Albertans solid at Brazil event

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil — Innisfail competitors turned in solid performances for the Canadian white water kayak and canoe team at the Pan-American Championships.

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil — Innisfail competitors turned in solid performances for the Canadian white water kayak and canoe team at the Pan-American Championships.

Jessica Groeneveld finished second to Brazil’s Ana Satilia in the women’s K1 event while Tom and Dan Purcell were third behind two U.S. teams in the C2 division.

Meanwhile, Dan Ford of Edmonton won the K1 title, securing an Olympic quota for Canada at the Summer Olympics in London, England.

Canada won the overall nations cup.