RDC teams win cross-country event on home soil

RDC cross-country runners started their 2019 ACAC season by earning wins on home turf over the weekend.

Paced by Bachelor of Education Elementary student Shayla Sklaruk (25:52.98), the Queens team took top spot followed by Concordia and Augustana.

Individually, RDC’s Shayla Sklaruk (25:52.98) completed the 6 km course first among ACAC women. Concordia’s Ana Zulic (26:05.50) was next and RDC’s Jill Stewart (26:25.55) wrapped up third spot.

Impressively, the RDC Queens had seven student-athletes in the top ten. Caitlin Debree (26:54.11) finished fourth. Teagan Shapka (27:42.64) was sixth. Mackenzie Spinks (28:06.06) placed eighth and Jenna Sahulka (29:09.70) finished tenth.

The RDC Kings also placed first as a group. SAIT took second spot while Augustana placed third.

Concordia’s Leonard Chesoo (25:30.81) was absolutely outstanding over 8 km among ACAC men, taking first. RDC’s Devin Saunders (28:24.98) placed second while SAIT’s Brant Lauweryssen (28:27.52) was less than three seconds behind Saunders in third spot.

A total of four Kings finished in the top ten. RDC’s Will Cebuliak (28:44.92) was fourth. Daniel Szucs (29:14.02) placed sixth and Stephen Rowley (30:55.34) finished ninth.

(RDC Athletics)