Edmonton runners dominate Steve Burgess Memorial XC Race

Kelcie Bulas was the top local women at the 2017 Steve Burgess Memorial XC running race. Bulas was first among all ACAC runners, and third overall

Approximately 150 runners of all ages and abilities converged upon the Wapiti Nordic trails on Saturday for the 18th running of the Steve Burgess Memorial XC Running Race.

The Edmonton-based Running Room Athletics Club dominated the top placings in the featured races.  The Running Room swept the top 3 places in the men’s 8 km race.  Micheal Nishiyama won the race in 27:21, 17 seconds ahead of teammate Mike Stewart.

Running Room athlete Madeline Cummings topped the women’s 6 km field, posting a time of 24:34, 13 seconds better than teammate Lisa Fleming.

The Running Room also won the team competition in the 6 km and 8 km races.  The Peace Country Wolves Athletics Club placed second among the men, while the GPRC Varsity Women were second in the women’s race.

Brandon Wladyko was the top local male runner at the 2017 Steve Burgess Memorial XC race. Wladyko was the top ACAC runner and placed 4th overall

The host GPRC Wolves varsity team had a fantastic day against its ACAC rivals.  Wolves runners Kelcie Bulas (Women’s 6 km – 3rd overall) and Brandon Wladyko (Men’s 8 km – 4th overall ) were the top college runners and both Wolves teams placed first in the college team standings.

Other category winners were:

Jr Elm Girls   Alyssa Elliot    Clairmont

Jr Elm Boys   Samuel Larka   RWZ

Sr Elm Girls   Teeghan Shura   Woking

Sr Elm Boys   Joshua Fong

Jr H  Boys    Nolan Roberts   C Spencer

Jr H Girls    Mairen Lawson   St Joes

Sr H Girls    Cassie Loughlin   Glenmary

Sr H Boys   Jordan Lundstrom   PWA

This coming week is the busiest seven days of the year for local xc runners.  Three Wolves Cross Country Series Races are on tap this week including Wanham (Thursday), Peace River (Friday), and Dawson Creek (Saturday).  The GPRC Wolves Varsity team is in Red Deer next Saturday for ACAC #4.

Full results posted here 


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