Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 06:00 am
The finals in the 51st annual Edmonton and area Tournament of Champions start tonight at 7 p.m. at Jasper Place Curling Club.
St. Albert rinks skipped by Lauren Jenkyns, Doug McLennan and Craig King competed in Tuesday’s semifinals but scores were unavailable at press time.
Jenkyns, third Kathy Piper, second Laurie Schreiner and lead Cindy Bobowik are shooting to become the third St. Albert women’s rink and the first since 2010 to win cities.
McLennan, third Alison Howes, second Colin Jenkyns and lead Lauren Jenkyns won St. Albert’s first mixed crown at cities in 2010 and were finalists last year.
Last year King, last-rock shooter Jamie King, second Ralph Killips, lead Brian Pfeifer and several alternates won their third championship in eight years at cities.
Four qualifiers from the 12-team men’s, mixed and women’s double-knockout draws played in Tuesday’s semifinals.
The Jenkyns, McLennan and King rinks are perennial President’s Cup playoff winners at the St. Albert Curling Club.
Online registration for the fourth annual Leading Edge RunWild in St. Albert ends April 29 at midnight.
Visit www.runwild.ca to register for the May 4 event.
As of Monday, 1,574 runners had entered the 42.2-kilometre marathon, 21.1-km half-marathon run/walk, 10 km run/walk, five km run/walk and the WildOnes Kids MaraFun for six- to 12-year-olds.
Last year’s online registration total was 1,762, compared to 1,622 in 2012 and 1,650 in the inaugural 2011 competition.
The RunWild start times in front of St. Albert Place are 7 a.m. for the marathon, 7:05 a.m. for the half-marathon run/walk, 7:20 a.m. for the 10 km run/walk and 7:30 a.m. for the five km run/walk.
The finish area is located on Taché Street.
The Marafun goes at 12 noon from the event stage at the event village in Lions Park.
Last year’s RunWild winners were Caine Warburton of Australia in the marathon (2:44:10), Robert Brunelle of Edmonton for the second-straight year in the half-marathon (1:22:02), Corey Halabi of Edmonton in the 10 km (37:22) and William Lampe of Edmonton in the five km (19:42).
The fastest females were Cassandra Fennell of Edmonton in the marathon (3:27:08), Melanie Muise of Edmonton in the half-marathon (1:36:28), Kelly Stott of St. Albert in the 10 km (44:33) and Melina Kuerschner of Edmonton in the five km (19:40).
The RunWild is hosted by Leading Edge Physiotherapy in support of Edmonton’s Zebra Child Protection Centre and the St. Albert 50+ Club.
For more information, email Anita Cassidy at email@example.com.