SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four members of the Alaska Anchorage men’s and women’s track & field teams caped off the outdoor season with Day 1 of the decathlon and heptathlon at the Hornet Invitational on Friday.
Pacing the Seawolves and leading the field was senior Travis Turner in the decathlon. Fresh off a NCAA appearance in the heptathlon during the indoor season, Turner leads the event with 3,648 points. Turner, from Stockton, Calif., furnished three first-place showings – 100 meters (11.21), shot put (40-0) and 400 meters (50.01).
Freshman David Sramek made his outdoor debut with a third-place standing with 3,434 points after five events scored. Additionally, Sramek registered three second-place results – 100 meters (11.26), long jump (21-10.75) and 400 meters (50.14). Sramek (Klatovy, Czech Republic) trails second-place Alec Aceverdo from Sacremento State (3,636).
In the women’s multi events, the Seawolves saw action from All-American Karolin Anders. After redshirting the indoor season and last season’s outdoor competition, Anders is back with the Green & Gold. The Berlin, Germany, native sits in third after four events with 3,085 points. She finished runner-up in the shot put (38-8.25) and third in the high jump (5-6.5).
Meanwhile, freshman Elena Cano competed in her first outdoor event and sits 17th with 2,408 points. Cano, from Alpine, Texas, posted an eighth-place result in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.26 seconds.
The multi-eventers will continue action tomorrow, while other Seawolves will compete in a handful of open events to conclude the weekend.