Veteran hurdler is ready for Alberta Summer Games

Okotoks: More than 40 local athletes will represent Zone 2-Big Country

By: By Ian Tennant

  |  Posted: Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014 12:58 pm

Liv Price
Liv Price
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At the age of 16 Liv Price is already a veteran of the Alberta Summer Games.

Price will be among more than 40 athletes from Okotoks representing Zone 2 at the 2014 Games to be held in Airdrie on July 24-27.

“I’m nervous, I guess,” says Price. “I try to stay calm.”

As a veteran, Price remembers the experience of competing in the 2012 Games at Lethbridge. “It’s cool.”

Price finished third in the 800m hurdles and fourth in the 200m hurdles at the Lethbridge event.

In Airdrie, Price will be competing in the 300m hurdles and the 400m and 800m races.

Price says she is “training a lot” while also setting goals for herself. “I write them down,” said the shy but cheerful Foothills Composite student.

One goal is to post a time under 46 seconds in the 300m hurdles, which is rapidly becoming her favourite event

“I like hurdles the best, that’s what I like to do,” says Price. “I like the technique, I guess.”

The Airdrie Games will be a family affair for Liv Price. Her father John Price is coaching the football team and her brother Payton Price, 14, will be a member of that team.

Sorted by sport are more local competitors representing Zone 2-Big Country at the 2014 Alberta Summer Games:

Rugby: Malcolm Boone, Cian Booth, Spencer Buck, Wyatt Hansen, Kaden Mior, McKinlay Roberts, and Wyatt Samek.

Soccer: Hunter Boriskewich, Jack Groothius, Olivia Kranjcec, Oliver Marsh, Andrew Tuttle, Lucy Mundy, and Holland Stiel.

Cycling-BMX: Matteo Bregliano (13-14 male), Ryan Mysek (12 male), Willow Pointen (11-12 female), and Kieran Slapman (13-14 male).

Football: Evan Bruynzeel, Ajay Chattha, Jong Hyun Oh, Payton Price and Benjamin Tighe.

Basketball: Payton Burbank, Joshua Derochie, Madison Politeski, Matt Scharien, and Chloe Skrilec.

Swimming: Megan Deering, Emilia Hester-man, Kaitlyn Bouchard, Kaitlyn Lumby, Michael McMahon, Alycia Weber, and Chyanne Simpson.

Baseball: Daniel Donnelly and Kye Seitz.

Lacrosse: Keian L’Heureux, Ethan Landy-more, Carson McKenzie, and Jake Ruigrok.

Triathlon: Chloe Meppem (14-15 female), and Pedro Pardo (14-15 male).

Go to www.2014airdrie for more information.


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