Capturing five of six races, the GPRC Wolves Women’s Indoor Track Team delivered a dominating performance at the ACAC Indoor Track Championships at CFB Edmonton on Saturday.
The Wolves recorded a team score of 83 points, 27 better than second place Macewan University. Lethbridge College won the bronze.
Leading the way individually was third year athlete Jamie Wigmore. For the second year in a row, Wigmore was honored as the ACAC Indoor Track Female Athlete of the Year. She won both the 1000m (3:03) and 600m (1:38.3), and placed third in the 300m (44.7). In addition, she anchored the victorious Wolves women’s 4 x 400m team with a spectacular leg, running down the leading Lethbridge College team with 100m to go.
Mirelle Martens and Jackie Benning were also recognized as top six overall female athletes. Martens won both the 3000m (10:22) and 1500m (4:50). Her 3000m time was a new ACAC Championship record. Benning has a pair of individual silver medals, 1000m (3:08) and 1500m (4:58) and team gold for the 4 x 400m.
Other Wolves women recording top 8 finishes included Amanda Patteson (4 x 400m – gold, 3000m – 5th, 600m – 6th ,) and Kirsten Manz (300m – 5th, 4 x 400 – gold).
In the men’s competition, the Wolves placed 6th, scoring 5 points. Josh Malmstem (1000m – 8th) and Jon Fernandez (1500m – 8th) recorded individual scoring performances, while the men’s 4 x 400m team consisting of Malmstem, Fernadez, Ian Keefe, and Brandon Wladyko, finished 6th.
Lethbridge College won the men’s team title and the combined men’s/women’s title. GPRC placed second in the combined standings.