Vanderhoof track stars take home firsts

The Nemethy family and friends took part in the 41 annual Labour Day Classic: Road Race in
Prince George taking home a plethora of wins.

Jesse Cole

Omineca Express




Vanderhoof’s first family of track and field, the Nemethy’s, are at it again, this time taking home a number of medals at the 41 annual Labour Day Classic in Prince George.

The Labour Day Classic. which took place on Aug. 31 has several categories of competition including a kids one kilometre “fun run”, a five kilometre run, a 14 kilometre wheelchair race and a 14 kilometre run and walk.

Competing in the race were Brian and Wanda Nemethy as well as their two children Alex and Simon Nemethy. Also competing was Sally Makin, of Vanderhoof.

Brian Nemethy competed in the 14 kilometre run and placed second overall and first place in his age group, with a time of 51 minutes and 50 seconds.

Wanda Nemethy also competed in the 14 kilometre race with a time of one hour, one minute and 43 seconds that placed her fourth in the women’s category and second in her age group.

Alex Nemethy took home the win in the five kilometre race finishing with a time of 16 minutes and 53 seconds while brother Simon Nemethy came in fourth place in the five kilometre race with a time of 18 minutes and 58 seconds.

Sally Makin placed second in her age group for the five kilometre race that she competed in.


The Prince George Labour Day Classic was sponsored by groups as diverse as Via Rail Canada, Timberline Footfitters and Boston Pizza.