UAA TRACK & FIELD BIO
2012 ALL-CONFERENCE (400m hurdles, 4x400m relay)
2011 ALL-REGION (400m hurdles)
2011 GNAC CHAMPION (400m hurdles, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay)
2009 ALL-AMERICAN (400m hurdles)
2012: Concluded collegiate career with third straight appearance at the NCAAs … qualified for the NCAAs, held in Pueblo, Colo., on May 24-26, with a GNAC-record time of 52.00 in the 400-meter hurdles … entered the championships with the 12th-fastest time of the season in the 400-meter hurdles … named to the USTFCCCA All-Region Team … successfully defended 400-meter hurdle GNAC title with a time of 53.35 … anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay that posted a GNAC winning-time of 3:15.03 … member of the third-place 4x100-meter relay at GNACs that posted a time of 42.14 … named GNAC Athlete of the Week on April 25 … named to the GNAC All-Conference Team for third time of career and the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.
2011: Qualified for the NCAA Div. II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Turlock, Calif., in the 400 hurdles … finished 13th in the prelims of the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.44 … at the GNAC Championships on May 13-14, set the UAA record in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 52.23, earning first GNAC title and 12th-fastest time of the season in Div. II … helped the UAA relay teams to GNAC titles with times of 42.20 in the 4x100-meter relay and 3:17.93 in the 4x400-meter relay … member of the UAA record-breaking 4x400-meter relay team that posted a time of 3:14.74 at the Long Beach Invite on April 16 … named to the inaugural USTFCCCA Track & Field Div. II All-Region Team … earned GNAC All-Academic honors for second time of career.
2009: Earned All-America honors with 6th-place finish (52.87) in 400-meter hurdles at NCAA Championships ... completed the prelims of the event with a new PR of 52.45, improving upon his own UAA record ... helped UAA to a program-best 14th-place team finish at NCAAs ... during the regular season, set the UAA record in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.02 on April 2 at the Willamette Invite ... in the GNAC, held ranks of second in both hurdle events ... member of the UAA record-breaking 4x400 relay team as the lead-off leg ... helped UAA to a new school-record time of 3:15.27 at the Oxy Invite ... member of the GNAC All-Academic Team.
2008: Posted new school records in both the 110-meter (15.32) and 400-meter hurdles (54.22) ... earned all-conference honors in the 110- and 400-meter hurdles after placing 3rd and second, respectively, at GNAC Championships ... results at conference meet were the best all-time by a Seawolf hurdler ... broke and set school record in the 110 hurdles four times during season and five times overall in the 400 hurdles ... registered nine top-10 finishes, including six top-3 efforts ... collected first career victory in the 400 hurdles at the Willamette Invitational.
BEFORE UAA: A three-time letterwinner in track & field at Chugiak High School ... 2006 Alaska state champion in the 300 hurdles ... two-time regional champion in both the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles ... named CHS Athlete of the Year for track ... awarded track team’s MVP award as a junior.
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WARD'S CAREER BESTS
400-Meter Dash: 51.81 (3/06/10 at UNLV Invite)
110-Meter Hurdles: 15.02 (4/4/09 at Willamette Invite)
400-Meter Hurdles: 52.00 (4/20/12 at Bryon Clay Invite)