Wolves Runners Crack CCAA Top Ten

imageThe GPRC Women’s Cross Country Running team came up huge on Saturday, delivering a season’s best performance at the 2016 CCAA National Cross Country Running Championship in Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

The previously unranked Wolves had a breakthrough performance and finished tenth among the best college teams in the country.

Andrea Snider led the way with a 25th place performance.  Maria Houle was close behind in 30th, followed by Kailey Bratland (5oth), Christie Shepherd (72nd), Brittany Duvall (82nd), and Ashley Camsell (95th).

A pair of Wolves men also took part.  Brandon Wladyko improved 12 spots from his 2015 finish at Nationals with a 35th place finish.  Jash Malmsten was 87th.

Also on Saturday, a pair of local contested the CIS XC Running Championships in Quebec City.  Mirelle Martens, battling a stomach virus, hung in for 31st place finish.  Her Trinity Western University team placed 3rd overall.  Adam Lehners, representing MacEwan University, was 135th in the men’s race.

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