The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings Indoor Track team finished first and the Queens finished second at the Running Room Grand Prix #1 at Concordia University this weekend. (Contributed photo)

The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings Indoor Track team finished first and the Queens finished second at the Running Room Grand Prix #1 at Concordia University this weekend. (Contributed photo)

Busy weekend for Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics

The Kings and Queens Indoor Track teams brought home medals to cap off a busy weekend for Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics.

The Kings finished first and the Queens finished second at the Running Room Grand Prix #1 at Concordia University this past Saturday.

Red Deer Polytechnic will host Running Room Grand Prix #2 on Feb. 19.

In hockey, the Queens (4-1) topped the Olds College Broncos in a 4-2 road win Thursday thanks to goals from Madison Sansom, Natalie Buttle, Jailyn Bablitz and Kiera Mulder. The Queens then shut out the Broncos at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre Friday – goaltender Madison Fox made 21 saves.

Meanwhile, Kings Hockey (4-1-1-0) beat the Briercrest Clippers 3-0 on Friday and Saturday. In Friday’s game, RDP goaltender Arik Weersink turned aside 44 shots for the shutout, while Kyle Salaway, Hayden Clayton and Tucker Scantlebury had the goals. In Saturday’s win, Salaway, Sean Michalevich and Erik Miller scored, and Weersink earned the 34-save shutout.

Kings Volleyball picked two wins over the Ambrose University Lions on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the Kings won in four sets (25-23, 25-18, 21-25, 29-27) with first-year Nicholas Possingham receiving the Kings Player of the Game, contributing nine kills, two assists, a pair of digs and a block. The first-place Kings (9-1) then swept the Lions Saturday (25-18, 25-16, 26-24).

Queens Volleyball also picked up two wins over the Lions. RDP first downed the Lions in four sets (25-20, 22-25, 25-15, 25-23) on Friday, as Anna Carlson (11 kills), Tess Pearman (11 kills) and Jadyn Leong (10 kills) led the Queens’ offence. The first-place Queens (10-0) then swept the Lions Saturday (25-12, 25-17, 26-24).

Kings Basketball and Queens Basketball both had two games scheduled against the Ambrose University Lions on Friday and Saturday, but all of the games were postponed.



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