Medals aplenty for Kelowna skaters at Okanagan event
The Kelowna Skating Club had a busy and successful weekend, as 31 local skaters participated at the 2013 Okanagan Interclub competition in Lake Country Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.
This translated into a total of 28 medals for the Kelowna team.
Leading the way was Kaiya MacLeod with three medal wins in as many events. The 11-year-old First Lutheran student captured the gold medal in Pre-Juvenile Women under 14 with a personal-best score of 28.12 points, and went on to win gold and bronze medals in Elements 3 and Bronze Creative events.
Also winning three medals was Kelowna’s Mikayla Consiglio, with a trio of silver medals earned from Pre-Juvenile Women under 11, Elements 3, and Preliminary Creative events.
Nine-year-old Daria Carr won gold in a very competitive group of Pre-Juvenile Women under 11, by way of a personal-best 32.25 points. She also won the silver in her group of the Preliminary Creative event.
Olivia Gran stuck gold of her own in the Juvenile Women under 11 and Elements 4 events, while club mate Malayna Lesko did likewise in Elements 1 and Preliminary Creative events.
Meanwhile, several other Kelowna skaters won medals in multiple events, including Vienna Harwood (gold and silver), Alexis Garost (gold and silver), Maya Rose (gold and bronze), Carter Hiob (gold and bronze), Mackenzie Nelmes (2 bronze), and Carson Consiglio (silver and bronze).
Next for the Kelowna Skating Club will be the Skate Canada Challenge event, held at Regina from Dec. 5 to 8. This event represents the National Championships for a pair of local skaters at the Pre-Novice level, while 5 other KSC skaters will be competing for qualifying spots to the Canadian Championships at the Novice and Junior levels.
Here are the full competition results:
STAR4 Girls grp 1: Vienna Harwood 1st; Emily Sales 2nd; Malayna Lesko 4th; Mackenzie Nelmes 5th
STAR5 Girls U10: Julia Crowther 1st
STAR5 Girls U13: Madeline Foley 4th
STAR5 Boys exhibition: Brock Keeler
Pre-Juvenile Women U11: Daria Carr 1st; Mikayla Consiglio 2nd; Maya Rose 3rd; Summer Peitsch 4th; Alexis Garost 5th; Alyssa Dobbs 6th
Pre-Juvenile Women U14: Kaiya MacLeod 1st; Makenna Jensen 2nd; Sally Haaheim 4th
Pre-Juvenile Men: Carter Hiob 1st; Carson Consiglio 2nd
Juvenile Men exhibition: Dreyton Nelmes
Elements 1 grp1: Malayna Lesko 1st; Vienna Harwood 2nd; Mackenzie Nelmes 3rd; Kiera Atkins 4th; Erika Garost 5th
Elements 2 grp 2: Madeline Foley 2nd
Elements 2 grp 2: Brock Keeler 4th; Makenna Jensen 6th
Elements 3 grp 1: Kaiya Macleod 1st; Mikayla Consiglio 2nd; Carter Hiob 3rd
Elements 3 grp 2: Maya Rose 1st; Alexis Garost 2nd; Carson Consiglio 3rd; Summer Peitsch 4th
Elements 4: Olivia Gran 1st; Dreyton Nelmes 3rd
Preliminary Creative grp 1: Malayna Lesko 1st; Mackenzie Nelmes 3rd; Kiera Atkins 4th; Aurora Schultz 5th; Erika Garost 6th
Preliminary Creative grp 2: Alexis Garost 1st; Daria Carr 2nd; Vienna Harwood 4th; Sierra MacLeod 5th
Bronze Creative grp 1: Mikayla Consiglio 2nd
Bronze Creative grp 3: Kaiya MacLeod 3rd