A track athlete and hockey player have been named this week’s RDC Athletics Boston Pizza Athletes of the Week.
Shayla Sklaruk, a first year Bachelor of Education student, had an excellent showing at Running Room Grand Prix #1, hosted by MacEwan University.
Sklaruk is credited with being a key member of the RDC Queens Indoor Track team’s second place overall finish.
The talented runner from Stony Plain had an impressive first place finish in the 300 m race (43.51), over two and a half seconds faster than Shaunice Burgers of MacEwan University.
Sklaruk also placed second in the 60 m dash exhibition open (8.42), only two-tenths of a second out of top spot.
Sklaruk and her team are now preparing for Running Room Grand Prix #2 on March 2, which will be the final competition before the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Indoor Track Championships from March 15-16 at Repsol Sport Centre in Calgary.
Elsewhere, Kings hockey player Dylan Thudium is said to have played an important role in helping the Kings defeat the Concordia University Thunder in back-to-back games this past weekend.
In Friday’s 4-1 victory, the Bachelor of Business Administration student recorded two goals, including what turned out to be the winning goal.
Then on Saturday, the fourth-year contributed two goals and one assist, helping lead the Kings to another 4-1 win.
Thudium’s first tally tied the game and his second marker ended up being the winning goal, once again.
As a result, the Sylvan Lake native received the Kings Player-of-the-Game award on Saturday.
With the two victories, the RDC Kings (13-5-1-1) remain near the top of a competitive ACAC Men’s Hockey league.
(With files from RDC Athletics)
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