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Photos: Mack Manietta, Harrisson brothers sweep U15 BC Cup in Fernie

Jackson Frew, Vaea Verbeeck win men's and women's pro divisions respectively

The youngsters were out in force last weekend during BC Cup action in Fernie. 

Mack Manietta (2:52.83) led a Sea to Sky podium sweep for U15 boys alongside second-placer Sebastien Harrisson (2:53.55) and his brother Xavier in third (2:55.00). 

At the other end of the spectrum, it was a gold medal for Jackson Frew amidst pro men (2:38.36). Johnathan Helly (2:42.88) found enough speed for silver, and bronze went to Max Halchuk (2:45.26). 

Vaea Verbeeck prevailed in the pro women's race (3:12.60) in front of runner-up Bailey Goldstone (3:12.61) and Ainhoa Ijurko who placed third (3:23.24).

Caileigh Koppang (3:09.92) and Cami Bragg (3:11.86) occupied the second and third steps of the girls age 15-16 podium respectively, though neither could quite catch Tayte Proulx-Royds (3:07.31). Bragg's father Kal was the fastest among men aged 45 to 54. 

It was a similar tale in the ladies' 17-18 division, as Whistlerite Megan Bedard (3:25.45) and Pembertonian Rebecca Beaton (3:29.31) took silver and bronze behind victor Natasha Miller (3:20.10). 

Wyatt Harrington's golden effort (2:45.83) put him a cut above fellow men's 17-18 expert riders Anthony Shelly (2:46.48) and Jacob Quist (2:48.38) in that order. 

Other champions include Cole Gautrey (boys' 15-16), Ryder Wilson (boys' expert 15-16), Ethan Eskelin (men's sport 17-18), Aiden Greanya (men's sport 19-34), Ruby Wells (girls U15), and Julie Colk (ladies' 35-44). 

Full results from Fernie are viewable here.