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.