Kings and Queens cross-country runners compete at National Championships

By RDC Athletics
November 12, 2017 - 7:59pm

The RDC Queens and Kings Cross-Country Running teams put forth a gutsy effort at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Cross-Country Running National Championships in Blainville, Quebec, and the Queens earned fourth while the Kings placed eighteenth.

Cross-Country Running | November 11 | National Championships | Blainville, Quebec

At the CCAA Cross-Country Running National Championships this past Saturday, the Red Deer College Cross-Country Running teams put in a solid effort in a very competitive field of 20 women's teams (130 runners) and 21 men's teams (134 runners) in Blainville, Quebec.

As a team, the RDC Queens placed 4th nationally and the Kings finished in 18th spot. Jordanna Cota was the top runner for the RDC Queens and individually placed 4th (22:10.5) with a fantastic performance on the 6 kilometre course. Adam Wass (27:22.0) was the top Kings performer and placed 33rd over 8 kilometres.

"While there's some disappointment that our teams didn't place as high as we would have liked, there are many successes to be celebrated. I am very proud of the RDC student-athletes and they showed a lot of heart with several personal bests today,” said Kari Elliott, head coach of RDC Cross-Country Running. “They gave it their all and it has been a great learning experience in Quebec.”

With the top 7 finish, Jordanna Cota was named a CCAA All-Canadian, and the award was presented at the CCAA Awards Banquet and Closing Ceremonies on November 11.

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