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Skate Park launches fun day By Jim Bailey

Track and Field

Strong showing for local athletes Young track stars shine at Haley

Times Sports Editor

The Society for Friends of the Trail Skate Park (SFTSP) took the initiative and teamed up with Kootenay Skate Board Series for a fun day of skating and coaching at the Trail Memorial Centre’s Cominco Arena on Saturday. Over 100 people from ages four to 50 took their skateboards, scooters, and roller skates to the impromptu skate park in support of potentially a more permanent one in Greater Trail. “Only $212, 804 to go,” said Scott Daniels, chair of the SFTSP in an email. “For a $550,000 park, we are well on our way to seeing a skate park for youth in Trail because of the generosity of the community-minded businesses and individuals in the Greater Trail area.” The free event brought all ages and levels to together for riding, coaching, a game of skate, and prizes, while enjoying music performed by local band Roy Has Fire, and complimentary pizza from Panago. “It’s just to gain awareness of the skate park, and give the youth a place to come and play,” said Liz Johnston, coordinator of the Columbia Youth Community Development Centre

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By Jim Bailey

Times Sports Editor

Greater Trail athletes had stellar performances at the 13th annual Royal Canadian Legion West Kootenay Track and Field Meet on Saturday at Haley Park. Trail Track and Field coach and organizer Dan Horan was pleased with this year’s turnout that drew 140 participants. “That’s larger than any that we’ve had in quite a few years, actually that’s probably the largest,” said Horan. While strong winds delayed early events, the weather didn’t hamper the meet too badly, and Horan and the rest of the volunteers were able to complete over 100 events for another successful meet. Jim Bailey photo How Greater Trail Hudson den Biesen gets some major air time on this trick at the Friends athletes performed: of Trail Skate Park Society and Kootenay Skate Board Series event at the In the girls Track Cominco Arena on Saturday. and Field, 13-year-old (YCDC). “They’re their fundraising goal is expected to raise Trail Track and Field really itching to ride of $275,000. the other half of the Club athlete Elizabeth and play together. It’s “We just want to money required. Mayer swept almost been a great mixture show that we’re still The 8,000-square- every event on the track of groups, there’s here and we want the foot recreational facil- and on the field takyounger kids, there’s skate park to happen,” ity would be open to ing first place in the some here on their said Johnston. skateboarders, roller 100, 300, and 800 metre roller blades . . . it’s In June 2012, Trail skaters, in-line skat- runs, as well as tying just fun to get them council committed to ers, scooter riders and for first in the high altogether.” funding one half of the BMX bike riders. jump with a leap of 1.33 The proposed Skate estimated $550,000 The planned site for metres before winning Park has had to clear cost for the proposed the project is across the long jump and shot many hurdles over the skate park. from the Colombo put. Rossland’s Elyse years, but the Trail Before construc- Lodge in the Gulch. Vickers came second in skate park committee tion on the project For more informa- the 100-m sprint, and remains focused and moves forward, the tion, visit www.skate- Anna Farias took gold intent on achieving SkatePark committee trail.com in the discus, and came

Cunningham’s Providence Bruins onto Round 2 By Times Staff Warfield native Craig Cunningham and the seventh-seed Providence Bruins advanced to the second round of the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup Playoffs after defeating the Springfield Falcons in the final game of their bestof-five quarter-final series. Cunningham scored a goal and added

an assist in Game 4 to tie the series in a 6-3 Bruins’ victory over the secondseeded Falcons. In a wild Game 5 on Saturday, the P-Bruins came back from a 3-1 deficit in the first period to skate to a 6-3 victory to win the Eastern Conference quarter-final series. The Bruins now take on the sixth seed Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins in

a best-of-seven series starting on Friday in Scranton. The 23-year-old Cunningham posted the best numbers of his Bruin career in 2014, scoring 25 goals and adding 22 assists for 47 points while playing in 75 games for the AHL club, and suiting up for two matches for the NHL Boston Bruins.

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second in the shot put. In the nine-yearold girls category Rhys Drezdoff also cleaned up with gold in all her events, while 10-yearold Sadie Joyce from Glenmerry took first place in the 60 and 100-m dash, and a gold in the high jump. Rossland’s Jendaya Shields also had a great day taking home the first-place ribbon in the long jump, shot put, and 60-m hurdles, second in the 100m, and third place in the 60-m dash. Maya Amantea also excelled with second place finishes in the 600-m run, long jump and shot put, and a bronze in the 60-m hurdles. In one of the most competitive categories, 11-year-old Megan Caron from Glenmerry Elementary raced to first in the 60- and 100 m dash, and in the long jump, while Ava Farias of the Trail Track Club took home gold in the 60m hurdles, and a record breaking run in the 600-m event, while claiming silver in the 60 and 100-m dash, and long jump. Trail Track Club’s Taylor Servatius won gold in the high jump, and placed second in the 60 m hurdles, while

Sydney Spence won second in the 60-m hurdles, and third in the high jump. In the 12-year-old girls division, Sage Stefani of Rossland took gold in the long jump and discus, and raced to silver in the 100 and 300-m sprints, 80-m hurdles, and high jump. Her Golden City counterpart, Allison Plamondon, also performed well, with gold in the high jump, second in the long jump and bronze in the 100 and 300-m sprints, and 80-m hurdles. Also in one of the most demanding events, September Stefani won bronze in the girls 14-15 Outdoor Pentathlon. In the boys nineyear-old category Calvin Morrison was the one to beat as the Trail Track Club athlete won gold in the 60, 100, and 600-m runs, high jump, long jump, and shot put, while Ryan Hartleb captured silver in the 60 and 100-m dashes, and long jump and bronze in the shot put. Cristobal Ruiz of Rossland took home second place in the shot put and third in the long jump and 60-m run. See TRACKING, Page 12

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May 07, 2014 edition of the Trail Daily Times