Sanguin wins final Grand Prix
EDMONTON — Former RDC cross-country star Jodi Sanguin showed she’s still one of the premier runners in the province by capturing the women’s title in the fifth and final Grand Prix race of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference season Saturday.
Sanguin, who is a coach with the RDC team and competing as an open runner, finished the five-kilometre run in 18 minutes 44 seconds, 10 seconds ahead of Lisa Mensink, also an open runner.
Marriya Jenkins of Concordia University College of Alberta led the college runners and was third overall at 20:06 on the hilly and muddy course.
Catherine Alcorn led the RDC contingent, finishing 28th overall at 14th among college runners in a time of 24:15. Anna Duda was 47th and 30th at 26:07.
Other RDC runners were Laura Friesen (52nd, 35th, 26:24), Jenna Ronnie (56th, 39th, 26:35), Kaylee deBoon (71st, 52nd, 28:10), Nicole Wagner (86th, 64th, 31:52) and Rinske Rupt (87th, 65th, 32:14).
Grant MacEwan won the team title with 38 points with Lethbridge at 52. RDC was seventh with 113 points,.
Meanwhile on the men’s side, Devin Woodland once again led RDC, finishing third overall and second among college runners in a time of 28:25 in the 8-km race.
Open runner Jevin Monds was first at 27:46 with Solomon Ngetich of Lethbridge College second at 28:16.
Woodland’s performance was his best effort against Ngetich of Kenya in four races and left him in good spot heading into the ACAC finals, Oct. 27 at Camrose.
Kieran McDonald of RDC was seventh overall and fourth on the college side with a time of 28:54.
Kyle Nielsen of RDC was 67th and 40th among college runners at 39:03 while Tim Haasdyk was 70th and 43rd at 39:31.
Lethbridge won the team title with 34 points, eight ahead of SAIT. RDC was fifth with 84 points.