PCC athletes had a successful BC Track Championship last weekend in Victoria – over 40 podium finishes were recorded by nine athletes. Holly Simonson came away with seven medals – three gold, two silver and two bronze. Parker Swanstrom was the golden boy with six gold medals.
Coming off a successful win in the Keirin at the NW Track Championships the week before, Parker won the U17 titles in the Omnium, Kieran, Matched Sprint, Team Pursuit, Team Sprint and in the Youth Madison.
Amiel Flett-Brown also came away with six medals including three gold (Team Pursuit, Keirin and Omnium). Zoe Zaccio won five medals – gold in the Omnium and Individual Pursuit, silver in the Match Sprint and Bronze in the Keirin and 500m TT. The TT gave her second place in the BC Championships. Colin Fowlow won four medals (gold in the Team Sprint and Team Pursuit, silver in the Kilo and bronze in the Keirin). Brenna Pauly also achieved four medals – gold in the Team Pursuit, silver in the Team Sprint and Keirin, and bronze in the Omnium. Micaiah Besler came away with silver in the Omnium and Individual Pursuit and bronze in the Match Sprint and Team Sprint. Caleb Bender won the U19 Individual Pursuit and was first in the Team Pursuit and won silver in the Team Sprint. Chris MacLeod also won a gold and silver medal.
“There was great racing at the BC championships last weekend, I was happy with all of the athlete’s efforts and hard work,” said head coach Houshang Amiri. “The results are a clear indication of this. Now we will move towards a new level of performance goals.”