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Skiers bound for worlds

Two members of Kelowna's Telemark cross-country ski team have qualified to compete at the world junior championships in Switzerland.

Gareth Williams and Hannah Mehain are headed to France for a training camp in preparation for the championships in Goms, Switzerland.

They were among a team of eight who competed last weekend at the Canadian World Junior Ski Trials in Monte Sainte Anne, Que. 

It was Telemark’s most successful World Trials competition ever.

Several skiers achieved top 10 and 20 placings:

  • Gareth Williams (1st U23) and David Walker (6th U23) in the men’s 30 km skiathlon
  • Hannah Mehain (1st U20) in the women's 5 km classic, 4th in the skate sprint and 7th in the 10 km skiathlon
  • Gareth Williams (4th U23), Thomas Hardy (10th U23) and Alex McDonald (11th U23) in the men’s 15 km classic
  • Tallon Noble (9th U20) and Ian Williams (11th U20) in the men’s 10 km classic
  • Tallon Noble (5th U20) and Alex McDonald (19th Open) in the men’s skate sprint


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