Record number of KCKC paddlers qualify for Nationals

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Athletes from the Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club have qualified to compete in the Canoe Kayak Canada Sprint Championships, taking place August 23-28 in Shawinigan, Que.

Eleven athletes from the Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club have qualified to compete in the Canoe Kayak Canada Sprint Championships, taking place August 23-28 in Shawinigan, Que.

Abigail Donaldson, Quentin Neuls, Tate Solomonson, Liam Grover, Lucia Neuls, Matthew House, Harris Hunter, Douglas Hunter, Damian Hickey, Corbin Hickey and Mischa Grover recorded qualifying times over the weekend in Burnaby in an event of BC Cup.

Never before has the club had so many athletes qualify for national championships in a single year, according to a KCKC press release.

“As our club continues to grow, we have seen our results get stronger and stronger both at provincial and national level,” KCKC head coach Stanislav Marek said in the press release. “It’s just one achievement that has resulted in a lot of hard work from many people – athletes, coaches, parents and volunteers.”

Miyana Fenrich and Leilani Vanderydt also posted qualifying times for Nationals, but are not eligible to compete in the event, according to the press release.

Learn more about KCKC, headquartered in Shumway Lake, online at kamloopscanoeandkayakclub.ca or follow on Instagram.

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