For the first time in seven seasons, a male GPRC x-country runner has made the podium at the ACAC X-Country Running Championships.
Devin Woodland surged ahead of a pack of four runners over the final few kilometers of the rolling Canmore Park course in Calgary to solidify his top-3 spot. He clocked a time of 28:19, a minute and half behind the duo of Peter Kayla of Lethbridge College and Andy
Pohl of Augustana Campus who placed one and two respectively.
In the team competition, the Wolves men placed 4th. Veteran Eric Martinek had the second best GPRC result, finishing 19th. Rookie runners Jack Carrigan, Duncan Farrow, and Dylan Moerke were the next GPRC runners, placing 21st, 23rd , and 43rd respectively. Evan Paul (52nd), Torlief Lansgaard (53rd), and Bjorn Carlstad (65th) were the other Wolves participants
MacEwan University edged out Lethbridge College for the team title. Augustana Campus placed 3rd.
The Wolves women had a strong fourth place showing, missing the bronze medal in the team competition by a mere 3 points. Maddy Clough led the way for GPRC with a ninth place finish. Following Clough, were Lena Farrow (20th), Jackie Benning (22nd), Amanda Patteson (23rd) Kaya Hardy (30th), Chassity Mohan (31st), Davis Alton (36th), Carina Ness (56th), Erin Corcoran (57th), Vanessa Besharah (63rd), Calla
Scott (64th), Jenna Backer (69th), Linnea Saltel (70th), Mandy Matier (71st), Hannah Tighe (75th), and Carly Upshall (81st).
Red Deer College upset the CCAA numbe-one ranked MacEwan University to win the team completion. Host SAIT was third.
Next up for the x-c Wolves is the CCAA National Championships on Saturday, November 12 in Kamloops.