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Roelle just misses NAIA All-American finish in EOU swansong

Eastern Oregon senior Rachel Roelle of Anchorage just missed All-American honors at the NAIA Cross Country Championship at Fort Vancouver, Washington. Racing in her final college cross country race, she finished the women’s 5K course in 18:08 and placed 32nd out of 338 runners to narrowly miss All-American recognition by two spots. “Rachel ran an… Read more »

Tilly wins marathon in Korea

Sam Tilly has come a long way from his days at Anchorage’s Dimond High School, where he failed to even qualify for its junior varsity cross country team. On Sunday, Tilly handily won Korea’s JoongAng Seoul Marathon in a personal-best 2 hours, 30 minutes and 43 seconds. The race featured 17,000 runners. The 31-year-old native… Read more »

Roelle the last in line of All-Americans from Alaska for EOU

Eastern Oregon University cross country and track coach Ben Welch has a problem. He’s running out of Alaskans. The longtime NAIA coach has had incredible success recruiting runners from his home state, particularly two families – the Roelles out of West Anchorage and the Updikes from Ketchikan. “I don’t specifically target certain families, but when… Read more »

Joe Floyd Award

← Back to Directors’ Awards For Significant and Lasting Contribution to Alaska through Sports – For a person or group of people who have, over a period of years, made a significant and lasting contribution to sports in Alaska. This contribution could be for a particular sport, for multiple sports, for a particular town or area… Read more »

Alaskans excel at Boston Marathon

The strongest field of Alaskans to ever race the Boston Marathon represented the 49th state in fine fashion on Monday. Despite a temperature that climbed above 70, 18 Alaskans finished faster than three hours and the Alaska Endurance Project claimed a team trophy in the 121st edition of the prestigious event. Leading the way was… Read more »

Alaskans key CMU’s win over reigning NAIA national champion

What do you get when you cross Central Methodist University women’s basketball team with three Alaskans? The upset of the year. Alaskans Jerica Nelson of Kodiak and NeNe Hale and CeCe Cockerham of Anchorage combined for 40 points as 16th-ranked CMU knocked off fifth-ranked and defending NAIA national champion MidAmerica Nazarene University 77-74 in Fayette,… Read more »

Alaska women Roelle, Schmidt, Blackmore headed to Nationals

Running a smart, savvy race, Rachel Roelle of Anchorage was rewarded for her strategy at the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships in Salem, Oregon. The Eastern Oregon University redshirt junior earned all-conference honors with a fifth-place finish out of 78 college women. “She came into the meet ranked 15th and ran a superb tactical race on… Read more »