Dunn Runs Good at XC Provincials
10/27/2012 - Keyano Huskies Becky Dunn placed a respectable 22th at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference 2012 Cross Country provincials held earlier today in Camrose and hosted by the Augustana Vikings.
Dunn ran a 23:01 for five kilometres. Winning time was 19:14 by Concordia Thunder's Marriya Jenkins in a field of 77 runners.
Dunn finished the season 19th overall in the standings.
Huskies Jennifer Arneson clocked a 25:55 for 49th place and 40th overall in league standings.
In men’s eight kilometre distance Dean Lewis finished 65th in the provincial meet and 53rd overall in league performance. He clocked at 40:05 time today.
Crossing the finish line first was Red Deer Kings Devin Woodland at 27:23 in a field of 70..
Dunne Doing Fine
Competing in the five kilometre run Huskies Becky Dunne finished 12th in the field of 57 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference runners with a clocking of 23:27 which was also good enough for 27th overall in the open field of 95.
Dunne is enrolled in first year of Masters in Communications and is from St. John’s, Newfoundland Holy Heart of Mary High School.
Desiree Denney, 26:54, 40th ACAC, 62nd overall; Jennifer Arneson, 27:19, 45th ACAC, 64th overall and Nicole Byrne, 34:15, 57th ACAC, 95th overall, rounded out the Huskies performances.
The open winner was former ACAC champion Jodi Sanguin in a 19:44 clocking and top ACAC runner was Concordia Thunder Marriya Jenkins at 20:04 and third overall.
Huskies hit the X-Country Trails
09/30/2012 - Keyano College Huskies have some new faces and new laces as they took part in their first Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference cross-country competition Saturday with three runners competing at the Non-Conference Grand Prix #4 hosted by the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings in Camrose.
Competing in the women’s 5 Kilometre run Becky Dunne placed 17th amongst ACAC runners and 25th overall in the field of 88 runners.
Huskies Desiree Denney placed 38th ACAC and 56th overall with a clocking of 25:34
Veteran Jennifer Arneson came in at 26:37 for 47th in the field of 54 ACAC entries and 88th overall.
The event was won by Jessica O'Connell with a time of 18:19. Top ACAC finisher was Grant MacEwan Griffins' Alexandra Gordichuk fourth overall in 19:56.
Non-Conference Grand Prix #1
September 8, 2012
Hosted by GPRC
Non-Conference Grand Prix #2
September 15, 2012
Hosted by Red Deer College
Non-Conference Grand Prix #3
September 22, 2012
Hosted by Olds College
Non-Conference Grand Prix #4
September 29, 2012
Hosted by U of A - Augustana
Non-Conference Grand Prix #5
October 13, 2012
Hosted by NAIT
October 27, 2012
Hosted by U of A-Augustana
CCAA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 10, 2012 - St. Lambert, QC
Hosted by Champlain College
ACAC CHAMPIONSHIP - Edmonton, Alberta
Hosted by Concordia University College of Alberta
Wiley Joins X-Country
by Trevor Howlett
Fort McMurray TODAY
08/14/2012 - Alberta Sport Development Centre training specialist Charity Wiley has taken on the role of co-head coach of the Keyano College Huskies cross country running team, alongside last year’s coach Deon Flynn.
The McMurrayite competed in high school cross country while attending Father Patrick Mercredi High School and is excited to serve as a head coach for the first time.
“Deon’s going to kind of mentor me and if he ever leaves I’ll be the one to take over,” said Wiley. “It’s going to be a learning experience, so I’m kind of happy that Deon is going to be there mentoring me, but I’m really excited.”
The Huskies cross-country team hasn’t been able to attract a lot of athletes in the past few seasons, but Wiley is hoping that working with the local high schools will help bring runners to the team.
“The plan is to start from the ground up, one thing that’s been missing is working with the high schools and recruiting the local athletes that come up,” said Wiley. “Really I know the highs schools struggle with that as well, but I want to help build the sport within the high school first and then have them trickle into Keyano under my direction.”
Wiley said she expects the team will be in development this year, but she thinks the team can improve every year. She’s hoping to do some recruiting during orientation. Compared to other teams, cross country has a light schedule but students will still be eligible for athletic bursaries.
The Huskies cross country team typically competes in two events per season as well as provincials. Wiley wants her athletes to train with her three days a week as well as independent training, but she would certainly welcome athletes from other Keyano teams to compete in cross country.
