Nackoney all took part in the provincial competitions.

Dufty finished with a third-place finish in shot put, a second-place finish in discus and a fifth-place finish in javelin.

“I was hoping I would do better in shot put,” she said.

In August, Dufty will compete in track and field at the national level.

“I’m hoping to get onto the podium there,” she added.

Haley Berrisford finished with two seventh-place finishes in triathlon and aquathon, a 10th-place finish in the girls’ super sprint triathlon and an 11th-place finish in duathlon.

“It was a really great experience,” she said following the competition.

Before going to the games, she had set a goal of finishing in the top half in her events. In one of the events, she also was the first out of the water.

Berrisford plans to continue her triathlon efforts and plans to do longer distances, including the Challenge Penticton competition in future years.

Myah Nackoney finished sixth in the 100 metre backstroke.

Nackoney could not be reached for comment by press time.