SALEM, Ore – The Alaska Anchorage men’s and women’s track & field teams concluded the day at the Willamette Invitational with four first-place finishes and one broken school record on Saturday on the Charles Bowles Track.
The nationally-ranked No. 21 men’s team, which was competing in just its second outdoor meet of the season, received a new school record from junior Grant George in the men’s shot put. The Grace Christian graduate finished second in the event with a toss of 49-10.5, besting his previous record of 48-2.75 – registered April 17, 2015.
Meanwhile, the men’s team’s two relays came away with victories for the Seawolves. The men’s 4x100-meter relay crossed with a winning time of 42.37 and was made up by sophomore Eric Jones, senior Adam Commandeur, junior Liam Lindsay and junior Darrion Gray. Winning for UAA in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:18.74 was Commandeur, sophomore Nicholas Taylor, Gray and Lindsay.
Also getting a 4x100-meter relay win was the women’s foursome of seniors Karolin Anders and Mary-Kathleen Cross and freshmen Marie Ries and Vanessa Aniteye. The group claimed the crown with a time of 47.40.
Additionally, the Seawolves received a first-place showing from sophomore Danielle McCormick in the 800 meters. The Soldotna local, who competed in the same event at the NCAA indoor championships, registered a winning-time of 2:15.41. She’ll need to hit 2:13.33 for provisional qualification.
UAA will compete at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival in the Bay Area, March 31-April 1.