PORTLAND, Ore. - The Alaska Anchorage track & field team took three of the four GNAC Red Lion Track and Field Athletes of the Week honors following their indoor debut on Jan. 25-26 at the University of Washington Invitational.
Earning the league awards were Micah Chelimo, Cody Thomas and Susan Tanui, all of UAA, and Emily Warman of Western Washington.
Picking up the men's track honor was Chelimo. A local of Kapkoi, Kenya, Chelimo broke the GNAC record in the 3,000 meters with a provisional national qualifying (PNQ) time of 8:14.15. The old record was held by UAA's current graduate assistant Anthony Tomsich (8:16.85), who set the mark in 2010 with Western Washington.
The men's field award went to Thomas, a freshman who registered a PNQ in the heptathlon. A local of Blenheim, New Zealand, Thomas' points total of 4,648 ranked fifth best in the league record books.
On the women's side, Tanui ran the second fastest women's 3,000 meter time in GNAC history at UW, covering the distance in a PNQ of 9:38.71.
The Seawolves will return to action with the Husky Classic on Feb. 8-9 in Seattle, Wash.