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Enderby’s Alysson Marshall has claimed two gold medals in cross-country skiing at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax.

Cross-country skier Alysson Marshall of Enderby won her second gold medal of the Canada Winter Games Thursday in Halifax.

Marshall, who earlier struck silver in the 7.5-kilometre free event, was joined on the podium for the 10-km classic mass start by Team B.C. teammate Andrea Lee (Black Creek) who won the bronze.

Marshall’s other gold came Tuesday in the 1,000-m sprint.

Vernon’s Matt Wylie collected a trio of top-10 finishes in cross-country. After earning a ninth-place finish in the men’s 10-kilometre free, Wylie pocketed fourths in both the 1,000-m sprint and 15-km classic mass start. He raced in the 4 x 5-km relay Saturday.

Vernon’s Heather Mehain rated 11th in the 1,000-m sprint, 14th in the 10-km classic mass start and 16th in the 7.5 free.

The Team B.C. contingent in Halifax comprises 242 athletes, 74 coaches, three national artists and 22 mission staff. 

B.C. is third in the medal rankings with 24 gold, 25 silver and 26 bronze. Quebec (123) and Ontario (97) were first and second.

The closing ceremonies are today.


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