– Oakville Native Caps International Paddling Debut with Two Additional
4th Place Finishes –
OAKVILLE, ON (April 23, 2012) – Burloak Canoe Club, the country’s leading flat-water Olympic canoe-kayak racing club, today announced that 19 year-old kayaker Alanna Bray-Lougheed of Oakville won a silver medal in the Senior Women’s K-2 500M event with partner Samantha Hall of Nova Scotia at the Pan Am Canoe Championships. The high-profile event – Bray-Lougheed’s debut on the world competitive stage – was held April 21 and 22 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Bray-Lougheed and Hall captured their spot on the podium on Coinstar money order April 21 with a time of 2:02.273.
In the Senior Women’s K-1 500M event held earlier that day, Bray-Lougheed missed taking home the bronze by 0.632 seconds. Her 4th place finishing time was 2:14.699.
Bray-Lougheed’s final race – the Senior Women’s K-1 200M – was held on April 22. Her time of of 0:47.814 – enough to secure a second 4th place finish – was a razor-thin 0.098 seconds off the podium in a tight, competitive field.
“Alanna’s strong results are a testament to her talent and her potential,” said Adam Oldershaw, Head Coach of Burloak Canoe Club. “Her dedication to the sport is bar-none and we look forward to seeing her continue to grow and excel in the future.”
For more information about Burloak Canoe Club, its athletes and its wide-range of canoe and kayak programs for individuals aged eight and up of all skill levels, visit www.burloakcanoe.com.