Fried and brothers Theisen team up for All-American relay finish

March 9, 2019

Alaskans Levi Fried of Kodiak and brothers Jonah Theisen and Jordan Theisen of Kenai were part of an All-American finish for Black Hills State University at the NCAA D2 Indoor Track & Field National Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas.

They, along with Tristan Hepp of Wyoming, qualified ninth but took sixth in the finals of the men’s distance relay with a school-record time of 9:49.47.

Jordan Theisen led off in the 1,200-meter leg, then handed off to Hepp in the 400, to Fried in the 800 and Jonah Theisen anchored in the mile.

Jonah Theisen and Fried have now earned All-American honors twice in the DMR.

This was Jonah Theisen’s fourth appearance and Fried’s third on the DMR team that competed at the national championships. They were also members of the 2016 DMR that placed third and earned All-American status with a then-record time of 9:46.97.

In 2017, Fried and Jonah Theisen were on the team that took ninth.

Returning from last year, junior Jordan Theisen made his second DMR national appearance. He and his brother took ninth in 2018.