Corey Cadeau,8, heads the ball in play against British Columbia Thursday afternoon in Sherbrooke, Quebec as Lucas Hill looks on. Len Wagg/Communications Nova Scotia
Paddler Emily Riddle picked up another medal as Day 11 of the Canada Games closed Thursday.
The Porters Lake woman, who attends Acadia, made it into the final with Nova Scotia’s women’s IC-4 team in the 200 metre event, finishing first in their heat with a time of 53.1.
Riddle’s team finished the final in second, good for the silver, with a time of 50.120, less than two seconds behind Team Ontario. This brought the Acadia student’s medal count to five at the games – two silver and three bronze.
Weston’s Ben Brown placed fifth in the 400 m wheelchair para male competition with a time of 58.53 seconds.
Greenwich resident Lindsay Griffin placed fifth in the 100 m Special Olympic male Final A with a time of 13.25, while his teammate, Tyler Carter-Smith, also of Greenwich, placed second in Final B, good for 10th overall, with a time of 13.98.
Hantsport’s Chelsea MacMurtery finished second in Final B of the 100 m Special Olympics female competition, good for 10th place in the standings, with a time of 16.14.
Jodi Langley with Team Alberta, who attends Acadia and trains with the Launchers Athletics Club in Port Williams, placed sixth today with a throw of 41.20 m in women’s discus.
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Team Nova Scotia’s men’s soccer team lost 1-0 in its game against British Columbia. Coldbrook residents Corey Cadeau and Cody Holland play for Nova Scotia.
Berwick golfer Liz Furniss fell to 21st place after hitting a 93 in day two of play in the female golf individual event. Furniss currently has a total of 179.
In women’s beach volleyball, Team British Columbia defeated Nova Scotia in two sets. New Minas resident Hillary Monette is playing on the women’s team. They’ll now go on to play Alberta in the placings round.
On the men’s side, Acadia student Kendal Steele is playing with the PEI beach volleyball team. Now out of medal contention, they lost 2-1 to Newfoundland Thursday.
Basketball action saw Nova Scotia’s women’s team, with Horton’s Lauren Jodrey, lost 86-33 to Team Ontario in quarter-final action. Jodrey was held pointless, but chipped in four rebounds.