PORTLAND, Ore. – A record-setting 800-meter performance helped Alaska Anchorage junior Danielle McCormick earn GNAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, revealed Monday by the league office.

McCormick, from Soldotna and the 2018 NCAA Div. II indoor 800-meter champion, established a new UAA 800-meter record, Saturday at the Triton Invitational at the Triton Track & Field Stadium in San Diego, Calif. Her time of 2 minutes, 6. 17 seconds doubled as an NCAA automatic qualifier and helped her best a total of 68 DI and DII runners.

Her time is the third fastest in Div. II this season and sixth in GNAC outdoor history. McCormick improved upon her own outdoor school record (2:07.60), which she set last season at the same Triton Invite.

McCormick earned the same weekly league honor during the indoor season (Feb. 5-11) after setting UAA’s indoor 800-meter record, running 2:07.13. That time was the fourth fastest in nation and the third best in the GNAC record book.

The Alaska Anchorage track and field return to action this Thursday at the Mt. SAC Relays and Bryan Clay Invite in Southern Calif.

  

2018 UAA GNAC TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

INDOOR
Jan. 8-14                     Christopher Brake       (Men’s Field)
Feb. 5-11                     Danielle McCormick    (Women’s Track)
Feb. 19-25                   Darrion Gray               (Men’s Track)

OUTDOOR
Mar. 19-25                  Caroline Kurgat           (Women’s Track)
Mar. 26-Apr. 1             Caroline Kurgat           (Women’s Track)
Apr. 9-15                     Danielle McCormick    (Women’s Track)