Snow doesn’t slow biathletes
The Biathlon BC Cup series wrapped up on the weekend at the Otway Nordic Centre.
The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club played host to the B.C. championships on Saturday and Sunday. Under snowy conditions, the club welcomed visitors from throughout the province.
With 17 athletes, the Caledonia club had the largest team. The top performance went to Claire Lapointe, who took first place in the senior girls’ 7.5-kilometre pursuit. Emily Dickson was battling the flu and didn’t post the results she would’ve preferred.
The event consisted of the sprint on Saturday and pursuit on Sunday.
Eight members of the Caledonia club, based on this season’s performances, have been named to Team BC. They are: Josiah Fisher (senior boys) - first year; Lapointe (senior girls) - first year; Emily Dickson (senior girls) - second year; Leah Forsdick (youth women) - second year; Arthur Roots (youth men) - fourth year; Sarah Beaudry (youth women) - fifth year; Matt Neumann (senior men) - many years; and Megan Heinicke (senior women) - many years.
The provincial team will compete at the national championships in Whistler from March 15 to 20.