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Sports shorts: Vikes represent Canada at NACAC track meet; Brent MacMahon swims triple at Vancouver Triathlon; Vic golfers lead Jr. boys championship qualifying; Ko golfs to 11th at Women’s amateur championship

UVic Vikes runner Rachel Francois won bronze in the 800-metre for Canada at the under-23 NACAC track meet

Vikes rookie shines on at NACAC track championships

UVic Vikes runners Rachel Francois (St. Albert, Alta.) and Thomas Riva (Qualicum) competed in the 800-metre for Canada at the under-23 North American, Central American and Caribbean track championships in Guanajuato, Mexico, over the weekend (July 6 to 8).

Francois, a first-year Vike, won bronze with a time of two minutes, 6.77 seconds. Riva, a second-year student, was fifth among the men with a time of 1:52.84.

Triathlete swims Subaru triple

Victoria’s Brent McMahon swam the swim portion of the Subaru Vancouver Triathlon three different times at Jericho Beach on Sunday.

The London-bound triathlete was on three different relay teams, for the sprint, Olympic and Half Iron distances, and was first out of the water each time. He and Olympian Paula Findlay used the triathlon as an Olympic tune-up. Findlay, a five-time world champ, was the top woman in the sprint distance.

Vic golfers lead boys’ qualifying

Uplands Golf Course member Jack Lilly tied for the lead in Sunday’s qualifying round for the Junior Boys’ Championship at the Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club in Roberts Creek.

The tournament began on Tuesday.

Lilly tied Stuart Macdonald of Vancouver with a one-under-par, 71. Seventeen other players claimed the remaining spots in the field by shooting 81 or better during the qualifier, including Victoria golfers Sean Hay, Michael Griffin and Jake Hamilton.

Ko shoots 11th at B.C. golf title

Naomi Ko was the top Victoria golfer at the B.C. Women’s Amateur Title in Christina Lake, 11th overall.

Ko shot 77-73-72-73-295, for seven-over par, 21 strokes back of the winner, Christine Wong of Richmond.

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