Posts Tagged: Cross Country Running

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 »

Michaelson clocks season-best 5-K time for Loyola Chicago

October 2, 2016

Loyola University Chicago senior Audrey Michaelson of Palmer clocked a season-best 5-kilometer time during the women’s open race at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Indiana. She finished 50th out of 96 finishers with a time of 19:04. Two weeks earlier, Michaelson finished 10th out of 95 women in a 5-miler.

Theisen brothers both finish in the top 10 for Black Hills State

September 22, 2016

Jonah Theisen of Kenai got a leg up on his little brother as the two Black Hills State University runners both cracked the top 10 at the Gage McSpadden Invitational in Spearfish, South Dakota. The sophomore clocked a 6-kilometer time of 20 minutes, 38.9 seconds to finish fourth out of 35 finishers in the men’s… Read more »

Ostrander caps fab freshman year with silver medal at NCAAs

November 21, 2015

Her season ended with a silver medal, but Allie Ostrander of Kenai is still Boise State’s golden girl. The freshman runner capped her remarkable cross country season with a second-place finish among 254 women at the NCAA D1 Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. Ostrander earned All-American honors and led Boise State to an 11th–place… Read more »

Big sis gives Ostrander family 2nd region title in two days

November 15, 2015

Kenai’s Taylor Ostrander was instrumental in helping the Willamette University women’s cross country team maintain its grasp on the NCAA D3 West Regional title. The senior runner finished second on her team and third overall among 133 finishers as Willamette upset top-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and reigning Northwest Conference champion Whitworth to win the championship for the… Read more »