TWO MORE CANADIANS PUNCH INTO TOP TEN ON FINAL DAY OF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Panorama, B.C. -- On the penultimate day of competition, the Canadian team added two more Top 10 finishes to its tally with Sarah Bennett (Stoneham, QC) and Britt Richardson (Canmore, AB) battling into 8th and 9th place, respectively.
“I just really wanted to give it all I got. It’s my last run in the World Juniors. I would have wished for more but I’m happy with my effort,” says Bennett. “It’s really emotional because we’re not always together and it was such a great experience. It’s a bittersweet end to such a great time here.”
“It’s not an easy course, but I tried to stick with my inspection plan and we’ve seen this hill a lot before so I tried to use that to my advantage. Overall, I’m happy to punch into the top 10,” adds Richardson.
The team spirit was high throughout these Championships; with limited opportunities to ski together for the Maple Leaf, this provided a unique chance for this group of men and women to come together and chase their big dreams of joining the national team together.
“We’re just all there for each other, and I’ve never had anything like this before. It’s really incredible,” describes Bennett.
“I’m really proud of our team. We haven’t worked together a whole lot, so coming and working together as a team for the first time was so cool. Everyone here was such a great teammate and I was so lucky to work with them here,” Richardson says.
With the conclusion of this competition, athletes – including Cassidy Gray and Britt Richardson from this Junior National team – will make their way to the Canadian National Championships taking place March 15-18 in Georgian Peaks and Osler Bluff, ON.
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