Wolves Cross Country Running and Indoor Track
Wigmore Gets it Done - Wins ACAC Championship
Coming off back-to-back silver medals in the past two provincial championships, Wolves runner Jamie Wigmore finally captured the big prize Saturday with an emphatic victory in the 2015 ACAC Cross Country Running Championship in Lethbridge.
Wigmore took the lead at the 400m mark of the flat and fast 5 km course, gradually built up a 150m gap, and then cruised to victory in a time of 18:40, 33 seconds better than 2012 ACAC champion Mariya Jenkins of Concordia University. Lethbridge College’s Emily Lucas placed third.
With her victory, Wigmore becomes only the third GPRC women runner to win an ACAC individual championship. Tara Lee Stillwell took the top spot in 1999, and Mirelle Martens took gold last year.
In a very close team competition, the Wolves women placed fourth with a team score of 50, a mere 3 points shy of the bronze medal and only 18 points out of the top spot. Lethbridge College, Concordia University, and Red Deer College placed 1-2-3 respectively.
The other Wolves women finishers included Maria Houle (8th), Christie Shepherd (20th), Kirsten Manz (24th), Ashley Camsell (25th), Emily Whalen (46th), and Tamica Campbell (51st).
Brandon Wladyko led the GPRC men with a 7th place finish. Joel Demarcke finished 15th, Josh Malmsten recorded a 22nd place mark, and Kyle Murray was 37th. Collectively, the Wolves men were the 5th place team behind the winning Lethbridge College.
Later on Saturday afternoon, the ACAC gave out its cross country season’s awards. Wigmore was named ACAC Grand Prix Champion and ACAC Female Runner of the Year. Brandon Wladyko and she were also named to the 2015 ACAC All Conference Cross Country Running team.
Next up for the cross country Wolves is the 2015 CCAA National Cross Country Running Championships in Brockville, ON on November 14.
Wigmore Continues to Roll; Wolves Men 3rd at ACAC #5
GPRC Wolves runner Jamie Wigmorewon her third ACAC race in a row on Saturday at ACAC #5 – the Augustana Open in Camrose.
Wigmore covered the hilly 5 km course in 19:22, 30 seconds ahead of the second college runner Mariya Jenkins of Concordia University.
In the team standings, the # 7 CCAA ranked Wolves women struggled, finishing 5th. Maria Houle cramped badly and could only manage 33rd place, well below her usual ranking. The other GPRC women finishers included Kirsten Manz (20th), Ashley Camsell (21st), and Tamica Campbell (37th).
The top two CCAA teams in the nation,Lethbridge College and Concordia University placed first and second respectively.
The Wolves men fared a bit better, placing third in the college men’s standings. As he’s done all season, Brandon Wladyko led the GPRC runners placing fifth among the ACAC men. Joel Demarcke (12th), Josh Malmsten (23rd), and Kyle Murray(29th) were the other Wolves finishers.
Wolves Athletics Club runner Hayden Hollowell finished 15th in the open category.
Lethbridge College and Concordia University also went 1-2 in the men’s team standings.
Wolves Women Continue their Winning Ways at ACAC #2
The GPRC Wolves Women’s XC Running Team opened their 2015 season the same way they ended their 2014 season: with another victory. Fielding a full team for the first time this fall, the Wolves defeated Concordia University Edmonton and U of Alberta – Augustana in ACAC Race 2 – The Steve Burgess Memorial at the Wapiti Nordic Trails on Saturday.
The local squad was led by 4th year runner Jamie Wigmore who placed first amongst the college women (and second overall). Wigmore recorded a time of 20:40 for the extremely hilly 5 km loop. Teammate Maria Houle placed third. Other Wolves’ finishers included Christie Shepherd (6th), Ashley Camsell (8th), Kirstin Manz(11th), Ciera Verduzco (22nd), Tamica Campbell (23rd), and Emily Whalen (25th).
The overall winner of the women’s 5 km race was the Running Room’s Jen Norminton (20:30).
Brandon Wladyko was the top GPRC male placing second in the men’s 8 km in a time of 30:20. Joel Demarcke (8th), Josh Malmesten (10th), and Kyle Murray (15th) were the other Wolves’ finishers.
