Local riders have golden performances at Kawartha championship
By Darren Lum
Feb. 21, 2017
The Red Hawks snowboarding team took 24 riders to the annual Kawartha snowboarding championship on Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Sir Sam’s Ski and Ride in Eagle Lake. They captured two team golds, an individual gold, silver, bronze and a team bronze.
Individually, the Hawks’ Hunter Francis led the boys with a convincing win, beating second place rider Spencer Byles of Fenelon Falls Secondary School by close to three full seconds after two runs.
Dakota MacDonald finished second in the girls field, finishing with a combined time of 69.97 after two runs. Hawks teammate Sydney Churko, who finished with a time of 70.14, was third.
The girls team (Dakota MacDonald, Sydney Churko and Mia Quigley) finished first in the team competition while the boys finished first (Hunter Francis, Keagan Gilliam, Logan Roylance, Glenn Bagg and Abe Churko) and third (Lucas Haedicke, Jake O’Neill, Zak Shantz and Jack Merrifield) in the team competition.
The COSSA snowboarding championship is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. at Sir Sam’s. Note; event subject to change.
Results (top 10)
5th place Keagan Gilliam
6th Lucas Haedicke
7th Logan Roylance
8th Jake O’Neill
9th Glenn Bagg
10th Abe Churko
2nd Dakota MacDonald
3rd place Sydney Churko
5th place Mia Quigley
With files from Red Hawks coach Jessica Lloyd.