The Riverbend Golf and Country saw the sprint events of cross-country skiing taking place. All Team Alberta athlete moved on the final elimination races, the silver medalist Reed Godfrey of Canmore, AB posting the fastest qualifying time.

After the elimination rounds, only one Alberta skier remained standing for the women’s medal race. Issy (Isobel) Hendry crossed the finish line in fourth place, just over one second from the third place. The men final featured two Alberta skier, but Reed Godfrey got passed at the finish line in the few remaining meters in the sprint for the bronze medal. Godfrey finished fourth just 0.23 second off the bronze medal time. Samuel Hendry, Issy’s brother, finished fifth.

Tomorrow will feature the 10k mass start classic for the women and 15km mass start classic for the men.