Ransom on nationals podium four times

Big event for local biathlete

Julia Ransom concluded her 2010-11 season in style by winning four medals at the Canadian Biathlon Championships in Charlo, New Brunswick.

Ransom was first in the 7.5 km pursuit, and second in both the six km sprint and 10 km individual event.

The West Kelowna athlete and member of the Telemark club then added a bronze medal Sunday on the final day of competition in the relay with Team B.C.

It was a satisfying conclusion to the season for Ranson who was somewhat disappointed with her performances at both the Canada Winter Games and at the world championships in the Czech Republic.

“I’m really happy with the way it all ended,” said Ransom, 18. “We had a bit of a rough time with the wind the last couple of days, but managed to get through it.

“I’m still looking to improve on my international results,” she added, “but this is a good way to finish. Now it’s time for a month of yoga, do some snowboarding, and just relax.”

Other results for Telemark skiers:

• Jasper Mackenzie (youth men)—sixth in 12.5km Individual, seventh in 7.5 km Sprint, and ninth in 10km pursuit.

• Carson Mackenzie (senior boy)—12th in 7.5km Individual, ninth in 6 km sprint, and bronze in 7.5 km Pursuit.

• Devon Greenhalgh (senior boys)—14th in 7.5 km Individual, 24th in six km sprint, and 25th 7.5km pursuit

Kelowna Capital News