RDC women’s curling team qualify for ACAC championships

The RDC women’s curling team qualified for the Alberta Colleges championships by posting a 4-2 record in the Winter Regional at Camrose during the weekend. The RDC squad defeated Camrose Augustana, Olds, Concordia and Lakeland, and lost to NAIT and MacEwan. The foursome, consisting of Marla Sherrer, Julie Selvais, Courtney Smith and Sarah Gerrard, will compete in the Alberta Colleges finals Feb. 27-March 1 at Grande Prairie.

The RDC women’s curling team qualified for the Alberta Colleges championships by posting a 4-2 record in the Winter Regional at Camrose during the weekend.

The RDC squad defeated Camrose Augustana, Olds, Concordia and Lakeland, and lost to NAIT and MacEwan. The foursome, consisting of Marla Sherrer, Julie Selvais, Courtney Smith and Sarah Gerrard, will compete in the Alberta Colleges finals Feb. 27-March 1 at Grande Prairie.

Meanwhile, the RDC men’s rink was 3-3 during the weekend and finished in a four-way tie for fourth, then fell 5-4 to Lakeland in a tie-breaker that eliminated the foursome from further play. RDC’s three wins came against Lakeland, Portage and Augustana and the team, consisting of Ryan Dahmer, Jeff Ireland, Paul Maas and Logan Oddie, lost to NAIT, Grant MacEwan and Olds.

The RDC mixed team, featuring Chloe Logelin, Luke Nibourg, Tremayne Smith, Cyril House, Rob Raincock and Cassidy Fegan. was 0-6 during the weekend.

l RDC cross-country runners Jonathan Allan and Noah Arychuk turned in respective second-place times of 37.15 and 9:54.04 in the 300-metre and 3,000m events of the Nike Indoor Challenge at Edmonton during the weekend.

Mitchell Dore and Allan placed seventh and eighth in the men’s 600m with times of 1:33.49 and 1:33.95, and Mark de Wit, a Lacombe high school student, posted a time of 1:35.32. De Wit also had a time of 3:02.18 in the 1,000m.

Arychuk, meanwhile, finished seventh in the 1,500m with a time of 4:38.36 and Andrew Jacobs (10:27.33) and Lucas Plamondon (11:08.49) were fifth and seventh in the 3,000m.

The RDC team placed fourth in the 4×400 relay with a time of 3:56.89 and RDC finished fifth in the team standings with 34 points.

In the women’s division, Anna Duda was sixth in the 600m event in 1:57.72 and Celine de Wit was eighth in 1:58.54. Melissa Ray was eighth in the 1,000m with a time of 4:05.79 and Samantha DeBree and Robyn Hebert were eighth (5:53.38) and 11th (6:07.77) in the 1,500m.

Laura Friesen placed fifth in the 3,000m with a clocking of 12:52.18 and the 4×400 relay team was fifth in 5:03.60, a 10-second improvement from the previous weekend’s meet.

The RDC team was tied with SAIT in the points standings with 19.

Hunting Hills High School runner Dina Iatrou posted a time of 3:15.19 in the women’s 1,000m.

l Kings basketball player JP LeBlanc and curler Julie Selvais are the RDC Boston Pizza men’s and women’s athletes of the week.

LeBlanc netted 18 points in a Saturday win over SAIT, including four from the free-throw line in the late stages of the contest. LeBlanc, who also added four assists in the game and is averaging 15.5 points per game in his last four outings, was named RDC player of the game.

Selvais, tossing third stones, made a clutch shot for the RDC women’s curling team in the Winter Regional at Camrose, freezing to an opposition rock in the eighth end of a must-win game. The RDC rink won twice on the final day of the tournament to qualify for the Alberta Colleges championship.

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