A split squad of GPRC Wolves XC runners opened their 2013 on Saturday in Red Deer and at home at the Wapiti Nordic Ski Trails.
Second-year runner Hayden Hollowell had the best GPRC finish at the ACAC #1 – The Lightning Invitational in Red Deer. Hollowell defeated both 2012’s ACAC gold and bronze medalists enroute to a 2nd place finish among the college men. In the womens race, Jamie Wigmore had a 5th place place among the ACAC women.
With only 4 athletes in total competing, the Wolves did not register team scores in the Red Deer event. Full results, when available, will be posted on the ACAC XC website – http://www.acac.ab.ca/pages/cross-country-running.php
Closer to home, the bulk of the Wolves team took part in the Wolves Series #3 – the Steve Burgess Memorial Race at the Wapiti Nordic Ski Trails. Third-year runner Amanda Patteson led the way for the women, capturing the title in the Womens 8 km event. Rookie Tori Furstenwerth placed 3rd in the Womens 5 km event.
Assistant coach Joren Manz placed 3rd in the Mens 8 km in the Burgess race, just ahead of Riley Wallace (4th) and Vaughn Marrilier (5th).
Full results are linked here.
Next up for the Wolves is ACAC #2 – the SAIT Open in Calgary next Saturday. Also on Saturday, September 21 Wolves Series #4 – The Bezanson Bog takes place at the Old Bezanson Townsite.