NEW ORLEANS – The University of Alaska Anchorage had six student-athletes earn all-region honors from the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Monday.
Caroline Kurgat earned all-region honors in three events, the 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000. She is the national leader in the 5,000 (15:41.21) and 10,000 (32:33.4) and ranks second in the 1,500 (4:21.18).
Danielle McCormick, the reigning indoor national champion in the 800, earned all-region honors in the 800. She is currently ranked fourth nationally at 800 meters (2:06.17).
Tamara Perez earned all-region accolades in the 1,500 with a time of 4:26.64, 15th-best in Div. II.
Vanessa Aniteye, the two-time defending GNAC champion in the 400, earned all-region honors with a time of 55.03, 21st in the nation.
Jorge Sanchez earned all-region honors in the 10,000 with a time of 31:20.37, the top-time by a GNAC athlete this season.
The top-5 individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the regions’ top-3 relay teams.
Selections for the 2018 NCAA Div. II Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be announced Tuesday.