Concordia’s Kirk Sundt was the top 8 km runner (28:11). The Concordia men won the team title ahead of second place University of Alberta – Augustana. The Wolves placed third.
152 athletes of all ages and abilities took part in this year’s Steve Burgess Race. Full results are posted on the Wolves XC Running Series website.
Race #3 in this year’s Wolves XC Running Series, the Bezanson Bog, goes next Saturday. The GPRC Wolves varsity team next sees ACAC action on October 3 when they travel to Calgary to participate in ACAC #4 – The SAIT Open.
Good Start for Cross Country Wolves
A limited squad of GPRC Wolves Cross Countryrunners contested ACAC #1 – The Concordia Open in Ardrossan on Saturday and posted some impressive early season results.
Veteran Jamie Wigmore, last year’s ACAC silver medalists, placed second among the college runners, recording a time of 19:59 for the 5 km women’s distance. Teammate Kirsten Manz placed 19th.
Lethbridge College rookie Emily Lucas won the race in a time of 19:21. Lethbridge also took the team title.
In the men’s 8 km race, second year Wolves runner Brandon Wladyko had his best-ever ACAC finish, placing 5th in a time of 30:11, three minutes behind winner Edwin Kaitany from Lethbridge. Wolves runners Joel Demarcke (11th – 32:04) and Josh Malmsten (13th – 34:40) also took part.
Edmonton’s Concordia University won the men’s team title. Neither Wolves team fielded the minimum number of four runners to record a team place.
A full Wolves squad of both women’s and men’s runners will contest ACAC #2 – The Steve Burgess Memorial in Grande Prairie next Saturday.
Wolves Runners Dominate Summer’s End Road Race
Wolves Athletics Club athletes executed a pair of podium sweeps at the 2015 Summer’s End Road Races in Fairview on Saturday.
In the men’s 10 km event, Hayden Hollowellbested all runners, recording a time of 35:44, over 3 minutes ahead of second placer Eric Nooy. Josh Malmsten was third.
Jamie Wigmore topped the women’s field in the 5.5 km, stopping the clock in 21:45. High school runners Kailey Bratland and Brittany Duvall placed second and third respectively.
Other winners included Grade 9 student Jordan Lundstrom (men’s 5.5 km) and Grande Prairie’s Marlene Corcoran (women’s 10 km).
The Summer’s End Road Races was Event #1 in the 2015 Wolves Cross Country Series. Event #2, the Steve Burgess Memorial, takes place on September 19 at the Wapiti Nordic Ski Trails in Grande Prairie.
XC Wolves Women take 2014 ACAC Championship!
XC Wolves Shine at CCAA Cross Country Nationals
Second year runner Jamie Wigmore took on the top female college runners in Canada on Saturday, and fell just short of the top prize.
Competing in the 2013 CCAA Cross Country Running Championships in Toronto, Wigmore ran at or near the front of the womens 5 km race until the final 500m when she fell off the pace.
At the finish, she ended up in 5th spot, 15 seconds behind the leading trio of MacEwan’s Lesley Koopmans and Vanessa Trofimenkoff and Concordia University College’s Mariya Jenkins who had a blanket finish for the medals.
Based on her top 7 finish, Wigmore was named a First Team Tournament All Star. Notablly, she finished ahead of the 2012 Conference Champions from Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada.
Teammates Amanda Patteson and Kayla Hardy also had strong runs, placing 33rd and 42nd respectively. Christie Shepherd (52nd), Kirsten Manz (69th), and Tori Furstenwerth (81st) were the other Wolves finishers in the womens 5 km.
Collectively, the Wolves women placed 6th in the team standings, two spots higher than in the 2012 CCAA meet.
As he’s done all year, Hayden Hollowell led the Wolves mens team with an 18th place individual finish, 15 spots better than his placing at last year’s Nationals
The Wolves men were the 14th best team on the day. Other Wolves competing included Riley Wallace (32nd), Ian Keefe (100th), Vaughn Marillier (102nd), and Dylan Zambonelli (106th).
Full results are posted at http://www.ccaa.ca/schedules-results-s15139
Silver for Wigmore at ACAC XC Provincials
Second-year Wolves runner Jamie Wigmore ran a season’s best performance on Saturday, placing second among the women at the ACAC Cross Country Running Championships in Edmonton.
