It’s a big weekend for the Kamloops Track and Field Club.
Not only is the club getting ready to play host to its first meet of 2013, it also will be home to an Aboriginal
Team B.C. clinic on Friday. The clinic, at the Tournament Capital Centre, runs from 9 a.m., to 3 p.m., on Friday, and will be held under the guidance of KTFC coaches.
The clinic will run into the Van Ryswyk Invitational meet, which starts Friday at 5 p.m. It’s shaping up to be a big meet, with 271 athletes registered — some are as young as nine, with others into their 80s and 90s.
The meet is open to spectators at the TCC, and should showcase some top athletic talent from around Western Canada. The Trinity Western University track and field team has requested a 4X200-metre relay and a 300m event on Friday so it can prepare for the CIS championships. The first of those races will start at 5 p.m.
Also on Friday at 5 p.m., TWU’s pole vaulters will compete in an event that also will feature older competitors getting ready for national and international events.
Saturday’s events run from 9 a.m., until 3:30 p.m., while Sunday’s will kick off at 8:30 a.m., and end around 3 p.m.
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Kamloops will be home to a major water sports meet in August 2014.
The city has been named the host of the B.C. Summer Swimming Association’s provincial championships, which will run from Aug. 11-17, 2014. The competition features water polo, springboard diving, synchronized swimming and speed swimming, with all being held at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre.
According to a news release, as many as 1,500 athletes and 200 coaches are to be involved in the championships.
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Dallas Stachoski had three goals and two assists as the Jani King Stars thumped the Outlaws 9-2 in a midget recreational playoff hockey game Tuesday.
Kyle Patterson and Jesse Bingham-Hall each scored two goals in the victory, with Jordan Moore and Shaymus Stachoski also scoring. Robin Proust and Cole Feere split the goaltending for the Stars, and Lucas Kemp and Lucas Colgan each had two assists.
Justin Lemieux and Jordan Kealty scored for the Outlaws, who split the goaltending between Caelen Holling and Kaleb Priestlay.