February 16, 2014 - 10:28 AM
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Canadian Eric Neilson was 13th on Saturday in the men's skeleton competition at the Sochi Games.
The 33-year-old Neilson, of Kelowna, finished with a four-run time of three minutes 48.77 seconds, 4.48 seconds behind gold medalist Alexander Tretiakov of Russia.
The six-foot-one, 192-pound Neilson was 12th following the first two runs Friday.
An assembly was held at Rutland Middle School before he left for Sochi as a show of support for the former student.
Neilson graduated from Rutland Middle in 1996 and from Rutland Secondary in 1999.
RMS teacher Melissa Harris with one of the hundreds of t-shirts her students designed to honour Eric Neilson.
(ADAM PROSKIW /InfoTel Multimedia)
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