Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) logo. (Contributed graphic)

Red Deer Polytechnic cross country wins combined team trophy at Grand Prix #2

Red Deer Polytechnic Kings and Queens Cross Country Running won the combined team trophy at Running Room Grand Prix #2 Saturday at the University of Alberta’s Augustana campus.

The trophy considers the top three times from each squad. As separate teams, the Kings finished second and the Queens sealed third.

Red Deer’s Devin Saunders (29:52) led the way for the Kings over eight kilometres, finishing sixth among Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference male runners.

First-year Jenica Swartz (25:36) paced the Queens, placing second among ACAC female runners. This performance happened after Swartz scored 11 goals for the Queens Soccer team Friday night, setting the ACAC Women’s Soccer goal scoring record in a single game.

Queens Soccer continued its winning ways Saturday. RDP improved to 3-1 on the season after topping the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings 8-1.

Red Deer’s Corbynn Fujimoto led the way offensively for Red Deer Polytechnic with three goals. Both Alisha Coules and Sofia Quinteros scored twice. Sherwood Park’s Paige Kalbfleisch capped off the Queens’ scoring in the 80th minute.



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