Local X-C Running Wrap – September 17, 2011

Current and former members of the GPRC Wolves x-country running team were in action on a number of fronts on Saturday.

In Vemilion, AB, Devin Woodland had a strong run, finishing 6th overall, and 3rd amongst the college runners, at the ACAC Grand Prix #2 race.  Woodland covered the hilly 8 km course in 29:54. Wolves coach Bill Corcoran placed 37th.

In the womens 5 km race, a pair of Wolves runners finished in the 30s – Carina Ness was 32nd while Linnea Saltel finished 39th.  Former Wolves runner Carly Pura, now running for Augustana, was 37th.

Wolves Women Leading Out at the 2011 FSJ Grailquest X-C

Meanwhile in Fort St. John, the Wolves women swept the top 5 places at the Grailquest 5 km, Race #3 in the 2011 Wolves X-Country Running SeriesKayla Hardy led the way winning her second Wolves Series race in as many weeks.  Amanda Patteson placed second in her first-ever x-country race.  Lena Farrow, Vanessa Besharah, and Davis Alton trailed the leading duo.

In the mens race, Wolves rookie Duncan Farrow also recorded a victory.

Finally, in Seattle, Washington, former Wolves standout Fiona Benson, now running for Trinity Western University, placed third in a field of 187 runners in College Open race at the Sundogger X-Country race hosted by the University of Washington.  Benson recorded a time of 22 minutes even for the flat and fast course.

Next up for the Wolves is the Bezanson Bog, race #4 in the Wolves X-C Series, next Saturday.


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