Prince Geoerge – SPORTS – Toby Quinn, a sixteen-year-old athlete from the Lake Superior Biathlon competed in a weeklong biathlon competition series in Prince George, BC as part of Team Ontario in the Canada Winter Games.
The series was held from February 13 to 20, 2015.
Toby Quinn is the youngest member of Team Ontario’s biathlon and team who normally competes in the senior boys category.
Quinn will be returning home with Bronze medal for his excellent performance in the 3x 7.5k Junior Men’s Relay race where it consists of three laps on a 2.5 kilometre course while shooting twice on a 50m range in both the prone and standing positions.
The Ontario team was in fifth place position when Quinn started his leg of the race, where he was surpassed Robert Kreitz, member to Team British Columbia, while taking a climb on course.
Quinn then took third place position from outshooting Lucas Boudreau, of Team PEI while in the range where his accuracy aided him for shooting five targets with six rounds in the standing positions. He was able to remain in third place position to secure his tag off with teammate Alexandre Dupuis of Ottawa ON. “Toby was able to maintain focus, and accomplish what needed to be done for the team, and that is to take on two positions and secure the medal position for Team Ontario.
“Quinn truly performed his personal best out there today, and we credit him for assisting the entire relay team to earn a well deserved third position.” says Daniel Guay, Lake Superior Biathlon Head Coach, and Team manager. “We couldn’t be more prouder of him today. We witness today what could be a future Olympian.”
Toby Quinn returns home on February 21st for preparations of the Biathlon Nationals Championships being held in Hinton AB on March 9-13.