Seawolves open season in Seattle
WHAT: UW Preview
WHEN: Jan. 12
WHERE: Dempsey Indoor on the University of Washington Campus - Seattle, Wash.
LIVE VIDEO: www.FloTrack.com
The Alaska Anchorage track and field teams will open their indoor campaigns at the UW Preview hosted by the University of Washington. The meet will feature athletes from Div. 1, 2 and 3 in addition to several professional athletes.
National Champions Return
UAA will have two NCAA champions racing in Seattle Saturday. Danielle McCormick, the defending Div. II 800 national champion, will be competing in the 800. Caroline Kurgat, a three-time NCAA Champion (XC, 5K (O), 10K (O)), will compete in the 3,000. Kurgat will be in the same heat as two-time Olympian and three-time world championship medalist Shannon Rowbury.
UAA returns four student-athletes who won a GNAC Indoor Track and Field title in 2018; Chris Brake (triple jump), Felix Kemboi (5K), Danielle McCormick (800) and Daniel Remington (4x400).
School Record Holders
UAA returns five school record holders; David Sramek (pole vault), Chris Brake (triple jump), Vanessa Aniteye (400, 4x400), Danielle McCormick (800) and Caroline Kurgat (mile, distance medley relay).
Dual Sport Athlete
UAA volleyball player Chrisalyn Johnson will make her debut for the track team competing in the long jump Saturday. Johnson, a native of Anchorage, won the long jump and finished second in the 100 hurdles at the 2015 Alaska State Meet.
The Seawolves welcomed Ray Shadowens to the program as an assistant coach. Shadowens comes to UAA after serving as the head coach at Buffalo State (NY). He was also an assistant coach at Pacific (Ore.), Bates (Maine) and Roger Williams (RI).
Alaska Anchorage will travel to the Gem State for the Ed Jacoby Invitational hosted by Boise State on Jan. 18.