Montana State runner Jacob Kirk of Anchorage ran the race of his life on back-to-back days at the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge in Sacramento, Calif. The junior set PRs in the 3,000 steeplechase and 1,500. Kirk, of Grace Christian fame, today ran a lifetime best 8:50.6 in winning the steeplechase. It was the fourth-fastest time in… Read more »
Already having qualified for the Big Sky Championships in the two events, Anchorage’s Jacob Kirk today added to the list. The Montana State University sophomore made his mark in the men’s 1,500 meters after a second-place finish in 3:56.41, nearly two seconds faster than his seed time. He helped Montana State beat arch rival Montana… Read more »
Anchorage’s Jacob Kirk today helped Montana State University secure second place on the first day of the Big Sky Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Flagstaff, Ariz. Kirk, of Grace Christian fame, won a silver medal in the men’s distance medley with a relay time of 10:24.65. Northern Arizona won in 10:19.94.
Montana State University’s Jacob Kirk of Anchorage placed ninth out of 63 men at today’s Big Sky Conference cross country championships in Pocatello, Idaho. The sophomore mechanical engineering major finished the 8K course in 25:16 to earn all-conference honors for the first time. Last year he was 25th. Kirk, of Grace Christian fame, was the… Read more »
Former Alaska small-schools cross country state champion Jacob Kirk of Anchorage turned in another solid performance yesterday for Montana State University. The Montana State University sophomore placed third out of 65 male finishers at the Montana Invitational in Missoula, helping the Bobcats edge Gonzaga University by 11 points. Kirk, of Grace Christian fame, finished the… Read more »
Jacob Kirk of Anchorage turned in one of the top performances for Montana State University at the Big Sky Championships in Sacramento, Calif. The freshman runner sliced more than 10 seconds off his personal-best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, crossing in 9 minutes, 14 seconds. His seed time was 9:25. Kirk, of Grace Christian fame,… Read more »
Montana State University freshman Jacob Kirk won the men’s 3,000-meter indoor race at yesterday’s Bobcat Open. Running unattached, the former Grace Christian runner clocked a time of 8:52.98 to win the 11-man race and beat teammate Nick Atwood by .07 seconds.
Alaskans competing at the Boston Marathon have always had to train through the tough winter months in advance of the April event. However, for the first time in its 125-year history, the granddaddy of marathoning was moved to October due to the coronavirus — and this allowed Alaskans to train through a pleasant summer instead… Read more »
You’d never know Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall was a rookie at the New York City Marathon. Racing her first marathon, the five-time Olympian and 2018 gold medalist finished 51st among more than 22,000 women in 2 hours, 55 minutes and 12 seconds, much faster than her stated goal of breaking three hours. What’s more, Randall, who… Read more »
While Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya was shattering the world record at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, several Alaskans set personal records while finishing among the Top 125 at one of the highest-profile running events on the globe. Tony Tomsich, who grew up in Fairbanks and was a running coach at the University of Alaska Anchorage, led… Read more »