Jeux du Canada Games 2013
Times-Herald Sports Staff
Mykel Kowaluk won two medals for Saskatchewan at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Que., on Tuesday.
The Saskatoon-based kayaker placed second in the male K-1 200 metres with a time of 40.03 seconds.
Kowaluk also helped the Saskatchewan team — which also included Simon Fense and Liam McKinnon, both of Regina, and Saskatoon’s Jarret Kenke — finish third in the male K-4 1,000m. The quartet posted a time of three minutes 17.64 seconds.
Saskatchewan earned two other medals on Tuesday — courtesy of Regina’s Lexy Vincent and Saskatoon’s Gabrielle Edwards.
Vincent finished third in the female K-1 1,000m with a time of 4:33.13.
Edwards won a bronze medal in the triathlon. She finished the race in 1:03.58.
Saskatchewan is sixth in the medal standings with 27 — four gold, 11 silver and 12 bronze.
Athletics (male): Carl Paulhaus (Moose Jaw) finished fifth in his 200m Special Olympics heat, one spot ahead of Lucas Faye (Regina).
Daniel Block (Dalmeny) placed first in his 800-metre heat, three spots ahead of Davis Guenther (Saskatoon). Nolan Machiskinic (Saskatoon) and Devin Serfas (Eston) were second in their respective shot put heats. Machiskinic also placed third in his discus heat, four spots ahead of Serfas. Braden Close (Kindersley) finished third in his 200m wheelchair heat. Ian McLellan (Holdfast) and Dustin Steininger (Regina) were fourth in their 110m hurdles heats. Preston Liebrecht (Yorkton) finished fourth in his 200m heat, two spots ahead of Alex Fedyk (Saskatoon). Saskatchewan placed fourth in its 4x400m relay heat.
Athletics (female): Jennifer Mann (Saskatoon) and Michelle Young (Saskatoon) were first in their 100m hurdles heats. Lindsay Kinnear (Lumsden) placed first in her 200m Special Olympics heat, five spots ahead of Stephanie Reitmeier (Lumsden). Erica Ladham (Saskatoon) and Merissa Margetts (Regina) placed third in their 200m heats. Saskatchewan placed fourth in its 4x400m relay heat. Elecktra Charles (Saskatoon) and Anneleise Davis (Craven) were fifth in their 800m heats. Breanna Rak (Saskatoon) placed sixth in the shot put, two spots ahead of Chantelle Labrecque (Regina).
Basketball (female): Regina’s Zayn Urbaniak-Dornstauder paced Saskatchewan with 17 points in its 70-47 victory over Nova Scotia.
Earlier on Tuesday, Moose Jaw’s Libby Epoch scored 12 points for Saskatchewan in its 80-56 win over P.E.I.
The team remains unbeaten so far at the Games.
Beach volleyball (male): Saskatchewan defeated Prince Edward Island 21-8, 21-14 and Nova Scotia 21-13, 22-20.
Beach volleyball (female): Saskatchewan beat P.E.I. 21-19, 21-11.
Canoe/kayak (male): Mykel Kowaluk (Saskatoon) finished second in the K-1 200m. Saskatchewan placed third in the K-4 1,000m. Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon) was fifth in the K-1 1,000m. Christopher Laplante (Regina) was sixth in the C-1 200m. Matthew Kowaluk (Saskatoon) placed seventh in the C-1 1,000m. Saskatchewan finished seventh in the IC-4 1,000m.
Canoe/kayak (female): Lexy Vincent (Regina) finished third in the K-1 1,000m. Vincent was also eighth in the K-1 200m.Gina Soparlo (Regina) finished fifth in the C-1 200m. Soparlo was also sixth in the C-1 1,000m.
Fencing (male): Philip Pitura (Regina) lost 15-11 in a sabre quarterfinal.
Fencing (female): Bdhanya Ramaswami (Saskatoon) lost 15-10 in an epee semifinal. Kirsten Van Marion (Asquith) lost 15-6 in an epee quarterfinal.
Rowing (male): Saskatchewan finished first in the lightweight four repechage. William Bingham (Regina) placed second in the single scull repechage.
Rowing (female): Saskatchewan was first in the pair repechage. Saskatchewan finished first in the eight with coxswain repechage. Saskatchewan was second in the quadruple sculls repechage. Saskatchewan finished second in the quadruple sculls repechage.
Soccer (male): Saskatchewan lost 2-0 to Newfoundland and Labrador.
Triathlon (male): Robert Bigsby (Saskatoon) finished fifth in the individual event, 16 spots ahead of Sean Hooper (Regina). Aidan Katz (Regina) was 25th.
Triathlon (female): Gabrielle Edwards (Saskatoon) placed third in the individual event, five spots ahead of Keisha Besler (Saskatoon). Anne Charles (Prince Albert) was ninth.