Ranked 5th going into the race, Wigmore was leaned out for the win by 2012 silver medalist Vanessa Trofimenkoff of MacEwan University. Both runners were given identical times of 19:14 for the rolling 5 km course. Trofimenkoff’s team mate Lesley Koopman placed third, 15 seconds behind the leading duo.
Wigmore’s strong performance propelled the Wolves women to third place in the team standings, one spot better than their pre-championship ranking. SAIT won the team championship; Lethbridge College placed second.
Individually, the other Wolves women placed as follows: Kayla Hardy (14th), Amanda Patteson (15th), Christie Shepherd (22nd), Kirsten Manz (28th), Tori Furstenwerth (36th), Ashley Camsell (50th), Catherine Geary (54th), Emily Whalen (60th), Calla Scott (61st), Filiz Ozgur (66th), Caryn Clark (69th) and, Amy Alzenburger (83rd).
The Wolves men also had a good day led by Hayden Hollowell who placed 5th and Riley Wallace, who finished 7th. Collectively, the GPRC men placed fourth, equivalent to their pre-championships ranking.
Edwin Kaitnay from Lethbridge captured the gold medal in a time of 26:23 for the 8 km course, 47 seconds ahead of former Wolves runner Devin Woodland, who now represents Red Deer College. The MacEwan University men won the team title, ahead of SAIT and Lethbridge College.
The other Wolves men competitors were Dylan Zambolinni (22nd), Ian Keefe (29th), Vaughn Marillier (30th), Nick Whalen (61st), Julain Camsell (63rd), and Rawat Gaurav (66th).
Based on their top 7 finishes, Wigmore, Hollowell, and Wallace were named ACAC All Conference runners for 2013. In addition, Wigmore was further honoured by being designated as one of 3 All Canadians from the ACAC for this season,.
While the season is over for some of the Wolves runners, the top 8 women and top 5 men will be travelling to Toronto in two weeks for the 2013 CCAA Cross Country Running Championships hosted by Humber College.
Full results will be posted on the ACAC XC Website.
Trio of Wolves post top 10 finishes at Concordia Open XC Running Race
Second year runners Hayden Hollowell, Riley Wallace, and Jamie Wigmore all had strong finishes at ACAC #3 – The Concordia Open in Edmonton on Saturday.
In the mens 8km. Hollowell placed 5th in a time of 28:50, two places and 30 seconds ahead of Wallace. Other Wolves placers included Vaughn Marillier 26th, Dylan Zambonelli 31st, Ian Keefe 33rd, Nicholas Whalen 57th, and Rawat Gaurav 58th.
Assistant coach Joren Manz placed 17th among the Open runners.
In the team competition, the Wolves men were 4th. Lethbridge College placed first.
In the womens 5 km race, Wigmore led the way for the Wolves with a 5th place finish. Kayla Hardy and Amanda Patteson placed 15th and 16th respectively. Christie Shepherd 25th, Tori Furstenwerth 26th, Ashley Camsell 32nd, Kirsten Manz 34th, Emily Whalen 47th, Filiz Ozgur 50th, Calla Scott 57th, and Caryn Clark 61st were the other Wolves finishers.
St Joe’s student Danae Keddie placed fifth among the high school runners.
Like the men, the Wolves women also placed 4th in the team competition. SAIT was the winning school.
Next up for the Wolves team is the XC Relay at the Wapiti Nordic Ski Trails on Oct. 19. The ACAC Championships follow a week later in Edmonton on the same course as the Concordia Open.
Wolves Open Season on 2 fronts
A split squad of GPRC Wolves XC runners opened their 2013 on Saturday in Red Deer and at home at the Wapiti Nordic Ski Trails.
Second-year runner Hayden Hollowell had the best GPRC finish at the ACAC #1 – The Lightning Invitational in Red Deer. Hollowell defeated both 2012′s ACAC gold and bronze medalists enroute to a 2nd place finish among the college men. In the womens race, Jamie Wigmore had a 5th place place among the ACAC women.
