SEATTLE, Wash. – The Alaska Anchorage men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams competed in day two of the Husky Invitational Saturday at the Dempsey Indoor Facility, highlighted by sophomore heptathlete David Sramek’s NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 4,692 points.
Sramek finished sixth out of 14 competitors (fourth for Div. II) and surpassed the NCAA provisional standard of 4,671 points. His three best events were the 1,000 meters (2:44.65, 822 pts), pole vault (14 feet, 5.25 inches, 731 pts), and the 60-meter dash (7.45, 729 pts). Sramek’s 1,000-meter time established a new career best, having previously run 2:46.39 last season.
UAA’s 400-meter runners posted their best times of season, narrowly missing the provisional standard of 48.64. Liam Lindsay cracked the top 10 (fourth for DII) with a time of 49.06. Nicholas Taylor (49.27, sixth DII) and Daniel Remington (50.38, 11th DII) also competed.
The men’s 4x400-meter relay of Taylor, Darrion Gray, Remington, and Lindsay crossed the line in 3:18.41, narrowly missing the provisional time of 3:17.19. UAA finished fourth (second for DII) out of nine teams.
Gray and Oshane Hylton posted fast times in the 60-meter dash. Gray’s best time of the day was 7.16, while Hylton finished in 7.14.
The women’s program was led by Soldotna’s Danielle McCormick. McCormick completed 800 meters in 2:11.78, good for 15th place (3rd DII). This is the second consecutive meet McCormick has met the provisional standard for the event (2:14.06).
Other strong performers included Vanessa Aniteye (58.59, 400 meters), Tamara Perez (2:16.08, 800 meters), and Mariah Burroughs (5:08.73, mile).
Aniteye, McCormick, Perez, and Yvonne Jeschke competed in the women’s 4x400-meter relay and finished in 3:57.45.
The Seawolves return to Seattle for the Husky Classic, Feb. 9-10.