Category Archives: Cross Country

Current news items about Cross Country Running related to the Wolves Athletics Club, an Athletics Alberta club in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

van der Geissen Leads Wolves at CCAA XC Nationals

GPRC runner Anna van der Geissen capped off a stellar third season with the Wolves by delivering a 7th place finish at the 2019 CCAA National Cross Country Running Championships in Muskoseepi Park on Saturday. Under tough, frigid conditions (-15 … Continue reading

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Bronze for Wolves Women at ACAC XC Champs

After a five year absence, the GPRC Wolves Women’s XC Running Team returned to the podium on Saturday at the 2019 ACAC  Cross Country Running Championships in Calgary. Scoring 66 points, the GPRC women won the bronze medal behind the … Continue reading

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Trio of Top Ten Placings for Local High School XC Runners

Three GP area high schoolers posted stellar results at the 2019 ASAA Provincial High School XC Running Championships near Medicine Hat on Saturday. St. Joe’s runner Faith Blanchette had the top local placing, fourth in the Senior Women’s race.  Blanchette … Continue reading

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van der Giessen Third at Augustana XC Race

GPRC Wolves runner Anna van der Giessen recorded the best ACAC result of her career on Saturday, posting a third-place finish among the college runners at the Augustana Open XC Running Race in Camrose. The third-year Nursing student from Bezanson … Continue reading

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Wolves Women Third at ACAC #4 XC Running Race

Posting their best team result in a full-field ACAC race in years, the GPRC Wolves Women’s XC Running team ran to a third place finish in ACAC #4 Grand Prix – The Jordan Fish Memorial in Calgary on Saturday. The … Continue reading

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Locals Shine at Steve Burgess Memorial XC Race

Over 220 runners from across the province convened at Muskoseepi Park on Saturday for the 18th running of the Steve Burgess Memorial XC Running Race.  While Edmonton area athletes took the top places, a number of local runners managed top … Continue reading

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Wolves Runners Recognized at 49th Annual Festival of Gold

The 49th Annual Festival of FOG took place on Thursday, March 28th and a number of GPRC runners were recognized for their 2018-19 achievements: MVP Male XC Running                  Eric Nooy MVP Female XC … Continue reading

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Van der Giessen and Nooy Step Up at CCAA Nationals

Second-year runners Eric Nooy and Anna van der Giessen returned to the CCAA Cross Country Running Championships on Saturday,  and both made significant improvements over their 2017 placings. Nooy, running in the men’s 8 km race, clocked a time of 30:49 … Continue reading

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Wolves XC Legend Kyle Reynolds Calls it a Career

Fourteen years after his dramatic upset win at the 2004 CCAA XC Running Championships, Wolves runner Kyle Reynolds is hanging up his spikes.  The 32 year old Reynolds placed 42nd on Saturday (6th best amongst his Wolves team mates)  at … Continue reading

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Several Top 25 Finishes for area runners at Provincial High School XC Championships

With a pair of top six finishes, NW Zone runners recorded the best provincial results in several years at the 2018 ASAA Provincial High School Cross Country Running Championships in Vermilion on Saturday. High Level’s Faith Blanchette led the way, winning … Continue reading

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