Check out the schedule and results for every varsity league game here: https://spark.adobe.com/page/hSsSSA1rczpzj/
During the weeks of 16 – 29 September, the Paladins competed in numerous varsity and club competitions.
Men’s hockey (exhibition):
Preseason play continued for the Paladins with a home exhibition game against Carleton last week. The Ravens, who finished second in the regular season a year ago, looked as strong as ever. In the 6-1 loss, Paladins rookie Michael Waugh scored the home team’s only goal.
The weekend of 28-29 September, the Paladins traveled to Windsor for a pair of games. RMC fell 5-1 and 6-4, with Cameron Lamport recording a hat trick in the latter. Nick Bissonnette and Christian Tsukamoto scored the Paladins other goals.
Men’s volleyball (exhibition):
The Paladins started their exhibition game by hosting Western last week. In a match that was meant to test out the new recruits, the teams agreed to play a minimum of four sets, all of which were won by the visitors.
RMC traveled to Quebec to start their preseason against some college-level competition.
After some members of the crew trained during the summer and competed for the King’s Cup at the Royal Henley Regatta in England, the Paladins rowers started the fall season with impressive results at the Head of the Rideau regatta in Ottawa.
With six boats in the water on Sunday, RMC placed third in the Men’s Varsity 8+, first in the Mixed Recreational 8+, and first in the Men’s Recreational 2x.
Complete results: https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/results/6635_10341.pdf
The team competed at the 20th annual Jung Ko Taekwondo tournament and four athletes competed at the Ontario team trails (OCdt Hanna Lee, OCdt Samuel Xiao, OCdt Dascalescu and OCdt Yim). The 12 team members competing Saturday at the Jung Ko tournament won nine gold, four silver and four bronze medals.
At the Ontario Team Trials, OCdt Lee and OCdt Xiao took the bronze medal in mixed pair patterns, OCdt Lee finished 5th in female individual patterns and OCdt Xiao also finished in 5th place in male individual poomsae. These results qualified them to compete at the 2020 nationals championships.
OCdt Yim and OCdt Dascalescu both lost in the first round of the sparring competition at the Ontario Team Trials. Although they lost, this is their first time competing at that level and there were many lessons learned for the next time. The two will be competing again in high performance black belt at the Toronto Open in November.
Running club: Roots Repeats as 5K Champion
19 members of the RMC Running Team took part in the 12th Annual ARMY Run races in Ottawa. The course was moved to a new venue this year. Instead of starting and finishing in the Ottawa City Hall area, the course for the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon races started and finished near the Canadian War Museum. The new course seemed to have a bit more hill running than the previous course.
Some good results for the RMC athletes – including a couple of big Personal Best performances and another run which was just behind an overall personal best performance but still a significant improvement over last year’s time. Our running focus was mainly aimed at the 5K race at this stage of our season.
Our Men were led by Team Captain Logan Roots who defended his title to win the ARMY Run 5K for the second consecutive year. The Men had a strong overall 5K race as we had 3 finishers in the Top 10 individual results and 8 finishers in the Top 50. Significant Personal best results were turned in by Fiona Miklas who ran 66 seconds faster than her previous best 5K, and Kyle Wyonch who dropped his previous best time by 29 seconds. Jonathon Degois was 20 seconds faster than his 2018 time at the ARMY Run in the 5K and Cameron Stanzel was 3 minutes 48 seconds faster than his 2018 time in the Half Marathon race.
Individual Results: (showing overall finish position which includes both Men and Women)
WOMEN: 5K RESULTS
Fiona MIKLAS – 237th – 22:02 Personal Best (previous best 23:08.1 in 2018)
Katie THOMSON – 304th – 22:32
Patricia WATKINS – 583rd – 24:26
Margaret PEDERSEN – 995th – 26:17
Esther OYETORAN – 1181st – 26:57
Michelle DENG – 3000th – 31:31
WOMEN 10K RESULTS:
Esther OYETORAN – 1922nd – 1:01:16
WOMEN – NORMANDY CHALLENGE (athlete runs the 5K Race and then the 10K Race):
Esther OYETORAN – 5K + 10K Results from above – places 527th in the Normandy Challenge
MEN: 5K RESULTS
Logan ROOTS – 1st – 15:18
Kyle WYONCH – 8th – 17:23 Personal Best (previous best 17:52.3 in 2018)
Joey HEINDRICHS – 10th – 17:33
Philippe DESHARNAIS – 18:10 (no official time/place as he did not have his competitive number/computer chip at the end of the race)
Michael MOORE – 26th – 18:15
David BELLEY – 35th – 18:43
Jonathon DEGOIS – 41st – 18:57 (20 seconds faster than last year’s 19:17.2)
Jonathon BOSWELL – 48th – 19:13
Samuel SMITH – 167th – 21:24
McCauseland JOHNSTON – 1282nd – 27:15
Tyler ELLIOTT – 2316th – 29:58
MEN HALF MARATHON RESULTS:
Christian SANDHU – 140th – 1:35.50.1
Cameron STANZEL – 211th – 1:39.06.4 (3:48 faster than last year’s time of 1:42.54.9)
Tyler ELLIOTT – 638th – 1:49.47.6
MEN – COMMANDERS CHALLENGE (athlete runs 5K Race and then the Half Marathon Race):
Tyler ELLIOTT – 5K + Half Results from above – places 224th in the Commanders Challenge
NEXT COMPETITION: Saturday, October 5 – Jim Howe Memorial as part of the Ottawa Cross Country Challenge at the Mooney’s Bay Park.
The RMC sailors team had a great weekend in Kingston at the Can Am Cup, hosted by Queen’s, with a best-ever finish of second overall out of 15 Canadian and American teams.
Sam Lowery and Jacob Taljaard sailed the Paladins A Fleet boat, while Iain Myatt and David Sellers excelled in the B Fleet boat to secure the second overall finish.
Filling in for an American team that couldn’t compete, Rowan Warner and Phil Gibbert (A Fleet) and Ian McKellar and William Farrow (B Fleet) finished ninth overall.