Sports in brief: Rebels improve despite losing; Vic runner wins Squamish 50; Saanich officers medal at Police & Fire Games

A third straight loss has the Westshore Rebels (0-3) off to its worst start to the B.C. junior Football Conference season in years.

A third straight loss has the Westshore Rebels (0-3) off to its worst start to the B.C. junior Football Conference season in years.

The Okanagan Sun (3-0) defeated the Rebels 37-26, a much better defensive effort by the Rebels than the 69 points surrendered in Langley one week earlier.

Rebels quarterback Hunter Lake connected with receiver Eric Eggleston for two touchdown passes and Manuel Juma and Sean Shepherd each rushed for one touchdown.

The Rebels host the Langley Rams (3-0), 2 p.m. Saturday at Westhills Stadium.

Vic runner wins Squamish 50

Victoria-based ultra marathoner Adam Campbell, one of the best in the world, won the Squamish 50-mile on Saturday. The popular race has three events, 50-kilometre and 23-km, and acends 3,500 metres. It’s just two years old and is widely known for its picturesque views and landscape.

Campbell was the top finisher in the 50-mile event in a time of seven hours and 37 minutes, just three minutes ahead of Squamish’s Jason Loutit.

Victoria’s Catrin Jones, winner of the 2010 Victoria marathon, won the Squamish women’s 50-km category in a time of 5:51:52.

Officers at Police and Fire Games

Saanich Police officers Const. Heather Hunter and Const. Matt Morin won medals at the World Police & Fire games in Belfast.

Hunter earned silver in the indoor rowing event with a personal best time. Morin also earned silver, competing in Greco-Roman style wrestling, as well as a bronze medal in freestyle wrestling.

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