BMXers win at grand nationals

Allison Churko and Hunter McGill won main events at the American Bicycle Association’s BMX Canadian Grand Nationals at Chilliwack’s Exhibition Park Oct. 7-9.

Nanaimo BMX Association athletes reached the finish line of another season in style – with victories at grand nationals.

Two club members won national champions and several more earned top-three placings at the American Bicycle Association’s BMX Canadian Grand Nationals at Chilliwack’s Exhibition Park Oct. 7-9.

Allison Churko finished first in the eight-year-old girls’ division in both her main events, and Hunter McGill took first in the 16-year-old expert division in his second main event.

Results include:

9-10 mixed open – Jonathan Nantais, second, second.

11-12 open – Lukas Ferguson, second, third.

Eight-year-old girls – Allison Churko, first, first.

16-year-old girls – Michelle Berti, third, second.

11-year-old cruiser – Ayden Houle, third, third.

56-50 cruiser – Greg McGill, second, second.

16-year-old expert – Hunter McGill, first; Mitchell Vipond, third, third.

Seven-year-old novice – Sadie Smith, third.

Nine-year-old intermediate – Jonathan Nantais, second.

19-27 expert – Brandon Little, second.