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Podium finish for Armstrong at Diamond League meet

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Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops placed third in shot put at the Aviva London Grand Prix, a Diamond League event held in England on Saturday, July 14. He threw 20.46 metres. Reese Hoffa of the U.S. won with a 21.34metre toss, while Tomasz Majewski of Poland won silver, throwing 21.28 metres. After five of seven Diamond League events, Armstrong holds second spot in the overall standings with 10 points. Hoffa leads with 12 points.

Keenan at worlds Adam Keenan of the Kamloops Track and Field Club did not qualify for the men’s hammer throw final at the

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silver in the 16- and 17-year-old girls’ 3,000metre and Daniel Elke placed second in the 18and 19-year-old men’s 110-metre hurdles. Madison Allen won bronze in the 15-year-old girls’ discus and Breanna Derker placed third in the 18- and 19-year-old women’s hammer throw. Cassia Joseph placed seventh in the 14-yearold girls’ high jump; Riley Kouwenhoven was eighth in the 16- and 17-year-old boys’ 3,000 metre and 25th in the 1,500 metre; and Kirra Racine finished 12th in the 16- and 17-year-old girls’ 1,500-metre and 14th in the 800 metre. Elke was seventh in the 18- and 19-year-old men’s 100-metre and Fitzgerald was ninth in the 14-year-old girls’ 1,200-metre.

Provincial success The Kamloops Track and Field Club’s athletes brought home 11 medals from the B.C. Track and Field Championships, which wrapped up on Sunday, July 15, in Coquitlam. Winning gold medals at the meet were Spencer Allen, in the 18- and 19-year-old men’s pole vault, Braden Derker, in the 16- and 17-year-old boys’ high jump and pole vault, Ryan Jensen, in the 20- to 29-year-old men’s hammer throw, Kala Stone, in the 16and 17-year-old girls’ 1,500-metre, Alex Smith, in the 14- and 15-yearold girls’ pole vault, and Kendall Fitzgerald, in the 14-year-old girls’ 1,200-metre. Stone also won a

World Junior Track and Field Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Keenan threw 66.56 metres in a qualifying round on Friday, July 13, good enough for 15th place in Group B. The top-six throwers from groups A and B advanced to the final. Ashraf Amgad Elseify of Qatar earned a landslide victory in the final on Saturday, July 14. He set a new junior world record with an 85.57-metre throw. The second-place finisher was Bence Pasztor of Hungary. He threw 76.74 metres.

Kilt-wearing Kamloops resident Robin Wright gives his all in shot-put action at the Kamloops Highland Games, held on a sunny Saturday, July 14, at Albert McGowan Park. Log on to kamloopsthisweek.com for more photos. Allen Douglas/KTW

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Connor Kozak of the Kamloops RiverDogs sends this SOMBA Tigers’ offering skyward as catcher Cole Depner looks on. Kamloops beat SOMBA twice on Sunday, July 15. The RiverDogs close the regular season on the road this weekend. George Wycherley/KTW

RiverDogs take it to SOMBA Tigers — again The Kamloops RiverDogs have fed on the South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association (SOMBA) Tigers of late. Kamloops rattled off two wins — 10-3 and 14-3 — over SOMBA

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