Ben Brown, with two silvers, and Sarah Mitton, with a gold, led the medal rush as Nova Scotia captured seven medals at the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg on Aug. 3.
Liverpool’s Mitton threw her way to a victory in shot put, Nova Scotia’s first gold at the Games. Mitton’s 15.61-metre heave beat second place B.C. by 54 centimetres. The University of Windsor student was all smiles during the medal ceremony, raising her hands in celebration.
Taylor Elaine Stutely of Lower Sackville was 10th.
Also at University of Manitoba Stadium, Brown raced to silver in the men’s 400-metres wheelchair in 56.33 seconds and, barely three hours later, another in the 1,500 metres in 3:42.79, just two seconds behind the winner from Ontario. His wheels slipped on the start and Brown had to make up ground, including leading the race for a while. He said it was his best race of the day.
Dillon MacMillan, Halifax, was eighth in the 400m and 12th in the 1,500m.
Donald Peters, Dartmouth, and Joy MacLachlan, Halifax, earned bronze in their 100-metre Special Olympic sprint.
Josh Lunda was a close fourth in men’s 100-metre spring and the men’s 4x100 relay team took fourth in a strong effort. The women’s team was fifth.
After one day and four events of heptathalon, Bridget Deveau of Fall River was sixth in the point standings while Lauren Ann Quann of Pictou was 11th.
Other results are: Timothy Longley, Kentville (5th, 1500m), Will Russell, Halifax (12th, 1500m), Shannay Beals, Dartmouth, (6th, 100m), Heather Beaton, Stellarton, (7th, 400m), Mike van der Poel, Brookfield, (8th, 400m), Jake Temple, Pictou, (7th, javelin), Joshua Bell, LaHave, (8th, javelin), Kaelan Schmidt, Sutherlands River, (10th, high jump), Logan Coulet, Westville, (11th, high jump), Shaylynn Tell, Halifax (14th, 1500m), Gabrielle Fraser, Advocate Harbour (8th, triple jump), Hayley Wilson, Whycogomagh (16th, triple jump), Noah James, Windsor (3rd, 400H B), Ben Conrad, Bridgewater (5th, 400H B), Megan Graham, Trenton (8th, 400H),
Mackenzie Myatt, Musquodoboit Harbour, rode to an exciting silver in women’s mountain bike sprint. She had a good start and kept close to the leader through the Bison Butte course. The silver is the second in as many weeks for the Musquodoboit Harbour rider — she captured the same medal at the national cross-country under-23 championships in Alberta. She now heads to the under-23 World Cup to see if the medal streak continues.
Maura Whitman, Herring Cove, finished fifth in a semifinal.
Nova Scotia women won bronze in soccer, blanking Alberta 1–0 off the foot of Syd Kennedy of Fall River. Kennedy’s goal in the 44th minute was all Nova Scotia needed. Their coach, Cindy Tye of Bedford, won a silver medal at the Canada Games 24 years ago as a player.
In beach volleyball, the men advance to the gold medal game against B.C. Kobe Shannon, and Christian Fricke, both of Halifax, beat Ontario 21–16, 21–23, 15–13. Game time is 6:30 p.m.
Tori Haworth, Waverley, and Micaela Sabean, Bridgewater, fell to Ontario 21–19–21–13 in their semifinal and play for bronze against B.C. at 2 p.m.
In softball, Quebec held Nova Scotia to five hits in a 9–3 playoff win. Alex Anthony, Shubenacadie, took the loss.
In rowing finals at Kenora, Ont., Nova Scotia’s men’s pair of Marshall Taylor, Halifax, and Liam Marcil, just missed a medal in fourth, Carolyn Culen, and Kathryn Campbell, both of Halifax, were fifth in the women’s pairs rowing A final, women’s and men’s quadruple skulls were both sixth, and Taylor was also second in the men’s single sculls B final. Nova Scotia is in four more A finals Friday.
In sailing after Day 4, Lauren Sullivan, Halifax, sits in second place in single-handed radial laser while Spencer Dalzell, Bedford, is fourth in the points standings for singe-handed laser.
Siobhan MacDonald, Mabou, is in third place in the standings in para 2.4-metre mix.
In double-handed 29er, the men and the women are in fifth in the standings.
Friday is the final day of racing and the top 3 in each points standings gets a medal.
In diving, Dani Higgins, Dartmouth, finished 23th in women’s preliminary 10-metre platform. Nick Marshall, Stillwater Lake, finished 15th and Ryan Burke, Halifax, was 23rd in men’s preliminary 10-metre platform.
In men’s baseball, Nova Scotia edged P.E.I. 6–5 in extra innings. Dyton Blackett of Canning singled in the winning run in the 8th. Samuel Legere, halifax, was 2–2 with a double. Jake MacKinnon, Mineville, went 2–3 with an RBI. Reviever Rory White, Fall River, took the win, with three innings of one-hit ball.
In basketball, Lizzy Iseyemi, Dartmouth, led the way with 18 points as the women beat B.C. 66–56. Savannah Provo, Lake Echo, added 11 for the winners. Provo and Iseyemi grabbed seven rebounds each.
The men lost 103–70. Jaxon Smith of Halifax netted 15 points while Jasha’jaun Downey, North Preston, and Caleb Johnson, Cole Harbour, added 13 each.
(all times Central, add 2 hours for Nova Scotia time)
Beach Volleyball: Kobe Shannon, and Christian Fricke take on B.C. for gold at 6:30 p.m. Tori Haworth, Waverley, and Micaela Sabean, Bridgewater, play for bronze against B.C. at 2 p.m.
Rowing: Kathryn Campbell, Halifax, in women’s single sculls. Team Nova Scotia in women’s and men’s double sculls and women’s lightweight double sculls and women’s fours.
Sailing: Day 5 competition starts at 11 a.m. Medal ceremonies follow racing.
Athletics: Ben Brown goes for his third medal at 2 p.m. Competition goes from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.