Posts Tagged: Cross Country

Ostrander claims West Regional for 7th career cross country win

November 10, 2018

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander of Boise State University ran away with her second NCAA West Regional championship after claiming the women’s title by 13 seconds in Sacramento, California. It was the All-American’s seventh career victory and third All-Region selection in three years of cross country. Her dominant victory helped the Boise State women’s team earn an… Read more »

Balsan runs to second-team All-WAC honors for Grand Canyon

October 27, 2018

Two years after getting injured at the Western Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships, Anchorage’s Elizabeth Balsan returned and captured glory. The Grand Canyon University junior runner took 11th place out of 70 women in the 6K race in Seattle, Washington. That result earned the Alaskan All-WAC second team recognition for the first time. Balsan, of… Read more »

Kramer posts 2nd-fastest 5K for Alaska prep girl in Washington

October 8, 2018

Kendall Kramer of Fairbanks turned in a big performance on the big stage at the 35th annual Nike Hole in the Wall XC Invitational in Arlington, Washington. The high school junior placed second out of 285 runners in the girls elite division with a personal-record time of 17 minutes, 18 seconds over the mostly flat… Read more »

All-state runner, multiple medalist Roe chooses Weber State

April 27, 2018

Going D1 is a badge of honor for Alaska high school athletes, but finding the right fit was more important to Bailey Roe of Fairbanks. She got both with Weber State University. The all-state runner in cross country and track and field received a scholarship from the NCAA D1 Wildcats of the Big Sky Conference…. Read more »

Roelle the last in line of All-Americans from Alaska for EOU

September 15, 2017

Eastern Oregon University cross country and track coach Ben Welch has a problem. He’s running out of Alaskans. The longtime NAIA coach has had incredible success recruiting runners from his home state, particularly two families – the Roelles out of West Anchorage and the Updikes from Ketchikan. “I don’t specifically target certain families, but when… 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 »

Dolan just misses All-American, helps Spokane win NWAC

November 13, 2014

Anchorage’s Thomas Dolan scored key points to help the Community Colleges of Spokane men’s cross country team win the Northwest Athletic Conference championship. The sophomore was his team’s fourth runner and 11th overall out of 75 finishers. He was also the top finishing Alaskan. Dolan, of Bartlett High fame, covered the 8K race in 26:05,… Read more »

Pasquale leads team at private college championships

October 25, 2014

Viterbo University runner Chris Pasquale of Anchorage was his team’s top runner at the Wisconsin Private College Cross Country Championships. Viterbo finished second, two spots better than last year. Pasquale, of Bartlett High fame, finished sixth out of 73 runners in the 8-K race in 27:54. The Alaskan was nearly a half minute ahead of… Read more »

Updike, Roelle help Eastern Oregon win Inland Empire title

October 20, 2014

A pair of Alaskans helped the Eastern Oregon University men’s cross country team enjoy one of the best days in school history. Buoyed by Ketchikan’s Lucas Updike and Anchorage’s Hans Roelle, the Mountaineers finished with the third best time in school history on their way to winning the Inland Empire Championships in Idaho. Updike was… Read more »

Talbot, Fletcher finish seconds apart at Wisconsin Invite

October 19, 2014

With 36 colleges and more than 250 runners, the Wisconsin Invitational is so massive you could get lost on the way to the starting line. Yet somehow a couple of Alaskans from different schools managed to finish just a few strides apart. Anchorage’s Silas Talbot of Dartmouth finished 84th with a time of 24:32. Three… Read more »