Four local biathletes competed at nationals March 10 – 15 in Hinton

Quesnel biathletes help represent B.C. on the National level

Four local biathletes travelled to Hinton, Alta. for the National Championships.

Four local biathletes travelled to Hinton, Alta. for the National Championships.

Quesnel competitors included Chris and Ryan Elden, Anni Kurta and Kyra Teetzen.

The first event for our local athletes was the 6 km Sprint on March, 11.

With the snow melting away it made for rough conditions at Nationals but the participants powered through.

Ryan Elden, Kurta and Teezten competed in this event.

Senior Boys competitor Ryan Elden took third place.

Both Kurta and Teezten compete in the Senior Girls division. In the Sprint Kurta raced in for 12th place and Teezten took ninth place.

The next event was the 7.5 km Pursuit the following day.

In this event Ryan Elden took 11th place, Kurta came in with eighth place and Teetzen’s efforts brought in 14th place.

Also competing in the Pursuit was Master Men competitor Chris Elden, who took second place.

For the Senior Girls 7.5 km Individual event Quesnel biathlete Teezten brought in a first place win for Team B.C.

Fellow Senior Girls competitor Kurta place eighth, while in Senior Boys competitor Ryan Elden raced in for 27th place and Chris Elden’s efforts earned him second place in the Masters Men division.

The final events at National for Quesnel athletes were the rear races on March 15.

Teezen team up with fellow Quesnel biathlete Ryan Elden and Squamish competitor Hunter Jones for 10th place.

Coming in 14th was relay team Kurta, Mark Martly from Prince George and Tekerra Banser from Kelowna.

This event served as Teezen’s final year in the Senior Girls division.

Teetzen has no plans of slowing and will be returning next year in the Youth division.

With Spring just around the corner that’s all for now.


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