Monday, 10 August 2015

August 10th Wrap Report & August 11th Preview

An excellent day for track and field:

  • First medal in the WCSG track and field in 5000m race walk by Brodie Smith
  • Katie, Kestrel and Alyshia all pb'd for,women's hammer throw
  • Malcolm , Kuduat and Caleb all pb'd in long jump
  • Shailyn, Katie and Alyshia all pb'd in discus
  • Kuduat and James pb'd in Javelin
  • Kieran pb'd in 3000 steeplechase by 20 seconds over his 2013 CSG time
  • Relay teams, Yukon firsts for 4x100 women  Sophie, Jen, Katie and Kestrel with a time of 56:72 pb
  • Relay Yukon men 4x100 men Jared,  Malcolm, Eric and Justin a time of 49:45 pb

Basketball - Men's
Yukon took the game against Nunavut this morning 83-21.  After leading NWT for most of the game yesterday, the Yukon men's made sure not to let their opportunity for a win slip away today.  Ryan Hindson led the way with a high shooting percentage, scoring 29.  Dave Mindanao was an enormous sparkplug off the bench with 14 points.  
Floor leader was Ian New.  He was everywhere, scoring 17 points.  Yukon had their best defensive game of the tournament and helped their cause by getting everyone involved in the offensive attack.  Nice win to ensure smiles on the ride home.

Basketball Women's
The girls faced a fellow territory in NWT early this morning.  They were focused and prepared and held firm for the first half.  All players on the team saw the floor and had their most competitive game of the tournament.  They played their hearts out and pressed the NWT until the final buzzer. The NWT was just too strong this summer.  

Beach Volleyball.
Today the Team lost to Manitoba 14-25 and 10-25. The goal was to take 15 points per set this game so they came close.

Tomorrow they are looking for the win against NWT! It will be the big game where Ben and Max are hoping everything comes together. Every game Ben and Max gained more experience and more importantly confidence. This was most evident in the way they handled the challenges of the top teams. Ben and Max have become less streaky in giving away points. Consistent play is a huge step in their progression to become better beach players.

The Canoe/Kayak team had an excellent 3 days of competition at the 2015 WCSG. Although no medals were won, multiple personal bests were achieved by both the male and female athletes. One of the highlights was Andrew and Pelly coming inches from winning their heat in the k2-200m while simultaneously smashing their personal best in that event. The team was also by far the youngest team, with 3 of the 4 team members being 3 or more years younger than the majority of their competitors. Julianne Girouard at the age of 11 raced against fields of mostly 19 year olds. If the kayak age groups stay the same, Julianne will be eligible to compete in the 2019 and 2023 WCSG! All in all it was a great 3 days for the team and they had amazing experiences and made memories that will last a life time!

Today saw exciting action with the Eliminator races.  These races were lots of fun to watch as riders circled the short track. Shea Hoffman finished 13/22, Ian Hansen finished 21/22 and Sara Burke-Forsyth finished 15/19.

Team competition: Jacob, Shayne and Brandon won a match, though they did not medal. The Judo team has finished competition now and will look to enjoy some cultural festivities.

The tennis team wrapped up 4 days of competition and finished with a few games won, sunburns, and some fun new friends.  No sets or matches won, but the level of play was very tough - the other teams all leave here and go straight to nationals! Our guys played really well, and all of the other coaches commented on that.  All 3 players will be the right age for Canada Games in Winnipeg in 2017, so this experience was invaluable preparation for that.  Thanks Fort Mac!!!