Kodiaks claim second straight gold in men's 4x400 metre relay

Feb. 13, 2017 - The Kodiaks indoor track team had another strong showing as they competed in the second ACAC Grand Prix meet of the season over the weekend in Calgary.

A strong collective performance helped the Kodiaks men’s indoor track team earn a team bronze medal at the event. Lethbridge finished just four points behind first place MacEwan and three points behind the SAIT Trojans. 

The Kodiaks men won their second straight gold medal in the 4x400 metre relay, improving their time by more than five seconds. The top individual performance came from Dayton Jans who earned a silver in the 300 metres.

In the 1,000 metres, Moses Chesseret finished fourth, followed by Boaz Korir in fifth, while Cristobal Alvarado finished in fourth place in the 3,000 metres.

The women’s team finished in sixth place overall with 19 points, but were just seven points out of the medals. Kayla Enders was the top-placing Kodiaks runner, finishing in fourth place in the 300 metres, while Emily Spencer finished in fifth in the 3,000 metres in her season debut. 

Co-coach Simon Schaerz was happy with his team's performance and is looking forward to ACAC championships, which will be hosted by Lethbridge College at the 1st Choice Savings Centre from March 3-4. 

“Overall it was a successful meet and now our focus turns to preparing for the ACAC championships” said Simon Schaerz, who is in his third year as a coach with the Kodiaks. “We saw numerous personal bests and season bests this weekend, and we’re excited to see how we perform when the 600m and 1500m events are added at the championships." 

For more information on the The Running Room 2017 ACAC championships, please visit the event's official web page. The meet is part of Lethbridge College's Championship Weekend, presented by Remax Lethbridge, which will also see the Kodiaks play host to the 2017 ACAC Women's Basketball Championships from March 2-4 at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium.