Track and Field heads to California
Alaska Anchorage will return to action in three meets in California this week. The Seawolves with compete in the Bryan Clay Invite at Azusa Pacific, the Mt. Sac Relays and the Long Beach State Invite.
Alaska Anchorage is ranked 13th in the latest United State Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rating index.
The Seawolves have had four student-athletes break four school records this season. Chrisalyn Johnson has broken the school records in both the long jump (19-2.5) and the triple jump (40-1.5). Caroline Kurgat broke her own school record after she ran 32:08.09 to set the all-time NCAA Div. II record in the 10,000. Danielle McCormick lowered her own school record to 2:05.65 in the 800. David Sramek tied the school record in the pole vault, which he shares with Cody Thomas, with a jump of 14-9.
UAA has nine student-athletes and one relay ranked in the top-20 in Div. II this season. Danielle McCormick leads the nation in the 800 (2:05.65) and ranks 16th in the 1,500 (4:32.17). Caroline Kurgat has the fastest time in the 10,000 (32:08.09, and Edwin Kangogo is ranked second in the steeplechase (8:56.08). Chrisalyn Johnson is ranked 10th in the triple jump (40-1.5) and 18th in the long jump (19-2.5). Ruth Cvancara is 16th in the 800 (2:11.43), Felix Kemboi is 18th in the 5,000 (14:28.84) and Vanessa Aniteye is 19th in the 400 (55.71). The women’s 4x400 relay is currently ranked seventh (3:44.20).
Alaska Anchorage will compete in the GNAC Multi-Event Championships in Ellensburg, Wash. April 29-30.