Juneau runner Tuckwood named Alaska Athlete of the Week

September 13, 2021

Juneau’s Sadie Tuckwood was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after winning in her first collegiate race for the Gonzaga University cross country team in impressive fashion.

The Juneau-Douglas High School grad won outright the Clash of the Inland Northwest in Cheney, Washington.

Her winning time of 14:15was fifth-fastest four-kilometer time in women’s program history.  The freshman seized control early and never relinquished it with a wire-to-wire win in a women’s field of 72 runners from surrounding schools.

The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday. View past winners here.