Chris Kent makes it to diving final
© Photo by Kenn Oliver/The Telegram
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Tyler Rowsell (left) goes up for the kill as partner Mike Morris (2) looks on during their opening match versus British Columbia Monday at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Que. After dropping the first set, the duo put up a valiant fight in the second, but came up short in a 2-0 loss. They regrouped in the afternoon for a 2-0 win over the Northwest Territories team. Both Rowsell and Morris are from Corner Brook.
By Kenn Oliver
The Telegram—Sherbrooke, Que.
Week 2 of the Canada Summer Games officially got underway on Monday with a number of Newfoundland and Labrador athletes in action.
The highlight of the day came when Chris Kent became the first provincial diver in more than a decade to advance to a Games final.
Kent, from Paradise, scored a 257.16 in the preliminary round of the 10-metre platform event being held at McGill University in Montreal, earning him a berth in the final. He went on to score a 227.40 and finished 12th.
In other diving results, Liam Maher was 17th, and brothers Quinn and Riley Crane were 23rd and 24th respectively. Molly Wilson, the team’s only female, placed 22nd.
The diving team made its way to Sherbrooke Monday night and will spend the next two days getting familiar with the facilities here and practising prior to the start of one- and three-metre events on Thursday.
The province’s teams both split their opening games at Atto Beaver Park in Sherbrooke. The boys team of Corner Brook’s Tyler Adam and Mike Morris, fell 2-0 (11-21, 18-21) to British Columbia, but rebounded in the afternoon with a straight sets win (21-17, 21-15) over the Northwest Territories.
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Female competitors Hanna Boone, from St. John’s, and Jill Byrne, of C.B.S., lost 2-0 (7-21, 10-21) to Ontario and managed a 2-1 win (21-18, 17-21, 15-12) over the Territories.
Both teams take on entries from New Brunswick today.
No Newfoundland cyclist managed to crack the top 20. Jordan Baird cleared the course in 28 minutes and 2.10 seconds, finishing 26th. Dylan Thomas was close behind in 36th in a time of 29:12.20, and Matthew Barry was 41st clocking a 31:32.54.
The boys are off Tuesday, with the road race event set for Wednesday.