ICE LAKE—With her outstanding results in races so far this season, you could definitely say Mackenzie Turner is well prepared to take part in next week’s Canadian National Biathlon championships. Ms. Turner is a member of Team Ontario youth-women’s division.
“Yes, I’m pretty excited about the Nationals,” stated Ms. Turner in an interview with the Recorder this past Tuesday. “I hope to have good results there. It’s been a hard year of training.”
Ms. Turner acknowledged, “it has been a busy couple of months of races so far this season. My first set of races was in Jericho, Vermont where I posted two second place finishes. The next races the next week were in Lake Placid, New York where I had a first and third place finish in my two races.”
“This was my first time racing in Lake Placid. It was super warm for this time of year and sunny,” explained Ms. Turner. “I had a good day on the shooting range and my skiing was good.” From there Mackenzie took part in races in Val Cartier, Quebec the following week at the Eastern Canadian Championships. She had a second and a third place showing in her two races.
She is taking a much earned rest this week at home in Ice Lake. “I have four days at home and then I fly out to Canmore, Alberta for the Nationals. They had to change the venue for the races from St. George, British Columbia because of a lack of snow,” she said.
Mackenzie will fly out to Canmore on March 4 and she will be racing March 8, 9, 11, and 12.