Burns Lake shines at BC Cup in Vanderhoof

Burns Lake biathletes again brought home the medals after they joined the BC Cup held at the Nechako Nordic Ski Club in Vanderhoof on March 9-10. Côle Bender won gold on March 9 in the Junior Men category instead of his usual 17-18-year-old category, and had to ski 2.5 kilometres longer. He won second place on March 10. Nicole Hamp and Adrienne Bender won silver and gold, respectively, in the Junior Girls category. Julia Hamp came first place on March 9 in the juvenile category, and second on March 10. Ewan Hawes came in sixth place on March 9, and his sharp shooting saw him move up to fifth place on March 10. Randy Hamp came second on March 10 in the master men’s category. Bryan Dickson made his debut at the BC Cup in the recreation category and came third on March 10, with Nick Hawes coming second. Côle’s strong performance in the biathlon will take him to the National Biathlon Championships in Whistler on March 26-31. (Agathe Bernard photos)


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