With only 4 athletes in total competing, the Wolves did not register team scores in the Red Deer event. Full results, when available, will be posted on the ACAC XC website
Closer to home, the bulk of the Wolves team took part in the Wolves Series #3, the Steve Burgess Memorial Race at the Wapiti Nordic Ski Trails. Third-year runner Amanda Patteson led the way for the women, capturing the title in the Womens 8 km event. Rookie Tori Furstenwerth placed 3rd in the Womens 5 km event.
Assistant coach Joren Manz placed 3rd in the Mens 8 km in the Burgess race, just ahead of Riley Wallace (4th) and Vaughn Marillier (5th).
Full results are linked here
Multiple Podiums for Local Athletes at Track Provincials
Four GP and area athletes combined for 3 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze medal at the 2013 Athletics Alberta Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sherwood Park on the weekend.
Sexsmith’s Greg Student leaped a meet record 11.83m in the triple jump on Saturday to win the Midget Boys gold medal. Student also placed 10th in the 100m.
Wolves Athletics Club runner Joren Manz had two silvers in the Junior Mens category. Manz ran a personal best time of 1:57.15 in the 800m and clocked 50.29 in the 400m.
Teammate Jamie Wigmore subtracted 5 seconds off her previous best time for 800m (2:18.93), capturing the bronze in the Senior Womens race.
Hayden Hollowell also established new personal best times placing 4th in both the 1500 (4:09.28) and 800m (2:01.62 ) in the Junior Mens category. Another Junior athlete, Dylan Zambolini, was 10th in the 1500 (4:35.90) and 9th (2:08.19) in the 800m.
In the Masters 50-64 age category, Bill Corcoran notched a pair of wins taking the 400m in 63.29 and the 800m in 2:27.39.
Full results are posted here
Hollowell Silver in 3000m Steeple Debut at CALTAF Classics
Wolves X-C MVP Hayden Hollowell’s debut in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2013 CALTAF Classic Track Meet in Calgary on June 14 netted him a silver medal. The 19 year old runner recorded a time of 10:18 and set a new Wolves AC club record.
Hollowell also contested the 1500 and 3000 along with team-mate Eric Martinek. In windy conditions, Hollwell recorded times of 4:19 and 9:31, while Martinek posted marks of 4:35 and 9:41.
Jamie Wigmore also made the trip to Cowtown. She set a new personal best time of 2:23.91 in the 800m. Wigmore also ran in the 1500m (5:02).
Full results are posted here
Wolves Runners Win 2013 DHT Press Run 10km
2012-13 Wolves X-C MVPs Hayden Hollowell and Jamie Wigmore continued their winning ways on Saturday, capturing the 10 km events at the 2013 DHT Press Run in Muskoseepi Park. Hollowell clocked 35:17 for the hilly 10 km course, 3 minutes plus ahead of second place finisher Landon Dunbar of Grande Prairie. Wolves alumnus (from a very long time ago) Terry Smith placed third. Wigmore also dominated the womens race. Her winning time of 42:12 was also three minutes clear of the second place finisher, 2011-12 Wolves X-C MVP Maddy Clough. The 21.1 km races were won by Grande Prairie’s Darin Hunter (1:24:30) and Lindsay Tagen (1:36:35). Full results are posted at http://racepro.ca/races/pressrun/index.htm
Wolves Second at ACAC Track Champs
Posted on March 17, 2013 by bcorcorangprc
With a win in the 800m, and three other podium finishes, Jamie Wigmore led the GPRC women to a second place finish at the 2013 ACAC Indoor Track Championships at the Edmonton Garrison on Saturday. Wigmore set four personal best times at the meet. In addition to winning the 800m in a school record time of 2:24, she also had a second place finish in the 400m (64.3), a third place finish in the 1500m (4:55), and anchored the Wolves womens 4 x 400m team to a third place finish (4:41 – school record.) For more information on this story please see the website at http://wolvesac.com/2013/03/17/wolves-second-at-acac-track-champs/
Full results click here
Manz Wins Provincial Junior 400m Indoor Title
Posted on March 4, 2013 by bcorcorangprc
GPRC Wolves runner Joren Manz clocked a school record time of 52.06 for 400m on Saturday and captured the provincial Junior (U19) gold medal at the Athletics Alberta Indoor Championships in Edmonton. For more information on this story please see the website at http://wolvesac.com/2013/03/04/manz-wins-provincial-junior-400m-indoor-title/
