A trio of local athletes have committed to run with the Wolves starting in September.
Chris Nelissen, a 2018 graduate of Hillcrest Christian School, is one of the province’s top U20 800m runners. In addition to having great speed, Nelissen is no stranger to longer distances. He has placed at or near the front of numerous local and regional cross country and road races over the years. Nelissen plans to study Education at GPRC.
Lydia Steinke, from this year’s graduating class at PWA, is a multiple NW Zone champion in xc running and track. Short of stature, but big on heart, Steinke has represented the Peace Country in two Alberta Summer Games and five Provincial High School Championships. She is also a highly competitive Scottish dancer. Steinke’s long term goal is to become a nurse. She will enrol in Open Studies this fall.
Another PWA grad, Jordan Lundstrom, completes the incoming trio of Wolves recruits. Primarily known for his xc skiing and mountain biking prowess, Lundstrom also has serious XC running credentials. He placed 13th at this year’s Provincial High School championships. Lundstrom plans to pursue the Power Engineering program at GPRC.
In addition to welcoming three new athletes this fall, Wolves XC is also looking forward to the return of 2014 Wolves Male Athlete of the Year, Hayden Hollowell. A two-time ACAC All Conference XC runner, Hollowell last competed for the University of Saskatchewan five years ago. He plans to start his Millwright apprenticeship training in September.
The Wolves XC Running program is one of the College’s most successful athletics teams, producing five CCAA national champions (3 individuals, 2 teams) over the past 30 years.