SEATTLE, Wash. – The Alaska Anchorage men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams concluded the weekend with University of Washington Open on Sunday with sophomore Danielle McCormick highlighting the meet for the Seawolves.
UAA, which spend Friday and Saturday at the Husky Classic, continued to add accolades with McCormick’s school-record breaking performance in the 800 meters. A local of Soldotna, McCormick posted a time of two minutes, 10.68 seconds – good for second place in the race.
With the new time, McCormick is provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships (ranked 11th in Div. II) and bypassed the previous UAA time of 2:11.71 – set almost a year ago. Two days earlier, McCormick was a member of the distance medley relay that posted the second-fastest time in Div. II at 11:39.24.
Improving her provisional NCAA time was junior Caroline Kurgat in the 3,000 meters. Kurgat finished second in the event with a career-best time of 9:31.08 – moving into sixth in the Div. II standings.
Meanwhile, the men’s team received two PNQ times from senior Adam Commandeur and junior Liam Lindsay in the open 400 meters. Commandeur placed fourth with an indoor career best of 48.36, while Lindsay placed fifth at 48.73.
The Seawolves will compete at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships, Feb. 17-18 in Nampa, Idaho.