ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - Caroline Kurgat of Alaska Anchorage was named both the USTFCCCA and GNAC Runner of the Week after her record setting run last week in Seattle.
The senior ran the best 5,000 across all divisions this past weekend as she recorded a 15:28.46 to win the event at the UW Invitational against a field composed of professional and NCAA DI athletes. The mark is the all-condition best ever posted by an NCAA DII athlete, bettering the old best by more than 30 seconds.
Kurgat has now posted national-leading marks in the 3,000 and 5,000 this season.
The UAA track and field teams will compete at the Husky Classic in Seattle Feb. 8-9.