Straight shooting

Natalie Benoit, a Summerland Secondary school student, qualified for the 2016 BC Winter Games last month

Straight shooting

Natalie Benoit, a Summerland Secondary school student, qualified for the 2016 BC Winter Games last month in the sport of biathlon, which involves cross-country skiing and target shooting. Benoit, who achieved her qualification on Dec. 27, has been a cross-country skier for eight years, and a biathlon competitor for four. She has had a strong start to her season, including two first place finishes at Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre and two second place finishes at Canmore Nordic Centre.

The 2016 BC Winter games are being hosted by the City of Penticton from February 25 to 28 and the biathlon competition will take place in West Kelowna at the Telemark Nordic Club.