It was a busy Saturday for club members with action on three fronts.
In Edmonton at ACAC #1 – The Concordia Open, the GPRC Wolves Varsity team opened it season with a token squad of five athletes. Brandon Wladyko was the top local runner placing second among the college runner. He covered the hilly 8 km loop in 30:04. Rookie Troy Bogh made his debut with the Wolves, placing 13th.
In the women’s 6 km, another Wolves rookie, Kelcie Bulas, had a spectacular debut placing 5th among the college runners. Anna van der Geissen placed 16th, while Britney Duvall was 20th.
With less than the minimum of four runners per gender, the Wolves did not register a team score. A full squad of Wolves athletes be in action in two weeks time when the Wolves host ACAC #3 – The Steve Burgess Memorial at Wapiti Nordic.
Also on Saturday, former Wolves standout Amanda Patteson and current Wolves runner Kailey Bratland took part in the the Mt Robson Half Marathon outside of Valemont, BC. The pair both made the podium in the women’s division – Patteson placing 2nd and Bratland 3rd.
Finally, a pair of younger WAC athletes contested the Kids of Steel Triathlon in Grande Prairie on Saturday. Jacob Farnsworth topped the boy’s field, while Mairen Lawson placed second in the girl’s race.