WATCH: Global BC‘s Jay Janower talks about Team BC’s overall standings at Canada Winter Games so far
Day 6 brought a slew of medals for Team BC at Canada Winter Games in Prince George.
B.C. athletes reached the podium 10 times on Thursday, earning one gold, five silver and four bronze medals.
Gymnasts Aaron Mah and Shallon Olsen raked in five medals for Team BC.
In long track speed skating events based out of Fort St. John, Team BC’s women earned two silver and two bronze medals.
Prince George native Carolina Hiller took silver in the 1000-meter long track and in the mass start event. Sara Spence, Kamloops, was third in 1000 meters and mass start.
Hiller skated a personal best time in the 1000 meters, taking a full two seconds off her previous record.
She thanked the crowd for helping her surpass her personal best.
“I was a little surprised I skated so fast,” says Hiller. “My previous time was recorded in Calgary and that ice is faster. I was really shocked and really happy – it hasn’t really sunk in yet but the crowd and community and my teammates were so awesome cheering me on. My coaches really believed in me and that helped a lot.”
Langley’s Jessica Auton also took bronze in the women’s air pistol target shooting finals.