Finch named AK Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week

June 8, 2020

13-year old Haley Finch of Anchorage logged the most miles out of over 3,000 people in the 2020 Healthy Futures 100 Miles in May Challenge, earning her Alaska Athlete of the Week honors.  She logged 887.9 miles of activity over the month of May!

With COVID-19 causing so much of normal life to be canceled, the Family Partnership Charter School student put her energy and focus into the statewide event which allows participants to convert all activities to miles.

She structured each day around a routine that included jump rope sessions, hiking, biking, dancing, and running, among other things.  Her mileage total placed her ahead of household names like Kikkan Randall, David Norris, and Allie Ostrander.

“Haley likes concrete goals and challenges and this has been such a perfect thing for her to put energy into while all other activities are on hold,” said Haley’s mother Joselynn.

Through it all she maintained a healthy perspective. “The destination is never as important as the journey,” said Haley.

The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday and announced Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports Radio 590AM and 96.7FM.

View past winners here.