Hanley PRs, Afoa 12th at Nationals (Track)
Colorado School of Mines runner Ryan Hanley of Anchorage missed a top-eight finish in the 800 meters by 0.12 seconds at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships in Charlotte, N.C.
But the fabulous freshman did post a personal-best time of 1:50.92 to finish ninth in his first appearance at the outdoor championships.
Hanley, of Dimond High fame, earned All-American honors during the indoor season in the distance medley relay.
Another Alaskan All-American from Colorado School of Mines, Savannah Afoa, also participated in the national championships.
Afoa, of Dimond High fame, placed 12th in the discus with a mark of 142 feet, 1 inch.
The sensational senior wrapped up a college career that saw her star for Colorado School of Mines in both track and field and basketball.
In addition to earning all-conference honors in the discus all four years, Afoa also started 99 games and finished third on the school’s all-time blocked shots list.