MacDonald top Albertan at nationals

VANCOUVER — Kieran McDonald of RDC was the top Albertan in the Canadian junior eight-kilometre cross-country running championship during the weekend.

VANCOUVER — Kieran McDonald of RDC was the top Albertan in the Canadian junior eight-kilometre cross-country running championship during the weekend.

McDonald finished 21st in 25 minutes 47.6 seconds. Dylan Brown of Newmarket, Ont., won in 24:32.3.

Matt Hope of Hunting Hills, who won the provincial high school senior championship, placed 31st in the 19-and-under junior division at 26:05.3 while 14-year-old Eric Lutz was in impressive 63rd at 26:36.3.

Mitch Dore came in at 27:18.6 and was 81st with Adrian Christ (28:08.1) 124th and Noah Mulzet (29:15.3) 141st.

Former RDC star Jodi Sanguin placed 23rd in the senior women’s 7km run in 25:12.8 with Megan Brown of Toronto winning in 23:05.3.

Devin Woodland of RDC was 75th in the senior men’s 10km race with a time of 35:36.5. Cam Levins of B.C. won in 29:41.5.

It was the second weekend in a row Woodland has experienced breathing problems during the race. He was in 52nd position, 6km into the race, when it bothered him.

Jordanna Cota of Hunting Hills led then local contingent in the junior women’s 5km race, finishing 82nd at 19:16.2. Sefrah Daviduck of Lindsay Thurber was 117th at 20:20.8 and Alex Johnson of Hunting Hills 134th at 22:08.4.

Jillian Forsey of Stephenville, Nfld., was first at 17:21.4.