Woodsmen (Nov. 2 Sir Sanford Fleming Competition)
At this past weekend’s UNB Woodsmen Competition the DAL AC Men’s and Women’s A teams once again set the pace with first place victories. The Women’s and Men’s B Teams also had a strong showing placing fourth. Woodsmen athletes who went above and beyond this weekend representing their school with pride are Nellie Wood and Thian Carman.
Below is a list of all the events DAL AC won:
Women’s Pulp Toss
Men’s Pulp Toss
Men’s Single Buck
Men’s Team Swede
Men’s Underhand Chop
Cross Country: Nov. 2 ACAA Championships (Hosted by Holland College)
The ACAA Cross Country Championships had nearly perfect running conditions Saturday at the ski lodge in Brookvale, PEI. DAL AC had a strong showing in both the women’s and men’s races.
For the women’s side, Chloe Toombs was able to move into 3rd place only 19 seconds behind the 1st place finisher, earning her a spot on the All Conference team. Other Dal AC runners were Kim Conrad, coming in 9th, Elise Lawerence 14th, Jillian Shaw and Madison Baillie running in together for 18 and 19, and Keeryung Kwun picking up 25th, even after a fall she was able to pick herself back up and finish in the middle of the pack. The women’s team achieved the overall 3rd place for the ACAA.
On the men’s side, Kieran Thornell continued his gazelle-like dominance, winning the race and bringing home ACAA Cross Country Men’s Athlete of the year. His impressive finish was 1:29 ahead of the 2nd place runner, even with the mud and slippery grass hills on the course. The men’s team won silver overall, with James Van De Sande and Ranthom Ndizihiwe coming in side by side at 8th and 9th place, followed by Jonathan Smith with an impressive push at the end for 12th, and Andrei David finishing at 19th.
The Dal AC Cross Country athletes “left it on the trail” as they were coached to do and can’t wait to train hard for next season.
Equestrian – Nov. 3 – Dal AC Show
Team Dal AC finished another strong showing in the Atlantic Intercollegiate Equestrian League on a beautiful sunny day down in Aylesford. While they were just shy of bringing home a team placing ribbon, the high point rider and reserve high point rider of the day were both from Dal AC!
Walk trot canter : 1st place - Laura Gauthier
Walk trot canter : 3rd place - Julianna Jones
Walk trot canter : 4rh place - Taygan Fancy
Entry under saddle : 1st place - Cailin Lake
Entry under saddle : 8th place - Bridget Kenny
Novice under saddle : 2nd place - Chloe Foye
Novice under saddle : 8th place - Eve Godin
Intermediate under saddle : 4th place - Izzy Harrington
Intermediate under saddle : 6th place - Ziel Jones
Open under saddle : 2nd place - Robyn Gillighan
Entry over fences : 2nd place - Cailin Lake
Entry over fences : 3rd place - Bridget Kenny
Novice over fences : 1st place - Chloe Foye
Novice over fences : 5th place - Eve Godin
Intermediate over fences : 2nd place - Ziel Jones
Open over fences : 1st place - Robyn Gillighan
Individual reserve champion high point rider of the day - Chloe Foye! Today was not the first time Chloe was one the two top riders in the league at a competition! It is a pleasure to watch Chloe in the saddle, she is adapting to catch riding very well. Congratulations on a great performance!
Spirit award recognition - "Aggies once, Aggies twice, the Rams came here to ride 'em right!" From making up our cheers, to pep talks at the in gate Eve Godin is taking home our team spirit ribbon!
November 1 – Mount A vs DAL AC
Dal AC faced a tough test in their first regular season game versus an experienced Mount A team. Despite a strong effort and a great crowd, the Mounties defeated the RAMS 3 sets to 0 (25-16, 26-24, 25-15). The second set was very entertaining to watch with Dal AC almost pulling off a comeback with some impressive serving and timely digs.
November 3 – DAL AC vs Crandall
The RAMS bounced back with a solid performance vs Crandall in what was a one sided 25-14, 25-10, 25-13 win. A complete team effort capped off a busy first weekend with the RAMS set to host UKC (Nov. 8) and UNBSJ (Nov. 9) next weekend.
DAL AC Athletes of the Week
Kieran Thornell (Cross Country)
Kieran Thornell continued his gazelle-like dominance, winning the race and bringing home ACAA Cross Country Men’s Athlete of the year. His impressive finish was 1:29 ahead of the 2nd place runner, even with the mud and slippery grass hills on the course.
Chloe Toombs (Cross Country)
Chloe Toombs had a very strong race at the ACAA Championships placing a season best 3rd place only 19 seconds behind the 1st place finisher. This earned Chloe a spot on the All Conference team making her a runner to watch next season!