Two RDC athletes who were part of memorable performances on the weekend were honoured for their contributions this week.
Runner Shayla Sklaruk and Kings soccer defenceman Turner Johnson were named RDC Athletes of the Week.
Sklaruk, a second-year bachelor of education student captured individual bronze at the Alberta Schools Athletic Association Cross Country Championships and helped the Queens win silver as a team. She was named an ACAC all-conference runner for her time of 24 minutes and 42 seconds in the 6 KM race that earned a bronze medal. Sklaruk will represent the Queens at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships on Nov. 9 in Grande Prairie.
Turner Johnson, a second-year defenceman for the Kings was an integral part of the Kings punching their first-ever ticket to the CCAA National Championships.
The Red Deer native played every minute of all three games at the ACAC Championships. He had an outstanding game against the SAIT Trojans in the semis, scoring the lone goal in regulation and also converted in penalty kicks. Johnson was player of the game for his efforts. He was also solid in a 2-0 loss to the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in the ACAC Championship final. Johnson and the Kings will travel to Oshawa next week and play in the CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship from Nov. 6-9.