Remi Drolet (left) was a double gold winner

Double gold winner

One third of the gold medals brought back from the B.C. Winter Games in Mission for the Kootenay Zone team were won by Remi Drolet.

One third of the gold medals brought back from the B.C. Winter Games in Mission for the Kootenay Zone team were won by one young Rosslander.

Remi Drolet was a double gold winner, taking home two medals in two days at the Games Feb. 21-23.

Competing in the individual start cross-country races in Whistler, Rossland’s Drolet won the midget boys individual sprint on Friday (01:00:70), and followed that with another triumph in the individual start (time not available).

In all there were eight Rossland athletes competing in the Games, representing Black Jack Ski Club and Red Mountain Racers, and they brought home four medals.

Michaela McLean finished seventh in individual sprint in the juvenile girls event (1:15.7), but came up just short of the medals in individual start with a fourth-place finish (0:19:27.4).

Bronwyn Moore finished 11th in both individual sprint juvenile girls (1:21.40) and in individual start (0:24:02.3).

The Red Mountain Racers sent five athletes to the B.C. Games held at Hemlock Valley Ski Area in the Fraser Valley.

Unfortunately, due to poor weather conditions, the boys were only able to run one of the three scheduled events while the girls were lucky to get in all three, said Christine Andison, president of the Red Mountain Racers Society.

In giant slalom, Kaysa Panke took home a silver medal with a time of 45.7, and then a bronze in slalom (1:15.79). Samantha Gaul finished 17th in giant slalom (48.83) and did not finish in slalom.

In ski cross event Gaul’s team brought home silver while Kaysa’s team came in fifth.

“Gavin Patterson skied well in the slalom event with a top 20 placing,” said Andison.

Patterson placed 19th in slalom (1:18.46), while Mattias Hofman finished 37th in slalom (1:38.04).

The three boys, Patterson, Orion Humpherys and Logan Merringer were unable to compete in the giant slalom and skicross events due to weather conditions creating unsafe racing conditions.

 

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