Posts Tagged: Track and Field

Blackburn named U.S. Air Force Female Athlete of the Year

March 24, 2017

After the best track and field season of her career, Soldotna’s Paige Blackburn earned the right to participate against the country’s best in last year’s Olympic Trials in women’s discus. And although she didn’t make it to Rio, her efforts were ultimately recognized by the U.S. Air Force when the captain was named its Female… Read more »

DeLoach just misses medal in hurdles at 110th Millrose Games

February 11, 2017

In a sport decided by hundredths of a second, the 60-meter hurdles can be cruel. Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks felt the sting of missing a medal by a blink of an eye at the Millrose Games in New York, where she finished fourth in the women’s 60-meter hurdles. She crossed in 8.03 seconds — just… Read more »

DeLoach narrowly misses Olympic finals in women’s long jump

August 16, 2016

There are no off-nights at the Olympics. Long jumper Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks was not at her best in tonight’s competition at the Rio Games in Brazil, finishing 13th out of 38 of the world’s best women. Her best mark of 21 feet, 4 inches came on the second of her three jumps. She missed… Read more »

Ostrander returns in grand fashion, qualifies for Trials finals

July 7, 2016

Back racing on the track for the first time in two months, Allie Ostrander of Kenai shrugged off the rust and showed everybody why she is the future of middle distance running in the United States. The only collegiate runner among the 23 woman in the 5,000 meters at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon,… Read more »

Updike survives prelims, qualifies for steeple finals at Trials

July 5, 2016

As if qualifying for the finals at the Olympic Trails wasn’t exciting enough for Isaac Updike of Ketchikan, he endured some extra drama before it was official. The 24-year-old runner finished fifth in the prelims in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to snag the final automatic qualifying berth but had to wait for several hours because of… Read more »

On her final jump, DeLoach qualifies for second Olympic Games

July 2, 2016

She goes left, she goes right and now Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks is going back to the Olympics in the long jump. Four years after qualifying for the London Games on her left leg, DeLoach today qualified for the Rio Games on her right leg in thrilling fashion at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon…. Read more »

Clarke flirts with medal contention early, fades to 9th at Trials

July 1, 2016

Anchorage’s Jordan Clarke sat in medal contention after qualifying but then faded to finish ninth in the men’s shot put at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. The former NCAA champion from Arizona State never found his form in three attempts as his best toss of 65 feet, 7 1/2 inches was way behind the… Read more »

Ostrander ready for Olympic Trials

June 30, 2016

Even though she qualified in January, Allie Ostrander of Kenai was unsure whether she’d participate in the upcoming U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials. That’s because Ostrander, a freshman phenom at Boise State University, only recently overcame a stress fracture that sidelined her for the collegiate outdoor track season. “I just wanted to make sure… Read more »

Thomet part of 4-man sprint finish in 10K run at Jr Nationals

June 28, 2016

Levi Thomet of Kodiak was involved in a crazy four-man photo finish in the 10,000-meter run at the USATF Junior National Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Clovis, California. The bad news was he missed a bronze medal by one-hundredth of a second. Thomas Polland Iowa State 30:46.04 Colin Burke UCLA 30:46.25 Zachary Dale Illinois… Read more »

Updike trying to stay in the moment in preparation for Trials

June 25, 2016

After running the race of his life in the steeplechase last month, Isaac Updike of Ketchikan qualified for the Olympic Trials. He called it a dream come true. But the truth is Updike has always excelled in the steeplechase and seems to post his best times against better competition. “Mentally I’m just trying to not… Read more »