Wilson takes bronze at Manitoba Summer Games
Central Plains athletes representing Team Central kept busy on the first day of the Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games in Swan River.
Portage la Prairie swimmer Daniel Wilson has had an impressive day in the pool, winning bronze in the 100m junior male individual medley with a time of 1:18.82. Wilson was also fourth in the 50m freestyle with a time of 30.98.
In preliminaries, Wilson won his heat in the 100m junior male individual medley with a time of 1:19.20. Wilson was second in his 50m freestyle heat with a 29.57 time.
Meanwhile, Portage's Riley Thiessen also competed in the junior male category. Thiessen made one B final, finishing fourth in the 50m breaststroke with a time of 45.70. In preliminaries, Thiessen was third in his heat in all three of his events, posting a 33.21 in the 50m freestyle, a 47.47 in the 50m breaststroke and a 1:30.23 in the 100m individual medley.
St. Claude's Brianagh Brownell also represented the region in the water, but didn't make any finals. In the youth female division, Brownell was second in her heat the 50m breaststroke with a 58.64, while she was third in both the 50m freestyle with a 43.81 and the 100m backstroke with a 2:37.50.
The boys' soccer team with Portage's Connor Green, Daylen Green and Seth Bryson, as well as MacGregor's Tyler Martens, Clayton Murray, Nathan Martens, Jason Wiebe and Alex Friesen was in action against Parkland, winning the game 2-0. Wiebe and Daylen Green had the tallied for Central, who will face Norman at 11 a.m. and then Team Winnipeg Gold at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the girls' soccer team with Shailyn Boschman, Jordyn Wiebe, Jordyn Ham and Rilee Hrehirchuk of MacGregor and Morgan Parynuik of Portage fell 3-0 to Team Winnipeg Blue. The club will face Eastman at 10 a.m. and Winnipeg Gold at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Elie sailor Darienne Schneider was sixth out of six after the first day of the pram female event. Competition will continue Tuesday.
Lastly, the under-16 basketball team featuring Shae Miller and Kwene Appah fell 85-47 to Team Interlake. Miller had one point in the game. The team will be in action twice on Tuesday, facing Team Norman at 9 a.m. and Team Winnipeg Gold at 4 p.m.