Hollowell and Wigmore score top 3 placings at ACAC Indoor #1
Posted on January 29, 2013 by bcorcorangprc
Rookie Wolves athletes Hayden Hollowell and Jamie Wigmore both had podium finishes at the ACAC #1 Indoor Meet at the Edmonton Garrison on Sunday. For more information on this story please see the website at http://wolvesac.com/2013/01/29/hollowell-and-wigmore-score-top-3-placings-at-acac-indoor-1/
Wigmore 12th at CCAA X-C Running Nationals
Posted on November 11, 2012 by bcorcorangprc
As she’s done all year, rookie Wolves runner Jamie Wigmore was the top GPRC athlete at the CCAA Cross Country Running Championships in Montreal on Saturday. The 19 year old Commerce student placed 12th in a time of 19:42 for the lightening fast 5 km course. For her efforts, Wigmore was named as a second team 2012 CCAA Championships Tournament All Star. For more information on this story please see the website at http://wolvesac.com/2012/11/11/wigmore-12th-at-ccaa-x-c-running-nationals-4/
Silver for Wolves Women’s Team, Wigmore 4th at ACAC X-C Championships
For the first time since 2006, the GPRC Wolves Women’s X-C Running team has hit the podium at the ACAC Championships. Under cool, snowy conditions, the #7 nationally ranked GPRC ladies placed second, recording a team score of 47 points, 27 points back of the winning MacEwan University. SAITwas third, 25 points behind the Wolves. For more information on this story please see the website at http://wolvesac.com/2012/10/28/silver-for-wolves-womens-team-wigmore-4th-at-acac-x-c-championships/ Wolves Athletics Club at Athletics Alberta Provincials http://wolvesac.com/2012/10/28/keddie-second-at-aa-provincials-x-c-running-champs/
2012 Wolves Cross Country Running Series Winners Declared
Another successful Wolves Cross Country Running Series has come to a close and winners have been declared in 12 different categories: For more information on this story please see the website at http://wolvesac.com/2012/10/21/2012-wolves-cross-country-running-series-winners-declared/
Wolves Women Move up the Ranks
The CCAA released its Cross Country Running Rankings today and the GPRC Wolves Women's Team has moved up to 7th position. The Women's squad has had some very good races thanks to good running by a number of the team members. This bodes well for the team as they prepare for the ACAC Conference Championships which will be held October 27th. The Men's team has been dealt some hardships with injuries and the illness bug. This has affected the runners and their performances. They will still give all they have at the Championships. Congratulations to the Women on their ranking!
Wolves Women Third at NAIT Open
Based on the unofficial results, the GPRC Wolves Womens X-Country team placed third at the NAIT Openin Edmonton on Saturday. For more information on this story please see the website at http://wolvesac.com/2012/10/14/wolves-women-third-at-nait-open/
Athletic Players of the Week
|Team: Cross Country Running
||Team:Cross Country Running
|Program:Bachelor of Commerce
|Home Town: Vancouver, BC
||Home Town: Kadoma, Zimbabwe
|High School: Grande Prairie C HS
||High School: Hillcrest HS
Runner Jamie Wigmore has made quite a first-impression in her inaugural season with the Wolves. In her first ever x-country race, Jamie placed 7th among the ACAC women in the Augustana Open in September.
Jamie should play a prominent role hopefully leading to a podium placement for the Wolves Women’s team at the ACAC Championships on October 27 in Camrose.
Jamie is a 2nd year Commerce student. She is a 2011 graduate of the Composite High School where she played on the Senior Basketball team.
At 30+ years of age, Vaughn Marillier is not your typical Wolves rookie. After immigrating from Zimbabwe six years ago, Vaughn took up distance running, competing in a number of road races, half marathons, and marathons.
Training with the Wolves has allowed Vaughn to add some speed to his impressive aerobic base. The change of training has paid off; last week he recorded a personal best time of 3:12:46 at the 2012 Kelowna Marathon.
Vaughn is a second-year Open Studies student who plans to pursue a career in nutrition. He plans to be an important part of the Wolves Men’s team seeking a top 10 placing in the 2012 CCAA Cross Country Championship in Montreal in November.
