UAA headed to GNAC Multis & Linfield
Alaska Anchorage will have a small number of student-athletes compete in the multi-events at Central Washington as part of the GNAC Championships and the Linfield Invite this week.
Alaska Anchorage’s women’s program moved up to eighth in the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rating index.
The UAA women are ranked in the top-five in five different events by USTFCCCA. The Seawolves are second in the 1,500, third in the 800, fourth in the 5,000 and fourth in the 10,000.
The Seawolves broke five school records at a pair of meets in California. David Sramek elevated his own record in the pole vault with a clearance of 15-1. Danielle McCormick lowered her school record in the 800 to 2:05.00, and Chrisalyn Johnson extended her mark in the long jump to 19-5.25. Caroline Kurgat lowered her school records in the 1,500 (4:19.48) and 5,000 (15:28.46).
UAA has six student-athletes and one relay ranked in the top-20 in NCAA Div. II this season. Caroline Kurgat has automatically qualified in the 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000. She is ranked first in the 5,000 (15:40.45) and the 10,000 (32:08.09) and is second in the 1,500 (4:19.48). Danielle McCormick is ranked third and is automatically qualified for the 800 (2:05.00). Ruth Cvancara is ranked 14th in the 800 (2:10.27), and Vanessa Aniteye is 15th in the 400 (54.82). Chrisalyn Johnson is ranked 12th in the triple jump (40-1.5) and 15th in the long jump (19-5.25). Edwin Kangogo is ranked fifth in the steeplechase (8:56.08), and the women’s 4x400 relay is 10th (3:44.20).
Alaska Anchorage will compete in the GNAC Championships hosted by Western Oregon May 23-25.