The GPRC Wolves Men’s Indoor Track team had a historic day on Saturday, setting three new school records at ACAC #1 – The MacEwan Open in Edmonton.
Rookie Miguel Macedo was the first GPRC athlete to revise the record book, recording a huge personal best time of 2:47.10 in the 1000m, good for 3rd place. Macedo took 3 seconds off Hayden Hollowell’s 2012 Wolves standard for the 1000m.
Brandon Tufford cruised to the win in the men’s 600m in a time of 1:24.86. Tufford’s run broke Joren Manz’s 2013 Wolves record by 1 second.
In the 4 x 400m relay, the squad of Tufford, Macedo, Brice Wilkes, and Joel Manz, finished second to MacEwan University, but the Wolves time of 3:45.67, sliced 5 seconds off of the 2011 school record of 3:50.
The GPRC women also had some strong performances. Anna van der Geissen placed second in the women’s 1000m in 3:19.44, and Maria Houle was 4th in the 600m in 1:48.68. The women’s 4 x 400m team of van der Giessen, Houle, Krista Frey, and Brittany Duvall finished 3rd.
Collectively, the Wolves men placed third in the team standings, while the women were 4th.
Peace Country Wolves Athletics Club athlete Chris Nelissen also took part in the meet and recorded a number of strong results including the third fastest time of the day in the 600m (1:25.63)
Next up for Wolves Indoor Track team is ACAC #2 – The Concordia Open in Edmonton on March 2.