Parker, Tanui honored by GNAC
PORTLAND, Ore. – Alaska Anchorage’s Susan Tanui and Cody Parker each received recognition from the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Monday as Red Lion Athletes of the Week honorees following their performances in the Los Angeles area last weekend.
Tanui, a local of Eldoret, Kenya, furnished the fastest Div. II time in the nation in the 10,000 meters on Thursday for women’s track honors. The 2012 NCAA Div. II Cross Country runner-up, Tanui completed the race in a time of 34:19.08 for automatic qualification to the NCAAs in May. The time is a UAA record and the third fastest in GNAC history.
An All-American from Comox, B.C., Parker broke his own GNAC record in the javelin with a toss of 234-4 at the Beach Invitational Saturday, giving him the best through in Div. II this season. Parker shares the field honor with Western Washington’s Brett Watson.
Taking home the track honor for the men was WWU’s Alex Donigian, while Tanya Bjornsson of WWU garnered the field accolade on the women’s side.
The Seawolves are idle this weekend before the multi-events compete in their portion of the GNAC Championships on April 29-30.