November 27, 2020

Results from BC Championships in Burns Lake

Great results for the team in Burns Lake!  Well done to everyone!  And thanks to the parents who all pitched in every day to wax skis, haul gear, help athletes stay organized, run rifles and take photos – it was a real team effort all round.

After a cold team practice on Friday afternoon, everyone was dialed in and set for a good weekend.  The weather forecast was for a much warmer Saturday, with a daytime high broaching the freezing point, but we were a little surprized to wake up to -21C recorded at Burns Lake Airport.  Fortunately, things warmed up a lot and by race time we had risen above -10C.

In the individual, Colton got things started with a solid 2nd place finish in Senior Boys, followed by Natalie with a first place finish in Senior Girls and Danica with a 5th place finish.  The Juniors started a bit later, with Makenna placing first, Kira second in Junior Girls, and Rory a solid 5th in Junior Boys.

Burns Lake really put on a great event, with a wonderful banquet on Saturday night including a live band!  Everyone had a really fun time, enjoying northern BC hospitality.

Sunday was forecasting snow/rain mix and warmer temperatures, but ended up being a nice, sunny morning instead!  Not sure who was forecasting the weather, but certainly it was a challenging weekend all across the province in that regard.

Results were pretty much the same as Saturday in Sunday’s Pursuit.  Colton 2nd, Natalie 1st, Danica moved up a place to 4th, Makenna 1st, Kira 2nd, and Rory 5th.  Wow!

In the BC Cup Aggregate, Natalie won the Senior Girls competition and Makenna won the Junior Girls competition – well done to both!

Telemark Race Team at Omineca Ski Club Biathlon Range