By Darren Lum
Published Jan. 22 2019
The 1129 Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps – Haliburton were strongly represented at the South Eastern Ontario Area Cadet Biathlon on Jan. 12 at Camp Fortune in Chelsea Quebec.
Four junior males (12 to 14 years) finished in the top 10 at this zone competition. Corin James Gervais finished first while Aiden Burk Hill was second closely followed by Benjamin Rutter in fourth and Nicholas Phippen in sixth. Myles Sharp earned a “wild card” position at the event and will join his fellow cadets in advancing to the regional event in Sault Ste. Marie from Feb. 8 to 10. The zone cadet competition included a field of 114 cadet biathlon competitors from across the region. Forty cadets advanced to the regional event. 1129 cadet AJ Powell competed but did not finish.
Rifles (.22 calibre) for this event were not carried while skiing but were waiting at the range for the target portion. This is the third year the cadets have competed in this event (formerly the Eastern Ontario Biathlon Competition). Biathlon is a sport that combines Nordic skiing and target shooting at a designated range.
Results: 1st Corin Gervais 0:31:44 2nd Aiden Hill 0:39:19 4th Benjamin Rutter 0:42:48 6th Nicholas Phippen 0:44:29 “wild card” spot earned by Myles Sharp 0:54:02
With files from Stuart Humphries