- Alaska Anchorage junior Micah Chelimo was named the 2012 NCAA Div. II West
Region Male Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross
Country Coaches Association on Thursday.
student-athletes earned awards as a track or field Athlete of the Year, while
16 USTFCCCA members earned plaudits as a coach or assistant coach of a men's
from Kapkoi, Kenya, ranks third in NCAA Div. II in both the 3,000-meter steeplechase
and the 5,000 meters, with top times of 8:45.63 and 13:53.51, respectively.
Chelimo recently earned Great Northwest Athletic Conference Athlete of the Meet
honors after winning the 1500 meters and 5,000 meters and finishing second in
becomes just the third UAA athlete to receive the distinction, joining Alfred
Kangogo (2011) and David Registe (2009). Head coach Michael Friess and
assistant coach T.J. Garlatz have also been honored by the USTFCCCA.
nine other Seawolves will compete at the 2012 NCAA Div. II Outdoor Track &
Field Championships on May 24-26 in Pueblo, Colo.