Creston’s Andrew Armstrong competing in BC Summer Games

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Andrew Armstrong will compete in the BC Summer Games triathlon

Andrew Armstrong will compete in the BC Summer Games triathlon

When Andrew Armstrong participates in the BC Summer Games next week, he’ll be following in a family tradition — his mom, Carrie, played basketball in the Games as a teenager.

“My mom went when she was my age and really enjoyed it,” said the 13-year-old.

Armstrong will compete in the triathlon (swim-bike-run), duathlon (run-bike-run) and aquathlon (swim-run), events for which he’s well suited, having competed with his parents and brother in the Wasa Lake Triathlon since he was a child, although that’s far from the only activity he enjoys.

“I take part in most school sports,” he said. “I do soccer outside of school. And because I have a dog, I do a lot of running.”

He hasn’t done a lot of specific training for the Games, but between the running, swimming and other sports, he’s feeling ready. And he’s hoping to have a good time when he competes.

“I’m not expecting to get a medal or anything,” he said. “It’s just for the experience.”