Alaskans from MSU excel at Bobcat Open [Track]

April 21, 2013

Jacob Kirk

Two meets, three PRs.

That’s how Anchorage’s Jacob Kirk is rolling right now.

The Montana State junior runner has turned in personal-best times in three different outdoor events over the last two weeks, this time going under in the 800 meters at the Bobcat Open.

Kirk, of Grace Christian fame, ran a fearless race and was just edged at the finish line by one one-hundredths of a second to place second in 1:56.83.

Last week, he established PRs in the 3,000 steeplechase and 1,500 at the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge in Sacramento, Calif.

Speaking of PRs, Montana State teammate Lierin Flanagan of Kenai ran the fastest 200 meters of her college career at the Bobcat Open.

Lierin Flanagan

The time was winded aided, however, as the race was held in blustery conditions.

She went 26.34 to finish third in the race. Her fastest outdoor time is 26.84, set in 2011.

Flanagan, of Kenai High fame, is also coming off a strong showing at the Mondo Challenge by earning a PR of 2:11.38 in the 800.

The junior star also has 10 wins since the 2013 calendar change in the indoor and outdoor seasons. Her victories have come in the 400, 800, distance medley relay and 4×400 relay.