Kodiaks cross country heads for CCAA national championships

Nov. 10, 2016 – Four members of the Kodiaks cross country team will carry Lethbridge College’s banner into action at the CCAA national championships this weekend in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

The Kodiaks women’s team is led by star Rachel McKenzie (a fourth year Nursing student from Nelson, B.C.) who won every ACAC race she participated in this season, including a gold medal at the ACAC championships two weeks ago in Grande Prairie where she was also awarded the ACAC runner of the year honour. Emily Spencer (a first year Nursing student from Calgary) will also represent the women’s team after earning an ACAC bronze medal and winning the ACAC rookie of the year award.

On the men’s side, ACAC silver medalist Boaz Korir (a second year Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology student from Kenya) and fourth-place finisher Alex Andres (a third year Criminal Justice – Policing student from Wetaskiwin, Alta.) will represent the Kodiaks.

All four Kodiaks runners were named ACAC all-stars. Both the men and women enter nationals in seventh place in the national CCAA rankings. The races take place on Saturday. You can find results on the CCAA website or by following the Kodiaks on Twitter at @LC_Kodiaks.

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The Kodiaks volleyball teams look to keep their momentum building as they play SAIT in a weekend home-and-home series.

The Kodiaks women (3-5) are coming off a sweep of Medicine Hat this past weekend, and now look to continuing climbing the ACAC standings against the Trojans (3-3). Kristine Ward has now moved up to third in the ACAC, averaging 3.42 kills per set.

On the men’s side, the Kodiaks (4-4) earned a split with nationally eighth-ranked Medicine Hat last week, and now look to separate themselves from the Trojans (3-3) as the teams are currently in fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the ACAC south division. Andre Pires has moved up to second in the ACAC, averaging 2.58 digs per set.

The women play at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m. on Friday in the Val Matteotti Gymnasium. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, youth and alumni, $3 for college employees and free for Lethbridge College students. The teams are in Calgary on Saturday. All games can also be viewed on ACAC TV.

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The Kodiaks basketball teams have a light weekend, playing just one game on Saturday at Briercrest. The women’s team (2-0) began the season by sweeping aside SAIT and Medicine Hat last weekend. This weekend, the nationally fourth-ranked Kodiaks look to keep their perfect start in tact against the Clippers (0-2). For the men’s team (1-1), the opening weekend saw them lose to SAIT and Medicine Hat, however, the Rattlers later forfeited after using an ineligible player, so this weekend is a chance to move up as they visit Briercrest (1-1). The women’s game is at 1 p.m. and is followed by the men’s game at 3 p.m. on Saturday in Caronport, Sask. The games can be viewed on ACAC TV.