Posts Tagged: Cross Country Running

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 »

Alaska women Roelle, Schmidt, Blackmore headed to Nationals

November 6, 2016

Running a smart, savvy race, Rachel Roelle of Anchorage was rewarded for her strategy at the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships in Salem, Oregon. The Eastern Oregon University redshirt junior earned all-conference honors with a fifth-place finish out of 78 college women. “She came into the meet ranked 15th and ran a superb tactical race on… Read more »

Blackmore earns career-high finish for Southern Oregon XC

October 29, 2016

Kayle Blackmore of Anchorage turned in a sixth-place finish for the Southern Oregon University cross country team at the William Jessup Warrior Invitational in Rocklin, California. The sophomore ran a 5K time of 18:07 and outkicked a Oregon Tech runner at the finish. Blackmore, of West High fame, is an All-American with the track team…. Read more »

Thomet sparkles with top-30 finish in Oregon Ducks debut

October 18, 2016

Unlike most elite runners, Levi Thomet of Kodiak didn’t run off to college after high school. Instead, he went to Germany and learned a new language and did some traveling. Now he’s back in the States, ready for the cross country season with the University of Oregon. Thomet finally made his much anticipated debut with… Read more »

Ostrander likely to miss NCAA cross-country running season

October 16, 2016

The injury bug has bit Kenai’s Allie Ostrander, the NCAA’s top-ranked cross country runner. The Boise State University sophomore standout will likely miss the rest of the season because of an injury, as first reported by letsrun.com. The All-American has not participated in each of Boise State’s first four meets, including this weekend’s Wisconsin Invitational,… Read more »

Theisen finished second, helps Black Hills State win ‘Jacks Open

October 9, 2016

Jonah Theisen of Kenai was the top runner for the top team at the Yellowjacket Open in Billings, Montana. The sophomore clocked a 4-mile time of 19 minutes, 44 seconds in the men’s race to place second out of 59 finishers. He was 14 seconds off the winning clip. Theisen, of Kenai High fame, led… Read more »