RDC women earn silver, men 4th at ACAC Indoor Track Championships

Jill Stewart helped lead the RDC women's 4 x 400 metre relay team to a silver medal finish.
Jill Stewart helped lead the RDC women's 4 x 400 metre relay team to a silver medal finish.

In Lethbridge, the final day wrapped up at the ACAC Indoor Track Championships. Many Red Deer College student-athletes had strong days on the track and a pair of silver medals were earned on Saturday.

In overall team points, the RDC Women's Indoor Track team earned a silver medal and the RDC men placed 4th.

The RDC women's 4 x 400 metre relay team (Sadie Borgfjord, Jordanna Cota, Shaelyn Moltzahn and Jill Stewart) earned silver with a time of 4:24.35 and picked up 8 team points. The Red Deer College men's 4 x 400 metre relay team (Nathan Goode, Justin Moltzahn, Adam Wass and Nolan Dyck) finished in 4th spot (3:48.36) and added 5 points. 

In the women's 600 metre, Sadie Borgfjord placed 6th (1:45.64) and earned 3 points for Red Deer College. Nathan Goode came in 5th spot (1.31:71) in the men's 600 metre dash and earned 4 points. 

Jordanna Cota had another solid day and finished 4th in the women's 1,500 metre (5:06.90) and picked up 5 team points. In the men's 1,500 metre, Adam Wass placed 10th (4:41.88) and added 1 team point.

Red Deer College Indoor Track Head Coach Kari Elliott was very pleased with the effort and results.

"Across the board our student-athletes knocked it out of the park. Many achieved personal bests this weekend," said Elliott. "The RDC women had an amazing weekend and capped it all off with a 2nd place finish in the relay. Rookie Jill Stewart ran 65 seconds in the anchor leg to bring it home. The athletes showed a tremendous amount of heart."

The 2016-2017 ACAC Indoor Track season is complete and many of these talented student-athletes will shift their preparation towards the ACAC Cross-Country Running season in the fall.