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Trojans kick off indoor track season in Edmonton

EDMONTON, ALTA., (Jan. 26, 2019) - The SAIT Trojans indoor track team laced them up for their first Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Grand Prix Saturday afternoon.

 

At the event hosted by MacEwan University, the team saw the majority of their success come from the men's side,...

 

For the first time since 2016, the Trojans will host the ACAC Championships. The two-day event will take place at Repsol Sport Centre March 15 and 16.

 

Matthew Travaglini (4th year, London, Ont., Geomatics Engineering Technology) picked up where he left off from a successful indoor track season last year with a first place finish in the men's 1,500-metre race, crossing the finish line in 3:57.88. Teammate Jacques Saayman (3rd year, Fort McMurray, Alta., Bachelor of Business Administration) finished in second spot with a time of 4:25.75.

 

Brant Lauweryssen (2nd year, Calgary, Business Administration) also found the podium, placing third in the men's 600m event in a time of 1:27.69. A third place finish was also secured by women's runner Amanda Vocke (2nd year, Calgary, RTBN), who finished her 1,500m race in 5:31.02.

 

The Trojans will return to action in the season's second Grand Prix event on March 2 back in Edmonton when the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder will play hosts.