Shayla Sklaruk and Devin Saunders were the RDC Athletes of the Week. (Photo courtesy of RDC Athletics)

Cross country runners earn RDC Athlete of the Week honours

After their performances at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Cross Country Running National Championships, Devin Saunders and Shayla Sklaruk were honoured as RDC Athletes of the Week.

Saunders, a second-year Business Administration student from Red Deer had a strong showing in challenging weather conditions at nationals in Grande Prairie. Saunders led the Kings to their first-ever national bronze medal, finishing 10th over the 8-kilometre course individually in a time of 29:33.32 at the event in Grand Prairie. His performance earned a spot on the CCAA Men’s Cross Country Running All-Canadian team.

Sklaruk, a second-year Bachelor of Education student was the top Queens runner at the event under snowy and cold conditions, finishing 11th in the 6km race in a time of 26:50.53. The Stony Plain product helped the Queens to a fourth-place team finish, missing out on the podium by one point.

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