PRINCE GEORGE, BC––Ice Lake biathlete Mackenzie Turner represented Ontario at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George British Columbia last week. Although the sixteen-year-old didn’t bring home any medals, the Islander competed well as an ‘under age’ against girls in the youth division (17 to 18-year-olds) and proudly represented Team Ontario.
“They went okay, not really as well as I planned,” Mackenzie told The Expositor Monday of her races. “I competed in the 12.5 km individual, 7.5 km sprint and 10 km pursuit. My first race I wiped out on the course and my shooting at first wasn’t the greatest, but then I picked it up. My second race went better but still not the best and only hitting 6/10 targets. However, my last race was the best as I shot okay and placed 24th.”
“They were an experience of a lifetime,” Mackenzie said of the Winter Games. “I met new people, made new friends, visited a part of the country I haven’t been before and it was also very nice to see what the level of competition I will be competing against soon.”
Mackenzie will be racing in Chelsea, Quebec this weekend before flying out to Canmore, Alberta for a training camp and then on to Hinton, Alberta for the Biathlon Nationals from March 8-15.