SPORTS IN BRIEF: Saanich jumper second in Canada; Jr. ‘Rocks face nation’s best in round two; Highlanders reserve women at Super 20 Final Four in Tampa Bay

SPORTS IN BRIEF: Saanich jumper second in Canada; Jr. 'Rocks face nation's best in round two; Highlanders reserve women at Super 20 Final Four in Tampa Bay

Jumper second in Canada

Saanich high jumper Holly Parent is in the final stretch of a great season.

Last weekend, Parent won gold at the provincial championships with a 1.75 metre jump.

Earlier this summer, the Reynolds secondary school grad represented B.C. at the Canadian Senior National competition in Calgary, placing second with a jump of 1.81 metres.

That result met the 1.80m standard and qualified Parent for a spot on the Canadian National Team going to Shenzhen, China, for the FISU World University Games, Aug. 9 to 23. This fall she enters her third year of NCAA competiton with Washington State University.

Parent will also compete at the Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops, beginning Aug. 5.

Jr. ’Rocks ready for Ads

The post-season just got hotter for the Victoria junior Shamrocks.

As expected, the ’Rocks will draw the defending national Jr. A champion Coquitlam Adanacs for the second round of the B.C. Junior Lacrosse League playoffs.

Game one goes Saturday, 5 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena.

The best-of-five series continues July 24 and 30 in Coquitlam and returns to Colwood, 5 p.m. on July 31, if necessary.The Shamrocks eliminated the Nanaimo Timbermen in the first round.

Highlander going U20 finals

While the first season has been a struggle for the premier Victoria Highlanders with just one win in W-League games, the organization’s youth movement is faring much better.

The Highlanders U20 reserve team is in Tampa Bay this weekend for the United Soccer League’s Super 20 North American Championships.

Also in their first season, the reserve women won all five games in the Super 20’s fledgling Northwest division. The final four includes Triangle FC (N.C.), Reading United (Penn.) and the Toronto Lynx.

Shamrocks to host Burnaby

The Victoria Shamrocks host the visiting Burnaby Lakers, 7:45 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena tonight (July 22).

Victoria is second in the Western Lacrosse Association with eight wins in 15 games. Burnaby is fifth (6-8-1).

 

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