Marshall earns bronze

Salmon Arm cross-country skier Alysson Marshall added another medal to her ever-growing collection after racing in Newfoundland

Alysson Marshall

Alysson Marshall

Salmon Arm cross-country skier Alysson Marshall added another medal to her ever-growing collection after racing in Newfoundland.

The Haywood 2014 Ski Nationals were held at the Blow Me Down Trails near Corner Brook, Nfld. from March 15-22.

Marshall made three trips to the podium with three top-six placings including a bronze medal.

In the Classic 5-km interval start event Marshall was the sixth Canadian senior woman (seventh international) to place.

The Interval Start 10-km Skate event was held during big winds that buffeted and challenged racers. Marshall was the fifth Canadian in this event with participants singing Happy Birthday to her while she was on the podium.

Two days later, Alysson easily took the bronze in the 1.4-km Skate Sprints finishing behind Olympic Team members Dasha Gaiazova and Perianne Jones.

The final race was the 30-km mass start classic event where she finished as the fourth Canadian, her best 30- km result at Nationals. Marshall finished Nationals with a fifth in the Aggregate placing for the Open Women category.