Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics had a big weekend.
The men’s and women’s soccer teams earned Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference bronze medals on Saturday.
The Queens defeated the Concordia University Thunder 1-0 at RDP.
Estel Quinteros, a first-year Bachelor of Science Nursing student, scored the lone goal and was named the North Star Sports Queens Player of the Game.
Later in the day, the Kings defeated the Lakeland College Rustler for bronze.
Kristofer Grobmeier, a Bachelor of Education Secondary student, tied the game 2-2 with seconds left in regulation time. All five of the Kings’ shooters converted on penalty kicks and Red Deer Polytechnic’s goalkeeper Jared St. Thomas thwarted the Rustlers’ second shooter, recording the victory.
Meanwhile, the Kings and Queens Cross Country Running teams had solid outings at the ACAC Championships in Camrose.
The Kings earned silver and the Queens wrapped up bronze. Both teams qualified for the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Cross Country Running National Championships. St. Mary’s University will host nationals on Nov. 13 in Calgary.