Seawolves shine at distance carnival
Highlighting the UAA men's performances was junior Micah Chelimo, who led the pack with a first-place finish in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of eight minutes, 56.37 seconds. Senior Alfred Kangogo also produced a podium finish, placing third in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:52.57.
UAA took first and third in the men's 10,000 meters, with a win by rookie Dylan Anthony (30:52.53) and the final podium postion going to senior Yonatan Yilma (31:19.69).
On the women’s side, freshman Susan Tanui furnished her first school record, displacing current teammate Hallidie Wilt’s 3,000-meter steeplechase time of 10:42.9 with a new time of 10:37.65. Wilt had just set the record at the Ben Brown Invite on March 10.
In the women's 1500-meter race, sophomore Ivy O'Guinn earned a second-place result with a time of 4:32.24, while senior Ruth Keino posted a time of 4:36.
In addition to the distance carnival, three Seawolves competed in the multi-event meet in Northridge with senior Kelsea Johnson qualifying provisionally for the NCAAs.Johnson finished the heptathlon with 4,838 points, good for second place and a new school record
Senior newcomer Micah Johnson also improved his mark in the men’s pole vault, setting a new UAA record at 13-7.25. Johnson finished 16th overall in the decathlon at 5,212, while senior Wyatt Morgan was 13th at 5,516.
The Seawolves will come together tomorrow for the Northridge Invitational.