Posts Tagged: Cross Country Running

All-American Ostrander wins prestigious NCAA Elite 90 Award

November 29, 2017

Even when she isn’t running, Kenai’s Allie Ostrander is still winning. The reigning steeplechase track national champion and multiple winner in cross country from Boise State earned her fourth career All-American honor after finishing fourth at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. She was also the recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 Award, given to the… Read more »

Roelle just misses NAIA All-American finish in EOU swansong

November 21, 2017

Eastern Oregon senior Rachel Roelle of Anchorage just missed All-American honors at the NAIA Cross Country Championship at Fort Vancouver, Washington. Racing in her final college cross country race, she finished the women’s 5K course in 18:08 and placed 32nd out of 338 runners to narrowly miss All-American recognition by two spots. “Rachel ran an… Read more »

Ostrander challenges course record, finishes 2nd at regionals

November 11, 2017

Having two NCAA track champions racing on a notoriously fast cross-country course had all the makings for a course record. Kenai’s Allie Ostrander of Boise State and San Francisco’s Charlotte Taylor didn’t disappoint. They pushed each other the entire way before Taylor pulled away over the final kilometer to win the NCAA West Region Championships… Read more »

Young wraps up strong freshman season at Trevecca Nazarene

November 7, 2017

Freshman Peyton Young of Eagle River capped a strong freshman cross country season for Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. She was her team’s top runner at two races and never finished outside the top-3 in a half dozen races this year. Young, of Eagle River High fame, also turned in her fastest 6-K time… Read more »

Ostrander earns First Team All-Mountain West for second time

October 27, 2017

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander competed at the Mountain West Conference Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but she might as well have been on an island. Surrounded in the lead pack by University of New Mexico runners on their home turf, Ostrander was on her own in the women’s 6K cross country race. She was able to… Read more »

Former East runner Gall coaches up Cal Baptist to beat No. 1

October 9, 2017

California Baptist University has boasted the best cross-country running program in the Pacific West Conference since 2011. In those six years, the men have won six conference titles while the women have won four. Runners come and go, but the consistent factor has been coach Ben Gall of Anchorage. Gall, of East High fame, is… Read more »

Talbot, Randall win Jim Bridger Trail Run in Montana

June 28, 2017

A pair of Alaskans claimed the highly competitive Jim Bridger Trail Run on June 24 in Bozeman, Montana. Silas Talbot, of Service High fame, pulled away in the men’s division with a late downhill surge while Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall raced to a first-place tie with fellow U.S. Ski Team member Liz Stephen. The 10-mile event… Read more »

Leman inducted into LeTourneau University Hall of Fame

May 1, 2017

LeTourneau University in Texas hasn’t inducted a Hall of Fame class since 2005. But Anchorage’s Nicole Leman changed that. The greatest cross-country runner in school history was one of two athletes honored recently by the NCAA D3 in Longview, Texas. Leman, of Grace Christian fame, is one of only two athletes in LeTourneau history to… Read more »

Thomet clocks one of the fastest 5,000 times ever by an Alaskan

April 29, 2017

Kodiak’s Levi Thomet made a little history in the 5,000 meters at the Oregon State High Performance meet in Corvallis, Oregon. The University of Oregon freshman used a strong finish to outkick one runner down the stretch and nearly catch another before finishing with a terrific third-place showing out of a 40-man field that featured… Read more »

Dunbar wins spot on U.S. cross country team headed to Africa

February 6, 2017

Trevor Dunbar of Kodiak ran to a sixth-place finish at the USA Cross Country Championships in Bend, Oregon, to earn a free trip to Africa. He secured the sixth and final berth on the U.S. team that will compete at the world championships March 26 in Kampala, Uganda. Dunbar, of Kodiak High fame, overcame the… Read more »