Langley's Django Lovett, who also attends the University of New Mexico on scholarship, won gold last week in the high jump at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Que.

Langley’s Lovett soars to gold at Games

High jumper wins gold at Canada Summer Games

The Canada Summer Games came to a close over the weekend with Langley athletes helping Team B.C. win another handful of medals.

The Games were held in Sherbrooke, Que.

Leading the way was high jumper Django Lovett, who captured the gold medal in his event. Lovett cleared 2.12m to finish atop the podium.

Three local basketball players — Jessie Brown, Tayla Jackson and Amy Sprangers — won silver after falling 61-41 in the gold medal game to Team Ontario.

And a silver was also won on the soccer pitch as Team B.C. fell 2-0 to the host side, Team Quebec.

The B.C. roster featured Graham Kasper and Joel Waterman.

And finally, Rob Gallaugher won bronze in the men’s long jump.

In the first week of the Games, Langley athletes had helped Team B.C. win gold in both softball and baseball, as well as bronze in men’s volleyball.

Altogether, Team B.C. finished in the top three in the overall medal count with a total of 122 medals: 47 gold, 36 silver and 39 bronze.

Team Ontario led the way with 213 medals while Team Quebec was second with 172.

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