Ice Lake biathlete Mackenzie Turner represents Ont. at Canada Winter Games

Team Ontario biathlete Mackenzie Turner races in the sprint 7.5 km competition at the 2015 World Winter Games in Prince George, BC last week.

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.