Big White's Brooke Lukinuk won two medals last weekend at the Okanagan Zone alpine races at Apex.

Big White Racers medal at Apex

Kelowna skiers get seven podium finishes at Okanagan zone alpine races

Big White Racers brought home their share of hardware from the Okanagan Zone ski races last weekend at Apex Mountain.

Athletes from Big White, Apex, Silver Star, Revelstoke, Sun Peaks, Prince George and Hemlock race clubs competed in the U12, U14 and U16 divisions in two days of slalom racing.

Saturday saw overcast days with light snow, while Sunday was a perfect bluebird day making for some very competitive racing.

Medal results for Big White Racers were:

• U16 girls—Brooke Lukinuk won a gold and silver medal; Olivia Baldassare captured two silvers.

• U16 boys—Zane Torres, two bronze medals

• U12 boys—Adam Fricska , gold

The following are top-10 finishes by local skiers:

Rounding out the awards ceremonies with some Top 10 weekend finishes were;

• U16 girls— Baldassare and Lukinuk each with fourth place finishes; Gillian Callaghan, sixth and eighth.

• U16 boys—Zane Torres, fourth

• U14 girls—Hallie Jenkins, seventh and eighth; Jaxon Slaney, ninth.

• U14 boys—Anthony Kurkjian, ninth;  Zander Torres, ninth.

• U12 girls— Jenelle Giebelhaus, two fourth-place finishes and a seventh;   Jennifer Pilon, ninth; Zoe Torres, sixth and 10th; and Anna DeWynter, sixth.

• U12 boys—Adam Fricska, fifth

This weekend, the Big White Racers are at Red Mountain for the U16 provincial competition.

The next big event is this weekend Jan 15-18 at Red Mt with the U16 provincials races.  Hopefuls will have their eye on qualifying for the Canada Winter Games and Team B.C. in the alpine events.


Just Posted

Kelowna council puts controversial Capri-Landmark plan on hold

Councillors concerned about proposed plan to extend Sutherland Avenue

Two bands and dueling guitars come to rock in Kelowna

Secondhand Habit and Not Even Noon bring their passion under one roof for one night

UPDATE Downtown Kelowna winery evacuated due to gas leak

Kelowna Fire Department evacuating the Sandhill Winery on Richter Street Monday afternoon.

West Kelowna water park to close for the season

Summer is coming to an end and so is the water park fun

Motorbike crash on Highway 97 in Kelowna

A Cooper Mini and a motorbike collided at Highway 97 and Leckie on Monday

‘Fire tornado’ erupts as firefighters battle interior B.C. wildfire

Firefighters near Vanderhoof were taken by surprise

Abdelrazik torture lawsuit delay would be unconscionable: lawyer

The federal government is making a last-minute plea to delay the Federal Court hearing

Trudeau upset after meeting with Saskatchewan chiefs

Trudeau is upset about how time was managed in a recent meeting

Vernon police respond to accusation of delayed 911 action

Vernon RCMP are working with Westshore Estates residents following complaints of delayed 911 response.

B.C. tent city ‘devastated’ after flash flood

Maple Ridge mayor says that residents shouldn’t have to return to their flooded tents

Filipino-Canadians concerned about family after typhoon hits Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut has killed 66 people in the Philippines and four in China

Ottawa looks at having retired judge help guide renewed pipeline review process

The feds would only says that ‘multiple options were on the table’

Canada bans use of trans fats in food products

Trans fats are know to cause heart disease

Armstrong Metalfest gears up for year 11

Band submissions open until Nov. 1

Most Read