“The Guys” rally to win Wolves Alumni X-C Relay

Posted on 2010/10/23

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Grande Prairie’s Darin Hunter made up a one minute deficit on the final leg and propeled The Guys Who Plan to Win This Thing to victory in the featured 3 x 3 km distance at the Wolves Alumni X-C Running Relay at the Wapiti Nordic Ski Trails on Saturday.

Hunter and his team mates Robert Carroll and Paul Oostra defended the title they captured last year, laying down a cumulative time of 35:12, 59 seconds better than the runner up team Wolves – Made From Real Panther (Fiona Benson, Phil Legare Stokes, and Lori Leduc.)   Quick Step (Richard Fletcher, Joe Radench, Duncan Banks) placed third.

The Bezanson Pine Beetles (Anna Vandergiessen, Emily Baker, Britney Tingley) prevailed in the Elementary School 3 x 1 km relay, recording a time of 17:19, 10 seconds better than the Kateri Mission Mohawks #1 (Emily Batt, Mercedes Belcout-Rothe, Sarah Hooper.)  The Bezanson Dust Runners were third.

In the 3 x 2 km Junior High race, the lead runners on leg 1 went badly off course.  Unfortunately, no meaningful Junior High results were recorded.

Individually, the fastest male 3 km leg  was recorded by Hunter (10:49).  Wolves runner Fiona Benson clocked the quickest female 3 km leg (11:27).  Fastest Elementary 1 km legs were run by a pair of Bezanson athletes: Connor Blais (Male –  4:48) and Emily Baker (Female – 5:35)

A total of 26 three person teams contested this year’s relay, the final event in the 2010 Wolves X-Country Running Series.  Full results are posted at https://bcorcorangprc.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/10xcrelayresults.pdf

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