Justine Larson (cross country running) and Kristofer Grobmeier (soccer) are Red Deer Polytechnic's Athletes of the Week.
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RDP Athletes of the Week announced

Cross country runner Justine Larson and soccer player Kristofer Grobmeier honoured

A pair of Red Deer Polytechnic Bachelor of Education students have been named Athletes of the Week.

First-year Bachelor of Education student Justine Larson led her cross country running team to a bronze medal finish at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Cross Country Running Championships last Saturday.

In Camrose, the student from Strathmore placed ninth among conference female participants over six km with a time of 26:54. She was only 11 seconds behind seventh spot, which would have sealed a spot on the All-Conference team.

Larson and her teammates will compete at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Cross Country Running National Championships in Calgary on Nov. 13.

Second-year Bachelor of Education student Grobmeier played an instrumental role in helping the Red Deer Polytechnic Kings Soccer team earn ACAC bronze. With seconds ticking down in the bronze medal showdown against the Lakeland College Rustlers, the second-year defender from Red Deer converted a rebound into the back of the Rustlers’ net, evening the contest 2-2.

The game went to penalty kicks where the Kings scored on all five attempts, while the Rustlers missed one opportunity.