News briefs: Victoria Highlanders in U21 soccer finals, Gordon Head out; Kenyans go-go; rower Obee out of Olympics; Prospect Lake edged from women’s A-cup soccer finals

Rower Obee out of London Olympics; Kenyans go-go top two in TC 10-km; Prospect Lake edged from B.C.s

Rower Obee out of London Olympics

An Olympic future seems certain for up-and-coming Victoria rower Patricia Obee, though she might have to wait a little longer.

Last week, 20-year-old Obee lost in a head-to-head race against 37-year-old Tracy Cameron at Elk Lake. Cameron earned the second-spot in Canada’s lightweight double for the London Games, with Victoria’s Lindsay Jennerich (29) already selected for the boat.

Cameron and Jennerich won gold at the 2010 world rowing championships but Cameron was injured for last year’s worlds. That’s when Obee paired with Jennerich and won silver, helping to qualify the boat for London.

Highlanders in, Gordon Head out

The defending provincial soccer champs are seeking a back-to-back titles.

The Victoria Highlanders under-21 men’s team defeated Rino’s Vancouver 5-3 in the semifinal at Andy Livingstone Park in Vancouver on Sunday (April 29). Sam Prette, Tarnvir Bhandal, Bryan Taylor, Gareth Langdon and Jyotish Khanna scored for the Highlanders. The Highlanders will face the Port Moody Gunners, which downed Gordon Head 6-4, in the other semifinal.

Kenyans go-go top two in TC 10-km

Kip Kangogo (29:51) and Willy Kimosop (30:05) of Kenya finished first and second, respectively, at Sunday’s (April 29) TC 10-km in downtown Victoria.

Sidney’s Lucy Smith finished second among the women, 42 seconds back of winner Natasha Wodak-Fraser (Port Moody), 34:32.

Prospect Lake edged from B.C.s

Vancouver’s Columbus FC knocked Prospect Lake FC of Saanich out of the Provincial Senior Women’s A-Cup semifinals, 1-0 at Layritz Park on Sunday.

Later on Sunday, the Aldergrove Adrenaline defeated the Castaways FC in the B-Cup provincial semifinals just down the path from Layritz at PISE.

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