BIRDS HILL PROVINCIAL PARK -- Manitoba's female triathlon team has captured the province's first silver medal at the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

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BIRDS HILL PROVINCIAL PARK -- Manitoba's female triathlon team has captured the province's first silver medal at the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

The trio of Kyla Roy, Claire Healey and Caitlyn Roy finished second at Birds Hill Park, well behind B.C., but solidly ahead of the rest of the pack.

It's Manitoba's fourth medal of the Games and second of the day.

JUSTIN SAMANSKI-LANGILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Team Manitoba's women's triathlon relay team Kyla Roy, Caitlyn Roy and Claire Healey pose with their silver medals Thursday at Birds Hill Provincial Park.</p>

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Team Manitoba's women's triathlon relay team Kyla Roy, Caitlyn Roy and Claire Healey pose with their silver medals Thursday at Birds Hill Provincial Park.

Earlier in the day, Manitoba's female quadruple sculls team powered their way to the province's third bronze medal of the Games in Kenora.

Emma Gray, Abby Dent, Justine Gillert and Gabriella Yakemow finished the rowing event with a time of seven minutes, 6.49 seconds, behind gold-winning Ontario and B.C.

In the triathlon relay, each participant swam 250 metres, biked 6.6 kilometres and ended with a 1.6-kilometre run.

B.C. won gold and Ontario finished third to grab the bronze.

Peter Conway</p><p>Manitoba's female quadruple sculls team powered their way to the province's third bronze medal of the Games with a time of seven minutes, 6.49 seconds, behind gold-winning Ontario and B.C.</p>

Peter Conway

Manitoba's female quadruple sculls team powered their way to the province's third bronze medal of the Games with a time of seven minutes, 6.49 seconds, behind gold-winning Ontario and B.C.

Kyla Roy, who won a bronze medal In the female individual triathlon earlier in the week, started for Manitoba and was out of the water first and held the lead in the bike, but a strong run by B.C.'s Hannah Henry left the hosts in second.

Healey followed with three steady elements and gave Caitlyn a 30-second lead over Ontario as she began her swim.

She never faltered and her Manitoba teammates met her at the finish line and draped her with the provincial flag.

Meanwhile, at Birds Hill Park, Manitoba's male triathlon relay team of Adam Naylor, Quinn Desrochers and Raphael Armour-Lazzari raced to sixth place. B.C. finished first and Ontario took the silver.

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