RDC runner walks away with top honour

RDC cross-country running star, Jodi Sanguin, has been honoured by the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association.

RDC cross-country running star, Jodi Sanguin, has been honoured by the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association.

Sanguin, who is in her second year with the RDC team after graduating from Notre Dame, is the featured female athlete of the week in the CCAA.

Sanguin finished in the top two in two of the first three races on the Grand Prix circuit, including a first in the RDC George McFadzean Memorial run.

Meanwhile a pair of golfers were named the Moxie’s Classic Grill RDC athletes of the week.

Caitlin Kelliher of Lacombe, who won the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s individual title, received the top female award while Jordan Stevens of Calgary took top male honours.

Stevens helped the RDC team to a third-place finish in the ACAC finals.

• The main thing on the local college schedule this week is the volleyball Kings Service Plus Inns Challenge Cup tournament, which runs Friday through Sunday.

The 16-team tournament opens Friday at 4:30 p.m.

The RDC Kings Black, which consists of the RDC starters, will compete in Pool A in the main gym. They meet the Canadian Mennonite University of Winnipeg at 4:30 p.m. and clash with The Kings’s University College of Edmonton at 8:30 p.m. They face Camrose Augustana University Vikings Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Kings Green squad, which consists of the team’s bench players, competes in Pool B in the Kevin Sirois Gym. They face Lakeland College at 4:30 p.m. Friday and take on Keyano College of Fort McMurray at 8:30 p.m. They clash with Assiniboine College of Brandon, Man, at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Pool C and Pool D both play round-robin matches at Lindsay Thurber.

The RDC Alumni B team competes in Pool C with MacEwan Griffins, Selkirk College of Castlegar, B.C. and Olds. Pool D has the RDC Alumni A squad along with Grande Prairie, College of the Rockies of Cranbrook, B.C., and Red River College of Winnipeg.

The top two teams in each pool advance to the quarter-finals, which go at 8 p.m. Saturday. The semifinals are set for 11 a.m. Sunday and the final at 3 p.m.

• The hockey Queens will meet the Red Deer Sutter Fund midget AAA Chiefs in exhibition play Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Arena.

• The soccer teams play a twin bill in Medicine Hat Saturday and Sunday.

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