Posts Tagged: Cross Country Running

Balsan earns first career top-10 finish at WAC Championships

November 7, 2019

Grand Canyon University senior Elizabeth Balsan of Anchorage turned in her greatest finish in four appearances at the Western Athletic Conference Championships. She led her NCAA D1 team with an eighth-place effort out of 67 women in the 6-K race in Kansas City, Missouri. Her time was 21:46.7. Led by the Alaskan, Grand Canyon raced… Read more »

Kramer, South High girls shine at Mt. Sac XC Invite in California

November 1, 2019

Kendall Kramer of Fairbanks went out with a bang in her last high school cross country running race. Kramer, a three-time Alaska state high school cross country champion, dominated the Girls Division 3/4/5 Individual Sweepstakes race at the Mt. Sac XC Invite Oct. 25 in California, which was established in 1948 and is billed as… Read more »

At different races, Balsan, Theisen earn same result among 300+

October 2, 2019

Anchorage’s Elizabeth Balsan and Kenai’s Jordan Theisen participated in different races in different states but both managed to earn the same result. Balsan of Grand Canyon University placed 20th in a huge women’s field of 322 runners at the Capital Cross Challenge in Sacramento, California. The senior clocked a 6-K time of 21:13.8, shaving more… Read more »

Fahrney outsprints Gonzaga teammates at finish in Minnesota

Anchorage’s Grace Fahrney used a killer kick to outsprint two Gonzaga University teammates to the finish of the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She edged by less than a second two Bulldogs at the end of the women’s 6-K race in 22:35.9 to place 40th out of 147 NCAA D1 cross-country runners. She was… Read more »

Osowski, Theisen, Lindquist notch top-10 finishes in Montana

September 18, 2019

Keith Osowski of Kodiak, Jordan Theisen of Kenai and Ruby Lindquist of Moose Pass ran for different high schools in Alaska. Now they are teammates at Black Hills State University. All three cross-country runners earned top-10 finishes as the state of Alaska was well represented at the Frontier Preview Meet in Billings, Montana. In the… Read more »

Fast Fahrney posts first collegiate top-10 finish for Gonzaga

September 16, 2019

Freshman Grace Fahrney of Anchorage registered her first NCAA D1 top-10 performance for Gonzaga University and won her first collegiate sprint as well. Fahrney, of Service High fame, finished seventh in the women’s 6-K race out of 91 runners after crossing the line in 21:47.9 as the top freshman in the field at the Cougar… Read more »

Balsan, Bennett each earn top-10 finishes for GCU in Arizona

September 13, 2019

Anchorage’s Elizabeth Balsan and Blake Bennett each turned in top-10 performances for Grand Canyon University at the Dave Murray Invitational hosted by the University of Arizona in Tucson. Balsan, of ACS fame, finished seventh out of 30 women by covering the 5-K race in 19:13.4. This was the senior’s third career top-10 finish at this… Read more »

Ostrander first to 3-peat as Mountain West Athlete of the Year

August 14, 2019

When it comes to the Mountain West Conference, there is Kenai’s Allie Ostrander and then there is everybody else. The former Boise State University track and field and cross-country running star became the conference’s first three-time winner of its Athlete of the Year award. Ostrander, of Kenai High fame, was named the MWC Female Athlete… Read more »

Cheseto sets prosthetics record at New York City Marathon

November 7, 2018

By Matias Saari, Alaska Sports Blog Contributor Marko Cheseto has had a monumental week. On Sunday, his photo, with the caption “Kenya’s Blade Runner” was featured on the front page of Kenya’s newspaper The Daily Nation. That same day, the former University of Alaska Anchorage cross country and track standout ran the New York City… Read more »

Thomet among Oregon point scorers at Pac-12 Championships

October 28, 2018

Kodiak’s Levi Thomet was among the five University of Oregon runners who scored points for the Ducks at the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships in Stanford, California. The junior runner missed a top-30 finish by one second as he broke the line of the men’s 8K in 23:49. Thomet, of Kodiak High fame, was fifth among… Read more »