RDC men finish 1-2 at ACAC cross-country championships
The RDC men’s team finished one-two in the Alberta Colleges cross-country running championship Saturday at Camrose.
Devin Woodland captured the ACAC title with a time of 27 minutes, 23 seconds over the eight km course. RDC teammate Kieran McDonald was runner-up in 27:28 and Kevin Sportak of SAIT placed third in 27:39.
“Devin and Kieran ran with a lead group of initially seven runners which dropped down to five by the halfway point in the race,” said RDC coach Brian Stackhouse. “At about 5.5 km into the race, Devin broke away and opened up a big lead. Kieran stayed with the chase group of four and didn’t get away from them until near the end. Kieran was gaining on Devin but Devin had an insurmountable lead.”
With the win, Woodland also placed first in the ACAC Grand Prix series with one first and three seconds for seven points. McDonald was third in the series with two seconds, a third and a fourth.
Woodland and McDonald are the ACAC male nominees for All Canadian honours.
The RDC men’s squad placed sixth in the team standings. SAIT was first.
Meanwhile, Catherine Alcorn was the top RDC runner on the women’s side, placing 19th in the five km race with a time of 22:46.
The RDC women were seventh in team standings. Grant MacEwan took top spot.
Other RDC results:
Women — Laura Friesen, 24:38, 39th; Danielle Fandrick, 25:21, 44th; Anna Duda, 25:57, 50th; Jenna Ronnie, 26:03, 53rd; Sidney Moss, 26:30, 56th; Nicole Wagner, 29:16, 69th.
Men — Shafe Abdulahi, 34:26; Kyle Nielsen, 36:47; Tim Haasdyk, 37:55; Kevin Buckel, 44:41.