Seawolves headed to Texas for NCAA Championships
Alaska Anchorage will conclude the 2019 season at the NCAA Div. II Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 23-25 in Kingsville, Texas.
UAA will have 10 student-athletes (two men, eight women) competing in eight different events.
UAA at the NCAA Championships
Alaska Anchorage’s highest women’s finish was seventh in 2013 and the team placed eighth in 2018. The men’s teams highest finish was ninth in 2012.
Caroline Kurgat headlines a crew of 10 Seawolves competing in Texas this week. The Eldoret, Kenya, native is the defending champion and the top-seed in both the 5,000 (15:40.45) and 10,000 (32:08.09). Danielle McCormick will be making her final appearance in a Seawolf uniform as she competes in the 800 where she is the third-seed with a time of 2:05.00. Ruth Cvancara will join McCormick in the 800 where she is seeded 17th (2:10.27). Chrisalyn Johnson will compete in both the long (19-5.25) and triple jumps (41-3.25) where she is seeded 19th and seventh. Vanessa Aniteye is ranked 11th in the 400 (54.19), and Nancy Jeptoo is seeded 16th in the 1,500 (4:29.32). Tylantiss Atlas and Marie Ries will join McCormick and Aniteye on the 4x400 relay that is seeded 11th (3:44.20).
Wesley Kirui and Edwin Kangogo will both be competing in the 3,000 steeplechase. Kirui is seeded third (8:52.35), and Kangogo is ranked eighth (8:56.08).