Youngster sets Tin Man record

Grade 8 student Emily Clark ran the fastest time for a female in the 10 years of running the Tin Man triathlon at Pacific Christian School. June-2-2011

Grade 8 student Emily Clark ran the fastest time for a female in the 10 years of running the Tin Man triathlon at Pacific Christian School. June-2-2011

When graduating Pacific Christian School student Hayden McClure was interviewed about his chances to win the school’s Tin Man triathlon (300 metre swim, 10km bike, 3km run) last week, he guessed it wouldn’t be him at all, and that Cam Fennema would win.

Turns out McClure was right. Hopefully he’s picked the Canucks to win as well.

Fennema won the senior Tin Man race by just-under two minutes with a time of 33 minutes, 21 seconds — 35 seconds off the boys record. McClure finished in the top five.

But the big story, said teacher and coach John Stewart, was Grade 8 Emily Clark winning the junior triathlon.

“Clark came out of nowhere to set the best female time ever in the event,” Stewart said.

“I’m calling it now, she could be the next Kirsten Sweetland.”

Clark put forth a terrific swim time of 4:17 (300 metres) which led to her “jaw dropping” time of 36:14.

It beats the previous record of 36:53, set by Erin van Wiltenburg in 2005.

As a reference point, van Wiltenburg has since accomplished such feats as running 100 marathons in 100 days through Africa as well as a three week, 600 kilometre run across Vancouver Island last year.

Tin Man top finishers

Jr. Girls  Time   Grade1.  Emily Clark 36:14 82.  Kathryn Candell 39:43 93.  Cielene Wood     42:03 8

Jr. Boys1.  Matt Neufeld 38:19 92.  Jacob Frackson 40:03 93.  Luke Weaver 40:08 9

Sr. Girls1.  Amanda Volk 39:44 112.  Emily Candell 39:57 103.  Alexa Raper 41:21 12

Sr. Boys1.  Cam Fennema   33:21 102.  Calvin Attridge   35:12 113.  Peter Galbraith 35:37 10

* New female record


Just Posted

An old growth cedar stands in a cut-block within the Caycuse Valley. More than 100 prominent Canadians, have signed an open letter calling for the immediate protection of all remaining old-growth forests in B.C. (Submitted)
Brian Mulroney and Greta Thunberg among 100 celebrities pushing to save B.C. old growth

List includes Indigenous leaders, scientists, authors, Oscar winners

An eastern cottontail rabbit on the UVic campus. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Wild rabbits persist at the University of Victoria

Feral rabbits are still absent, but another non-native species has arrived on campus

COVID-19 exposures have been reported at Colquitz Middle School and Tillicum Elementary School, both on June 14. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Two Saanich schools report COVID-19 exposures

Exposures reported at Colquitz Middle School and Tillicum Elementary School

Sooke RCMP seized cocaine, ketamine, MDMA, prescription pills, $6,000 cash, a machete and pepper spray during a bust June 15. (Courtesy of Sooke RCMP)
Sooke RCMP seize drugs, machete, pepper spray

Man arrested near Evergreen Centre following drug deal

Staff will be reviewing public feedback from second-stage designs for cycling infrastructure in James Bay, part of the City of Victoria’s 32-kilometre network. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria sends James Bay bike lanes choice to next phase

Design modifications based on community input to be delivered to council this summer

People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vaccines, low COVID case counts increase Father’s Day hope, but risk is still there

Expert says people will have to do their own risk calculus before popping in on Papa

(Black Press Media file photo)
POLL: When was the last time you visited the mainland?

The films are again lighting the screens at local theatres, the wine… Continue reading

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website for more information.
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of June 15

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que. on Friday, February 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
U.S. border restrictions to remain in place until at least July 21

Safety minister says Canada, U.S. extending restrictions on non-essential international travel

The Co-op gas station at Whiskey Creek is burning after a camper van exploded while refueling just before 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
Exploding camper van torches Highway 4 gas station between Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni

Highway traffic blocked after Whiskey Creek gas station erupts into flames

Helen Austin performing with Trent Freeman at the 2018 Vancouver Island MusicFest. Austin is one of the many performers listed for the 2021 event.
Vancouver Island MusicFest goes virtual for 2021

Black Press to stream 25 hours of programming July 9-11

Himalayan Life helped finance the construction of Nepal’s Yangri Academic Centre and dormitories after a 2015 earthquake devastated the valley, killing more than 9,000 people. (Screen grab/Peter Schaeublin)
B.C. charity founder pledges to rebuild Nepalese school swept away by flash floods

Six years after an earthquake killed more than 9,000 people, Nepal faces another catastrophy

FILE – A science class at L.A. Matheson Secondary in Surrey, B.C. on March 12, 2021. (Lauren Collins/Surrey Now Leader)
Teachers’ union wants more COVID transmission data as B.C. prepares for back-to-school

BCTF says that details will be important as province works on plan for September

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry outlines B.C.’s COVID-19 restart plan, May 25, 2021, including larger gatherings and a possible easing of mandatory masks on July 1. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. records 120 new COVID-19 cases, second vaccines accelerating

Lower Pfizer deliveries for early July, Moderna shipments up

Most Read