Vikings Cross-Country Running set to host the Running Room Grand Prix #2

Photo: Robert Renman
Photo: Robert Renman

The rich history of Cross-Country Running in Camrose continues this Saturday, October 2nd when nine visiting ACAC running teams roll into town for the Running Grand Prix #2 at the Stoney Creek Centre.

It's been a long 721 days since the Vikings last hosted an ACAC running event on October 12, 2019, but the wait is over. 

The Vikings will continue to build towards the ACAC Cross-Country Running Championship on October 30th, looking for their first ACAC title since 2010-11 when the men captured the title. Meanwhile, the women will be in the hunt for thor first since 2006-07.

This season marks the 24th year that Head Coach Gerhard Lotz has been at the helm, while Co-Head Coach Robert Renman dials in for his 19th year. Combined the two coaches have been named ACAC coach of the Year six times and have guided the Vikings to five national championships.

Vikings to Watch

Chloe Funnell - The first-year Vikings ran an impressive race in her ACAC debut. After the Grand Prix #1 Funnell was the highest finisher for the Vikings, just missing the podium in fourth place with a time of 30:30, helping the women's team to a second-place finish.

Ben Nawrot - Will look to help guide the men's team to get into the top three teams in this weekend's race. The second-year Viking finished 10th in the first Grand Prix and will look to build off his time of 36:18.

Reese Bendiksen - Entering her second-year with the Vikings, Bendiksen will surely be a strong competitor as she makes her season debut this weekend. In 2019, she was named to the ACAC All-Conference Cross-Country Women's Running team, before finishing 10th at the CCAA National Championship.

 

Fans wishing to attend this weekend's events are asked to review the Vikings COVID-19 update.