Sports Briefs: Derker soars to B.C. titles
Kurtis Walton of Kamloops took home the gold medal in the senior men’s (19-29) division at Sunday’s Yeah Bro! B.C. Cup downhill mountain bike race No. 3 at Sun Peaks. Nearly 250 riders took part in the races.
Walton was the fastest in his division, finishing in three minutes 54.39 seconds. He was a blink faster than the silver-medalist, Karl Heidt of Kamloops, who finished in 3:54.72.
Trevor Thew of Duncan was third in 3:55.39.
Chayse Marshall of Kamloops finished fourth in the elite men’s division, which ended with two riders tying for first.
Kirk McDowall of Anmore, Alta., and North Vancouver’s Jamie Biluk finished in 3:39.99 to take gold. The bronze medal went to Vancouver’s Daniel Sims, who finished in 3:40.95, with Marshall’s time 3:41.63.
Katherine Short of Halfmoon Bay won the women’s elite competition, her time of 4:19.90 well ahead of North Vancouver’s Kristen Smart, who took silver with a time of 4:26.22.
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Bryce Turner was the top Kamloops finisher at the Kelowna Midsummer 8k on Sunday.
The race was a part of the Interior Running Association’s Canadian Tire Interior Road Race Series.
Turner, in winning the men’s under-15 division and finishing 14th overall, did the eight-kilometre race in 32 minutes five seconds.
Misty Palm, who was second in the women’s 35-39 division, was Kamloops’ fastest female. Her time of 36:55 was 54th overall.
John Machuga of Kelowna won the race in 27:09, with Merritt’s Hans Aabye 33 seconds behind. Victoria’s Catrin Jones won the women’s race in 29:26.
The next series race — it’s the last of eight — will be the Peak to Beak 18k in Kelowna on Sept. 9.
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Jay’s Service and Outland Roofing ran to a 1-1 draw in a Kamloops Recreational Soccer League 30-plus game Sunday.
Wes Reusse had the goal for Jay’s, with Jon Collavini scoring for Outland.
Meanwhile, Kamcon scored a 3-0 victory over B.C. Rivers Consulting. Daniel Bissonnette and Todd Wiseman scored for Kamcon, which was aided by an own goal.
Meanwhile, Andre’s defeated Riverland Inn, 2-0. D.J. Khelouiati had a goal for Andre’s, as did Chad Watson.
In another Sunday game, Ernie Cupello, Jason Hwang and Reg Longmore scored for U District in a 3-1 victory over Mortgage Intelligence. Chris Hansen scored for the losing side.
Piva Financial recorded a 3-0 victory over Oops Cafe on Sunday. James Few, with two, and Rob Piva scored the goals.
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Braden Derker of the Kamloops Track and Field Club picked up two gold medals at the provincial championships on the weekend.
Derker, competing in the boys 16-17 division, led a Kamloops contingent that won 11 medals. Derker’s gold-medal performances came in the high jump, where he cleared 1.75 metres, and the pole vault, where he made 3.50m.
Kala Stone won the 1,500m in four minutes 40.76 seconds and was second in the 3,000m in 10:12.04.
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Emily Schmidt of the Kamloops Gymnastics Trampoline Centre took part in her first national level competition at the Canada Cup in Langley on the weekend.
Schmidt was fourth on double-mini and seventh on trampoline in the novice women’s 11-14 division.
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The Kamloops midget A2 Rattlers finished second at the provincial box lacrosse championship in Port Coquitlam on the weekend.
Kamloops lost 9-1 to Cowichan in the final. Kamloops’ Matt Hans won a Warrior Fair Play Award.