Super Saturday for Wolves Runners

Six WAC athletes = 4 wins, 1 second, and 1 5th at the 2015 DHT Press Run

Six WAC athletes = 4 wins, 1 second, and 1 5th at the 2015 DHT Press Run

Wolves Athletics Club runners acheived great success on two different surfaces in two different locales on Saturday.

In Grande Prairie, Club runners took the top male and female spots in two of three races at the 39th Annual Daily Herald Tribune Press RunHayden Hollowell established a new race record in the half marathon distance, clocking a time of 1:18:11.  Hollowell’s margin of victory was 8 minutes; over 2 km ahead of the runner up Landon Dunbar.

Hayden Hollowell cruising to victory in the 2105 DHT Press Run

Hayden Hollowell cruising to victory in the 2105 DHT Press Run

Amanda Patteson (women’s 10km – 42:11), Jackie Benning (women’s 5 km – 19:11), and Brandon Wladyko (10 km – 38:00) were the other WAC winners.  Kirsten Manz placed second in the women’s 5 km while Josh Malmstem was 5th in the men’s 10 km.

In Edmonton, a trio of WAC women contested the U of A Golden Bear Challenge.  In the women’s 1500m, the Grande Prairie duo of Mirelle Martens (4:39) and Jamie Wigmore (4:45) went 1-2.  Marten’s clocking was a personal best time and achieved the qualifying standard for the  2015 AC National Junior Championships.

Two hours later, Martens and Wigmore, along with Jess Baraskewich,  lined up for the meet’s featured event, the 800m.  This time it was Wigmore who was the best local, placing 5th in a personal best time of 2:14.  Martens (2:18) was eighth, while Baraskewich (2:19) was ninth.

Results for the 2015 DHT Press Run

Results for the 2015 U of A Golden Bear Challenge

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