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World rowing champion named sport centre GM

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Jeff Powell has been introduced as the new general manager of the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba.

A two-time world rowing champion (2002 in Seville, Spain; 2003 in Milan, Italy), Powell has an extensive understanding of the needs of high-performance athletes. He also has the title of Olympian on his resumé. He competed at the 2004 Games in Athens.

Powell was also the national team coach for Rowing Canada for two years and coached the Canadian development crew to a victory over the German Olympic crew in 2012.

With a master of arts degree in economics, Powell had been recently employed by the Manitoba Department of Finance as a manager of economic and fiscal research.

Powell takes up his new position on May 20.


Salceda, Butterfield take honours


After turning in big performances for their schools, Sisler Spartans badminton champion Jan Salceda and Souris Sabres rugby scrum half Kaylee Butterfield are Manitoba's high school athletes of the week.

Salceda, a Grade 11 student, blazed his way to the divisional and provincial high school boys singles championship. It's the second year in a row he has won a provincial title, having claimed mixed doubles gold in 2013. He also competes in volleyball for Sisler.

Outside city limits, Butterfield shot out to a big start this rugby season, scoring 10 tries in three games to lead the Westman High School Rugby League in scoring. A Grade 10 student with a 90 per cent average, she also plays basketball.


Badminton player earns bronze


Though an injury forced him out of the tournament playoffs, Manitoba's best under-16 badminton player earned bronze at the Canadian junior nationals.

Felix Tessier, a former hockey player who now focuses on badminton, advanced to the semifinal round in the national U16 boys singles competition. He was forced to pull out of the semifinal against the eventual champion, Alberta's Kevin Lee, due to a back sprain.

Tessier's finish was the best showing of any Manitoban at the tournament. Mantiobans Andrew Harrison (U23), Kevin Barkman (U23), Dale Kinley (U23), Serena Lam (U19) and Paul Brown (U16) made it to the quarter-finals.

Track star piling up the records


Rising track star Victoria Tachinski smashed three Manitoban age-class records at the Long Beach Invitational Track Meet in California on the weekend.

Tachinski, who runs with Stride Ahead Track, won the 400-metre event with a time of 54:51, breaking the Manitoba women's midget, youth and junior outdoor records previously held by Carly Paracholski.

She adds those records to a pile of records she has set this year, including provincial indoor midget, youth and junior age-group category records in the 400m at the New Balance Nationals in New York, and new midget women's indoor records in the 200m and 300m at the Boeing Indoor Classic in Winnipeg earlier this year.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 8, 2014 D5

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