Mackenzie Turner caps off great biathlon season

Biathlete Mackenzie Turner is now ranked in the top three in Canada in her age division.

GORE BAY—Ice Lake biathlon athlete Mackenzie Turner is moving up in the rankings in Canada in her age division, after her performance at the Canada Biathlete championships.

“I had a great season of racing and I’m looking forward to my training to start up again in about a  month’s time,” Ms. Turner told the Recorder. “Thank you to everyone for your support.”

She had a great week at the Canada National Games championships to wrap up a very successful season.

From March 16 to March 19 she was consistent, placing ninth in all three of her races. She explained the first day was so warm it was hard to ski. Thursday was a snow storm, while on Saturday she and racers faced  minus 15 degree temperatures and windy conditions, so  Mackenzie had a mix of weather to deal with. As for her results, the change in the weather conditions did not seem to affect her.

Ms. Turner told the Recorder she was very pleased with her three ninth place finishes. On March 20 she took part in a relay and Mackenzie and her two other Ontario teammates placed seventh; personally she was ranked fifth. She shot clear in this latter race.

Ms. Turner is now ranked around third in Canada in her age group. She now has a month off to fully recoup and rest and will then start up again with her training program. She mentioned that she is thrilled with the support she has received from everyone and how so many cheer her on while she is away competing.