NEW ORLEANS, La. – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) revealed the Alaska men’s and women’s indoor track & field programs earned a total of 19 All-West Region honors on Monday.
Seniors Darrion Gray and Tamara Perez led UAA with three All-West Region performances, while four Seawolves earned a pair of honors. The men earned 10 All-Region performances, while the women secured nine.
Gray recorded region recognition in the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes. He also teamed up with Liam Lindsay, Daniel Remington, and Nicholas Taylor to become All-Region in the 4x400-meter relay.
Lindsay also was All-Region in the open 400. He joined Christopher Brake (high jump, triple jump) as a two-event winner on the men’s side. Brandon Nicholson became an All-Region performer in the triple jump as well.
The No. 11-nationally ranked women’s squad was led by Tamara Perez. Perez was a three-event recipient in the 800 meters, mile, and distance medley relay.
Danielle McCormick and Vanessa Aniteye garnered a pair of region accolades. McCormick secured the honor in the 800 meters and DMR, while Aniteye earned acclaim in the 400 meters and DMR.
Yemi Knight rounded out the women’s DMR team. Emmah Chelimo was named All-West Region in the 5,000 meters.
The top-five individuals in each event from each of the eight regions earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the regions’ top-three relay teams.
Alaska Anchorage will travel to Pittsburg, Kan., Mar. 9-10, for the NCAA Div. II Indoor Track & Field Championships. Provisional times that will advance to nationals will be unveiled on Tuesday, Feb. 27.
UAA All-West Region Performers
Christopher Brake (HJ, TJ)
Darrion Gray (60m, 200m, 4x400)
Liam Lindsay (400m, 4x400)
Brandon Nicholson (TJ)
Daniel Remington (4x400)
Nicholas Taylor (4x400)
Vanessa Aniteye (400m, DMR)
Emmah Chelimo (5000m)
Yemi Knight (DMR)
Danielle McCormick (800m, DMR)
Tamara Perez (800m, mile, DMR)