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Sophomore All-American Cody Parker will compete in the javelin on Friday at the Stanford Invitational.
Courtesy: Dallas Baldwin / UAA Athletics

’Wolves head to Bay Area for meets

Courtesy: UAA Media Relations
Release: 03/26/2013
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ON TAP: The Alaska Anchorage men’s and women’s outdoor track & field teams will head to the Bay Area this weekend for the annual Stanford Invitational and the San Francisco State Distance Carnival, March 29-30.

WHAT: Stanford Invitational
WHO: Men’s and women’s college, university teams and individuals
WHEN: Friday & Saturday, March 29-30
WHERE: Palo Alto, Calif. (Cobb Track & Angell Field)
NOTES: The Seawolves will send eight athletes to the Stanford Invite ... competing on Friday is the javelin duo of Cody Parker and Franz Burghagen, along with Ivy O’Guinn (1500m), Susan Tanui (steeple), Ruth Keino (5K), Grace Morgan (100m, 200m), Haleigh Lloyd, (400mH, 100mH) and Rosie Smith (100mH) ... Morgan and Susan Bick (800m) will also race on Saturday.
MEDIA: Complete results and recap will be posted at, UAA’s Facebook and Twitter sites ... live results for the Stanford Invite will be available at

WHAT: San Francisco State Distance Carnival
WHO: Men’s and women’s college, university teams and individuals
WHEN: Friday, March 29
WHERE: San Francisco, Calif. (Cox Stadium)
MEDIA: Complete results and recap will be posted at, UAA’s Facebook and Twitter
sites ... live results for the SFSU Distance Carnival will be available at

USTFCCCA PRESEASON RANKING: The UAA women’s team entered the preseason national poll with its best-ever ranking at No. 7, while the men’s squad entered at No. 23 ... previously, UAA’s best preseason ranking was 9th, recorded in 2012 ... the UAA women’s team has been ranked for 17 consecutive weeks, dating back to the 2011 season, while the men’s team has been in the top 25 for 30 straight weeks ... leading the  Div. II field is Grand Canyon on the men’s side and Lincoln (Mo.) on the women’s side ... UAA leads the GNAC on both sides.

NATION’S BEST: To date, the Seawolves have two athletes who are leading the nation in their respective events ... junior Ivy O’Guinn leads the country in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:27.70, while ranking No. 3 in the 800 meters at 2:12.15 ... UAA newcomer Franz Burghagen tops the javelin chart with a toss of 230-7, while sophomore All-American Cody Parker is No. 2 at 220-10 ... combined, the Seawolves have two automatic NCAA qualifying marks and 12 provisional times (8 women, 4 men).

OCCIDENTAL/NORTHRIDGE RECAP: Highlighted by wins in the 10,000 meters by Dylan Anthony and Ruth Keino, the Seawolves came away with a combined six provisional NCAA qualifying (PNQ) times at the Occidental Distance Carnival on March 15 ... Anthony won the 10K in a time of 30:41.93, before Keino registered a winning time of 34:59.11 ... combined the Seawolves furnished seven top-10 results ... on the track at Cal State Northridge, UAA registered three career highs, 13 season bests and nine top-10 showings on March 16 ... improving her PNQ time in the 800 meters was junior All-American Ivy O’Guinn at 2:12.15.

GNAC ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: UAA outdoor track & field teams started the season with a clean sweep of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s Red Lion Athlete-of-the-Week honors, announced March 11 by the league office ... sophomore Dylan Anthony earned nod among men’s track athletes and freshman teammate Franz Brughagen took the award for field performances, while junior Ivy O’Guinn was chosen the women’s track athlete of the week ... there was no award that week for women’s field performances.

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