“Any of the Huskies athletes that would express interest in doing a little training early are encouraged to come out,” said Wiley. “Obviously it would conflict with soccer, but for basketball, volleyball and hockey now we have the ability to work with them. Maybe the rookies who want a little extra strength and conditioning could come and compete and get ahead of the game for their other team.”
Mike Connolly(Men's BasketballCoach and Athlete Services Manager) presents Adrienne Killick with Keyano Huskies October Athlete of the Month
11/04/2011 - Profile on Adrienne Killick - Keyano College Huskies Athlete of the Month for October. Adrienne, in her first year of competitive running, improved her time at every ACAC meet. She was one of four athletes honoured for September and October. Other profiles will follow
BIRTHDATE: March 24, 1992
HOMETOWN: Fort McMurray
HIGH SCHOOL: St. Paul's Academy (online)
NY NICKNAMES YOU MAY HAVE AND WHY? Everyone I've known for a long while calls me Adri.
REASON FOR CHOOSING KEYANO: I can live at home, it’s cheaper, a good stepping stone for when I go to University, and I wanted to stay in the Mac for another year!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN COUNTRY RUNNING?
Competitively, this is my first year. Besides that I've always entered races as cross-training for cross-country skiing. It has been super fun to get back into the competition. Cross-country running has been so good for me this year!
OTHER SPORTS PLAYED AND TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS AND PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
I competitively cross-country skied from a young age. My whole family has been really involved in the sport. One of my best results was 5th at Nationals in 2008.
I played for a high-school soccer team in Canmore which was a lot of fun!
This summer I volunteered for KAOS radio station which was super fun. I have helped out with face painting, etc. for other random events.
LIST ANY FAMILY MEMBERS THAT HAVE PLAYED POST SECONDARY SPORTS OR HIGHER. NAME THEIR SPORT AND ACHIEVMENTS:
All my family! Anthony, my oldest brother has been cross-country skiing since a youngster, competing in the University Games in Istanbul Turkey
last year. His sprinting has been his strongpoint. Recently he has picked up mountain biking and has good results from that as well.
Graeme, second oldest is on the senior national team. He is constantly traveling the world for competitions and training camps. He has had many good results, winning several national races and good placing’s in international races.
Micah, my younger brother has also been passionate about cross country skier, raking in the good results and constantly training with solid dedication.
Traveling, cooking, music, soccer, taking pictures, making movies… a little bit of everything!
BELOW IS A SIMPLE ONE ANSWER FOR EACH. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE?
MOVIE: The Scarlet Pimpernel
TELEVISION SHOW: Anything on the Food Network or TLC
BOOK: Pride and Prejudice
SONG: Over the Rainbow or Don't Stop Believin'
FOOD: Indian butter chicken with naan bread
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS ATHLETE: Becky Scott
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAM: Oilers
Running in Cowtown
Saturday, 22 October 2011 08:02
Keyano College Huskies fielded two cross country runners at the recent Alberta colleges Athletic Conference Exhibition Grand Prix #4 in Calgary.
Adrienne Killick placed 28 in a field of 52 ACAC runners with a time of 23:36 for the five kilometer distance. Overall she placed 47th in the open field of 90 in the women’s division.
Teammate Natalie Tryon clocked a 26:36 for 47th among ACAC ranks and 76th overall.
On the Run Again
Monday, 19 September 2011 12:16
Keyano college Huskies fielded two cross country runners at the recent Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Exhibition Grand Prix #2 in Lloydminster.
Adrienne Killick placed 24 in a field of 38 ACAC runners with a time of 26:57 for the five kilometer distance.
Overall she placed 29th in the open field of 50 in the women’s division.
Teammate Natalie Tryon clocked a 30:49 for 33rd among ACAC ranks and 38th overall.
Winner of the event was Jennifer Norminton RRAC at 20:30 while the top collegiate runner was Alexandra Gordichuk of Edmonton’s Grand MacEwan University at 21:34.
Keyano Runners in Camrose
Monday, 18 October 2010 00:01
October 18, 2010- In Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference cross country running Keyano College Huskies Damarais Lichti placed 19th out of a field of 58 in Grand Prix #5 hosted by Augustana College Vikingsi n Camrose, Alberta yesterday.
Lichti clocked a 22:19 on the five kilometer course. The winning time for an ACAC competitor was 19:12 by Red Deer College’s Jodi Sanquin.
