Team South West wrapped up the Saskatchewan Summer Games in Meadow Lake with great results, finishing third overall in the flag and medal standings. The final tally was 13 gold, 26 silver and 32 bronze medals and 112 flag points.
In the final events on Saturday, 11 more medals were won.
In athletics, Moose Jaw’s Austin Avery won the silver medal in the 400-metre race. Avery added a bronze medal in the 4x100m relay with Seth Kowalski, Julien Michaud and Levi Paul. In boys triple jump, Paul won a bronze medal.
In equestrian, Moose Jaw’s Ashley Chase and Mortlach’s Lexi Hicks won gold in the team barrel racing co-ed event. In the team jumping co-ed event, Team South West brought home another gold medal with Moose Jaw’s Chantal Fernell, Ashley Mokry and Ashley Jarton. In the team reining co-ed event, Mortlach’s Sydnee Smith, Scout Lake’s Christina Franks and Avonlea’s Jordan Jorstad won a silver medal.
Team South West boys soccer won a bronze medal after defeating Prairie Central 4-3 on Saturday. Moose Jaw’s Meko Cridland and Burke Anderson scored, as did Swift Current’s Jayden Haubrich and Tobi Ojo for the win.
In the female individual recurve archery competition, Swift Current’s Rachelle Peterson won a bronze medal, as did Riley Johnson of Swift Current in the male individual recurve event. Chaplin’s Nadia Maritz won a silver medal in the female individual compound event. In the female team event, Maritz and Peterson claimed a bronze medal. Swift Current’s Johnson and Chayton Pawluk-Anderson finished in fourth place in the team male event.
The girls softball team finished in seventh place after an 8-0 los to Team Lakeland.
Team South West girls volleyball team finished in fifth place after a 2-1 loss to Team South East. The boys volleyball team placed sixth overall after a 2-0 loss to Team Rivers.
In the triathlon event, Moose Jaw’s Adam Bugera, Callie Kay-Macmillan and Emma Schaeffer finished sixth in the individual sport 12/13 mix.
Team South West improved on their flag points from 2008, finishing with 112 this year and 91 in the last Games. Team Saskatoon won the flag title with 135.50 points and Team Regina was closely behind with 135 points.
Team Regina came home with 113 medals and Team South East finished with 71 and Team South West with 71 overall.