Parkland rowers pull ahead to semifinals

Grant Shapka, Edward Gawne head to semis with doubles performance

By Lorne Chan

Parkland rowers Grant Shapka and Edward Gawne made the semifinals in their double at the Canadian High School Rowing Championships in St. Catharines, Ont., last week. Shapka also made the semifinals in the singles as well.

The Parkland track and field team had a stellar performance at the B.C. provincial championships. Spencer Gaby captured the gold medal in the race walk in a dramatic close finish. Kim Neville-Rutherford captured the provincial silver medal in high jump. Kim’s sister Courtenay captured the silver medal in women’s hammer throw. Jennifer Lui won the bronze medal in the girl’s shotput. Ross Haskett finished fourth with a personal best in the javelin. Jacqueline Gaby finished in fifth place in the women’s race walk.

In basketball news, Maddie Geary, Kate Service and Kristy Gallagher were selected to play on the South Vancouver Island Basketball Association select team for this summer. The season will be highlighted with a nine-day tour to Washington and Oregon. On the boys side, Russell Bennett and Harrison Arhdeacon were selected for the junior Vikes program with the University of Victoria for the summer and will also be part of a tour in Las Vegas.

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