A Vernon athlete has helped Team B.C. add to its medal count.
A bronze was earned in biathlon in both the male and female team relay Wednesday at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta.
Vernon’s Ethan Algra (No. 37) is part of the men’s Team B.C., along side Andrei Secu, of Coquitlam, and Ryan Elden, of Quesnel.
They competed in the 3×7.5 km team relay at Riverbend Golf and Recreation Area, where the athletes said the could hear the crowds cheering around the whole course.
BRONZE MEDAL ALERT 🥉#TeamBC biathlon added another medal to the haul today with a bronze in the men’s 3×7.5km team relay
— Team BC (@GoTeamBC) February 20, 2019
In women’s biathlon, Coldstream’s Danica Ariana also competed Wednesday but on an official team of members from different provinces.
The unofficial team finished fourth just behind British Columbia. Each team member completes three laps each leg (about two km loops).
In ringette action, B.C. scored a 4-3 quarter-final win over New Brunswick as Coldstream’s Alyssa Carter (No. 27) was among the unofficial goal scorers.
B.C. now plays a semi-final game Thursday against Ontario.
“My goals for the games are to be able to perform at my best for every game that we play and to experience as many different sports as we can while we are there,” said Carter, hoping her training and past experience will pay off with a Canada Games medal.