Local athletes shine at Summer Games

Four Campbell River athletes helped Team B.C. win a tenth straight Western Canada Summer Games trophy Aug. 5-14.

Four Campbell River athletes helped Team B.C. win a tenth straight Western Canada Summer Games trophy Aug. 5-14.

Wrestlers Ashley Osachuk and Mike Herman, swimmer Taylor Padington and track and field star Stephanie Trenholm all took home several medals.

Osachuk, competing in the 60 kg division, won bronze in the Team Competition and gold in the individual match, defeating the bronze medal winner at Canadian Nationals, Victoria Kent from Saskatchewan, in a hard fought Gold Medal match two rounds to one. Herman, in the 46 kg division, won gold in the team competition and gold in the Individual Division. He won all his matches by pins and did not have a point scored against him in any of his matches.

Padington won six medals, three individual and three team. Two gold medals and one silver came from Team B.C.’s women’s relay teams. The gold medals came in the 4×100 metre free and a second silver in the 4x100m free. She also captured two individual silvers, one in the 200m free and the other in the 400m free. She claimed a bronze in the 100m free.

Trenholm, a runner with UVic, captured a gold in the 1500m and the bronze in the 800m.