Central Alberta athletes win five medals in second week of Canada Winter Games

Central Alberta athletes snared five medals in the second and final week of the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C. Winning silver medals were Taylor Laing of Red Deer in synchronized swimming, and Jeremy Klessens of Red Deer County and Dominic Schiemann of James River Bridge in male hockey. Kalena Soehn of Red Deer earned a bronze medal in individual female trampoline and Mark Armstrong of Red Deer was a bronze medalist in the male category.

Central Alberta athletes snared five medals in the second and final week of the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C.

Winning silver medals were Taylor Laing of Red Deer in synchronized swimming, and Jeremy Klessens of Red Deer County and Dominic Schiemann of James River Bridge in male hockey. Kalena Soehn of Red Deer earned a bronze medal in individual female trampoline and Mark Armstrong of Red Deer was a bronze medalist in the male category.

Laing was 32nd in the female figures preliminaries with 68.134 points, placed second in the team preliminaries with 74.122 and won silver as a member of the Alberta contingent in the team final with 74.056 points.

Klessens and Schiemann were with the Alberta team that fell 3-1 to Ontario in the male hockey gold-medal game, and Soehn won bronze in the female trampoline with 33,900 points. She was fourth in team trampoline and placed second in flight 2 of the preliminaries.

Armstrong, meanwhile, was fourth in preliminaries with 62,800 points before nailing down his bronze medal.

Taylor Davies of Red Deer was 15th in the girls snowboard slopestyle event with a time of 1:20.47 and was then eliminated during the quarter-finals.

In cross-country skiing, Anna Zimmerman of Sylvan Lake was 28th in classic female sprint qualifications with a time of 4:37.00, sixth in the 1.4 km class sprint, 27th in the 10km free mass start with a clocking of 31:27.50 and 28th in the final standings.

Zimmerman also placed 23rd in the 7.5 classic interval start event with a time of 26:38.20, and 23rd overall.

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