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Local athletes brought home 11 medals for Zone 7 of the North West region.
Speed skater, Sarah Leach from Fort St. James took a silver in the 400 metre girls and a silver in the 1500 metre girls final division races.
Speed skater, also from Fort St. James, 12-year-old Emily Sulyma took home a silver in the 400 metre girls final race.
Speed skater from Vanderhoof, Alison Desmerais snagged three medals including the silver in final standing and a bronze in both final A 1500 metre and girls 3000 metre point races.
Speed skater also from Vanderhoof, Sarah McBride of Vanderhoof fought her way to two bronze medals in both the 1500 metre final B event and 400 metre final C.
In Biathlon, Burns Lake’s Emily Dickson shone bringing home three gold medals for sprint, individual and super sprint races.
Also in Biathlon, Smither’s Angus Tweedie took three gold medals in Biathlon.
Karate events saw girls from Kitimat bring home bronze thanks to team Kumite members, Eve Mitchell, Kaitlin Mitchell and Katherine Ocsovai.
Karate team Kata from Kitimat also took a bronze via members Paul Silvestre, Tanya Hickman, Eve Mitchell, Kaitlin Mitchel, Lydsay Silvestre and Katherine Ocsovai.