The first biathlon race of the 2017-18 season was held at Falcon Lake December 16, 2017, with seven Kenora Nordic and Biathlon Club athletes attending.
The race format was a Sprint, which requires two trips into the range to shoot and skiing three circuits on the trails. Conditions were excellent with the early snow received across the region.
Kenora athletes put to good use the training received on the range this fall at the Lake of the Woods Gun Club (lwgc.ca).
Provisional results for Kenora athletes:
Ella Henley 1st place in the Developmental Girls 11-14 age category, skiing 3.75 km total;
Jennifer Cano 3rd place in the Developmental Women 19+ age category, skiing 6km total;
Jake Bennett 2nd place and Carl Peever 3rd place in the Developmental Men 19+ age category, skiing 6km total;
Jennifer Findlay 1st place and Michelle Simone 2nd place in the Masters Women 35+ age category, skiing 6km total;
Tim Wehner 1st place in the Masters Men 35+ age category, skiing 6km total.