EAGLE ROCK, Calif. – The Alaska Anchorage women’s 4x100-meter relay team came away with a Seawolf record Saturday at the annual Occidental Invitational, while three Seawolves furnished provisional NCAA times.
The women’s relay team, which was comprised at Sasha Halfyard, Renee Kennedy, Grace Morgan and Haleigh Lloyd, raced to a school-record time of 47.45, dropping .05 off their previous record set April 6 of this year.
Leaving the meet with another NCAA time was junior Susan Tanui. The Eldoret, Kenya, local posted a time of 16:41.55 in the 5,000-meter race, good for second place. Tanui has already earned herself a ticket to the NCAA Championships, May 23-25 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 10,000 meters.
Running in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase for the first time was sophomore Dylan Anthony (9:22.87) and Andrey Ionashku (9:36.29). Anthony, from Kodiak, just missed the provisional time needed at 9:20.99.
Overall, the Seawolves posted eight season-best times and four personal bests.
Up next, the Seawolves head to Monmouth, Ore., for the 2013 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships, May 10-11. The UAA women’s team enters the championships with 13 points, while the men have 10 following the GNAC multis championships on April 29-30.