Wolves Fare Well Against University Competition at 2015 Golden Bear Open

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Jackie Benning set new school records in the 1000m (3:03) and 600m (1:42) at the 2015 Golden Bear Open. Her records, however, were short lived as team mate Jamie Wigmore topped both marks in subsequent heats going 2:59 and 1:37 for the same distances.

The GPRC Wolves Indoor Track team travelled to Edmonton this weekend to take on five Canada West schools plus ACAC rivals MacEwan University and Concordia in the 2015 Golden Bear Open at the University of Alberta.  The team fared well against the university-level competition, establishing 3 new school records and 13 PRs.

Mirelle Martens had the best performances, placing 3rd in the Varsity 3000m (10:22) and sixth in the Varsity 1500m (4:44).  Both times were personal bests for Martens, and the 1500m was a new school record.  Jamie Wigmore also recorded a sixth place finish in the Varsity Women’s 600m (1:37). Wigmore’s 600m time was a new school record.  She also established a new all time best GPRC time in the 1000m, stopping the clock at 2:59.

Former Wolves athlete Joren Manz, now running for the University of Alberta, placed 8th in the Varsity Men’s 600m (1:21).

Full results are posted at http://www.ellistiming.ca/GBO/

The Wolves Indoor Track team next sees action on February 7 in Edmonton at ACAC Meet #2 – the Running Room Invitational.

 

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