Strong performances in the relay events, 400m, and 3000m propelled the Wolves to a third place finish at the 2011 ACAC Indoor Track Championship in Edmonton on the weekend. The Wolves finished with 62 points, 10 points behind second place SAIT. MacEwan University won easily with 133 points.
The highlight of the meet for the Wolves was a new school record in the womens 4 x 400 relay. The quartet of Lena Farrow, Chassity Mohan, Amanda Patteson, and Kayla Hardy clocked a time of 4:46.69 in finishing second to MacEwan University. This represented a 9 second improvement over the old record.
Other top womens performances included Lena Farrow’s 4th (70.53) in the 400m and Patteson’s 5th place in the 1500m (5:31.96)
Eric Martinek was the top Wolves performer for the men. He had two podium placings in personal best timese including 2nd (9:44.36) in the 3000m and a 3rd (4:28.49) in the 1500m. Martinek, along with Duncan Farrow, Torlief Landsgaard, and Bjorn Carlstad, also placed 3rd (3:57.32) in the the mens 4 x 400m.
Duncan Farrow (55.39) and Landsgaard (56.18) placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 400m.
With the indoor track season complete, the Wolves now set their sights on a few spring road races. The team next races on April 1 over 10 kms in Fort St John.
Full results 12ACACIndoorResults