LONG BEACH, Calif. – Highlighting the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves’ third straight day of competition was freshman Vanessa Aniteye as the men’s and women’s outdoor track & field teams concluded the weekend at the Beach Invitational on Saturday.
The women’s team, ranked No. 11 in the latest U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association Div. II national poll, was led by Aniteye in the 400 meters. Aniteye improved her NCAA provisional time to 55.11, taking 12th in the race. A day earlier, Aniteye posted the second-fastest time in UAA history at 55.76.
The indoor-record holder in the same event, Aniteye trails two-time All-American Mary Pearce’s outdoor record of 53.56. Additionally, Aniteye’s time is the fastest Great Northwest Athletic Conference time this season – sixth all-time – and is currently 10th in Div. II this season.
A local of Hamberg, Germany, Aniteye competed for Chugiak High as a transfer student in 2014, where she furnished a season-best time of 59.22.
The Seawolves return to action next weekend with a two-day meet at the Triton Invitational, April 21-22 in San Diego, Calif.