HAYWARD and STANFORD, Calif. – The Alaska Anchorage track and field teams combined for four NCAA Championships provisional qualifying marks and three event wins at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival and Stanford invitational on Saturday. The majority of the Seawolves competed in San Francisco, while Danielle McCormick and Tamara Perez represented well at Stanford.

The women’s 800-meter squad continued where it left off from the indoor season, dominating.  Junior Danielle McCormick, the 800-meter NCAA indoor national champion and UAA 800-meter record holder, finished 16th in a deep Div. I field at Stanford, with a provisional time of 2:08.82.  Senior Tamara Perez clocked a provisional mark of 2:11.31 at the same meet.

Yemi Knight, Ruth Cvancara, and Yvonne Jeschke raced in the 800 at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival. Knight earned third place out of 110 finishers, clocking a provisional standard of 2:10.47 to move into third in the UAA record book. Cvancara (2:14.99, 30th) and Jeschke (2:15.19, 32nd) rounded out UAA’s athletes in the event.

Sophomore Vanessa Aniteye secured victory in the 400-meter dash with a provisional time of 55.17 seconds. She bettered 64 total finishers. Aniteye also anchored the women’s 4x100-meter relay to a third-place performance (48.44), falling just 0.03 seconds behind DI Hawaii and Sacramento State. Lauren Cuddihy, D'Rhema Alston and Marie Ries ran the first three legs.

In the men’s competition, senior Liam Lindsay helped the Green and Gold secure two event wins.

Lindsay joined Oshane Hylton, Darrion Gray, and Dillon Pratt on the victorious 4x100-meter relay, crossing the line in 41.84. The quartet recorded the third-best time in program history.   

Lindsay also won the 400-meter dash in 48.75 against 71 total competitors. Nicholas Taylor (49.21, third) and Gray (49.86, seventh) both cracked the top 10. Daniel Remington (50.05, 11th) and Hylton (50.83, 19th) earned top-20 positions.

Remington recorded the eighth quickest time in school history in the 110-meter hurdles (16.19). Senior Grant George was seventh out of 44 athletes in the shot put, reaching 44 feet, 9 inches.

The men’s and women’s track and field teams will have nearly a three-week break until their next meets. They will compete again, Apr. 19 at both the Mount SAC Relays and Bryan Clay Invitational in Calif.