Wolves Women 1-2 in Tumbler Ridge X-Country Race
A small contingent of Wolves cross country runners converged on Tumbler Ridge on Saturday and swept the top two places in the womens 6 km distance at the Ridge Ramble Cross Country Running race. For more information on this story please see the website at http://wolvesac.com/2012/10/07/wolves-women-1-2-in-tumbler-ridge-x-country-race/
October 4 - 6 Happy Thanksgiving!
The Wolves Cross Country Running Team will be participating in the Tumber Ridge Race on Saturday. This is part of the Wolves Cross Country Running series and features participants from Elementary Schools, Junior High Schools, Senior High Schools and Open divisions. Race distances start at 1.3 kms and go to 6 kms. Results will be posted and you can see them by following the links noted at the bottom of this page.
Wolves Teams Fifth at Augustana X-Country Open
Finishing 7th amongst the college runners, Wolves rookie Jamie Wigmore had the best GPRC placing at the Augustana Open X-Country race in Camrose on Saturday. Wigmore, in her first ever x-country race, covered the hilly 5 km course in 21”xx, 3 minutes behind winner Jessica O’Connell of Calgary. For more information on this story please see the website at http://wolvesac.com/2012/09/30/wolves-teams-fifth-at-augustana-x-country-open/
Wolves Plow Through Bezanson Bog
Athletes from the GPRC Wolves X-Country team and the Wolves Athletics Club claimed the top spots at the Bezanson Bog Cross Country Running races on Saturday at the Old Bezanson Townsite. For more information on this story please see website at http://wolvesac.com/2012/09/23/wolves-plow-through-bezanson-bog/
On Monday, September 10 will start our normal practice schedule of Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 5:30 pm
Please contact Coach Rick Scott, rscott @gprc.ab.ca or Bill Corcoran, email@example.com for any further questions in advance.
Edmonton Runners Triumph at Burgess Memorial XC Race
One hundred and forty-two runners of all ages and abilities hit the trails at the Wapiti Nordic Ski Centre on Saturday for the 2012 Steve Burgess Memorial XC Race. For more information on the Burgess Memorial Cross Country Results see the website at http://wolvesac.com/2012/09/09/edmonton-runners-triumph-at-burgess-memorial-xc-race/
Close Finish at DGLW Trail Half Marathon
Grande Prairie’s Ladon Dunbar made a bold move in the final 3 kms to break away from a 4-man pack and win the featured 21 km distance at the Don’t Get Lost in the Woods Trail Races at the Wapiti Nordic Trails on Sunday. For more information on the DGLW see the website at http://wolvesac.com/2012/09/03/close-finish-at-dglw-trail-half-marathon/
Wolves Runners 1-2 at Fairview Road Race
Wolves runners Eric Martinek and Hayden Hollowell topped the field in the featured 11 km distance at the inagural Summer’s End Road Race in Fairview on Saturday. Martinek took an early lead, steadily distancing himself from the pursuing pack. He stopped the clock at 39:19, 2 1/2 minutes ahead of teammate Hollowell.Four other Wolves Athletics Club members also had podium finishes. Marlene Corcoran won the womens 11 km distance, while 15 year old Danae Keddie was the top women in the womens 5.5 km. Bronze medals in the 5.5 km distance were earned by Linnea Saltel and Zach Malmsten.
The Summer’s End Road Race was Race #1 in the 2012 Wolves X-C Running Series. Race #2, the Don’t Get Lost in the Woods Trail Races, go this Sunday at the Wapiti Nordic Trails. the Online Registration deadline is on Friday.
Full results of the Summer’s End Road Races are posted at http://bcorcorangprc.wordpress.com/race-results/2012-wolves-series-race-results/
For results and updates on Wolves Running, please check the following:
Wolves Athletics Club Home page – www.wolvesac.com
Wolves Athletics Club News page- www.wolvesac.com/news/
Wolves Athletics Club – GPRC Varsity Team Page - http://wolvesac.com/gprc-varsity-team/
Wolves Cross Country Series Home Page - http://bcorcorangprc.wordpress.com
Wolves Cross Country Series Race Results Page - http://bcorcorangprc.wordpress.com/race-results/
For more information on Wolves Cross Country Running contact:
Rick Scott, Head Coach
Grande Prairie Regional College
Bill Corcoran, Head Coach
Grande Prairie Regional College