Huskies Ashlet Bernard finished 51st with a 27:16 performance.
Huskies Kevin Loo clocked a respectable 35:37 in men’s eight kilometer distance. The event was won by running machine Willy Kimsosp of Lethbridge Community College in 19:12.
Lichti once again on Pace
Monday, 04 October 2010 13:44
Keyano College Huskies women’s cross country running ace Damarais Lichti placed fifth at the recent Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Grand Prix #4 held in Edmonton and hosted by Grand MacEwan.
Lichti clocked an impressive time of 22:22 in the 5 kilometre run.
Teammates Shellan Peddle, 27:39 and Ashley Bernard, 27:04 placed 54th and 49th respectively. The winner was Shari Boyle in a time of 18:56
Huskies males Anthony Carter, Kevin Woo and Brian Kawiliza placed 43rd, 46th and 66th respectively with eight k times of 35:49; 35:57 and 39:21. Lethbridge College’s Kip Kangogo dominated the competition with an outstanding performance of 26:23.
Lichti With a Final Kick
Tuesday, 28 September 2010 17:52
September 27, 2010- Keyano College Huskies women’s cross country managed to crack the Top 4 at the recent Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Grand Prix #3 held in Red Deer with Damarais Lichti clocking a time of 23:59 in the 5 kilometer run.
Teammates Shellan Peddle, 28:31 and Ashley Bernard, 28:42 placed 42nd and 44th respectively in the 53 runner field. The winner was Jodi Sanquin of Red Deer College with a clocking of 21:00.
Held in conjunction with the George McFadzean Memorial Cross Country Races, the top Huskies male competitor was Kevin Woo placing 39th with a time of 40:40 in the eight k run. Anthony Carter was 42nd in the field of 52 with a time of 42:55. Lethbridge College’s Willy Kimosop continues of dominate the competition with an ourstanding performance of 28:32.
Never Assume the Impossible
Monday, 20 September 2010 17:26
By Curtis J. Phillips, ACAC Sports Writer, Keyano Sports Information Officer
09/19/2010….Fort McMurray- Growing up and living on a wine vineyard one would assume that you would have tasted or at least supped from the odd bottle of wine.
Growing up on a poultry farm one would assume that you would have had, at least once, tasted scrambled eggs for breakfast.
Well, assume as you may, but despite the fact that he grew up only 100 metres from the Atlantic ocean, Keyano College’s cross country team coach Deon Flynn had never learned to swim until three years ago. Now at age 37, he is a triathlete on the world stage.
Flynn, along with two other members of Fort McMurray’s Northern Lights Triathlong Club, returned recently from the 2010 ITU Sprint World Champtionship which was held in Budapest, Hungary.
Hungary is a long long away from his place of birth (Croque, Newfoundland) and instead of taking in the sights of one of the most beautiful cuties in the world with Andrassy Avenue, Buda Castle Quarter, Heroe’s Square and the amazing banks of the Danube…Flynn decided to torture his body by pushing it to its mental and physical limits by swimming 750 metres, cycling 20 kilometres and then running five kilometers in a little over one hour!
Flynn finished the event in a personal best time of 1:06:52 placing 18th in his age group (Male 35-39) and was also top Canadian in same age group.
“The whole event was a great experience,” said Flynn. “Joining the (Northern Lights Triathlon Club) helped me bridge the gap where you are a swimmer, a cyclist or a runner. I have a history of running so that took care of itself.”
Although it was only his fourth triathlon- all achieved within one year- it is truly amazing that he competed in the event at all.
“I was running the pool one day (about two and a half years ago) and I decided that maybe I should switch to triathlon because of the pounding my knees had been taking.
“I thought maybe that I should teach myself how to swim. So I spent hours and hours observing people swim and I learned to do it on my own.
“I could not swim a stroke before that. It was on my birthday (age 34) that I got into the pool and it took me four or five attempts to finish one length (25 metres) and I was exhausted.”
Growing up in the small fishing village of Croque, Newfoundland, maybe “60 or 70 people,” recalls Flynn; his house was probably less than 100 metres from the water’s edge.
“We were right on top of it but we were taught to stay out of the water,” replies Flynn to the simple truth.
Now 37 years later, Flynn placed “in the middle of the pack” of the swimming portion of the world championships with a respectable time of 12:39.