Posts Tagged: Cross Country Running

Merchant edges Sulte to win boys Pride of Alaska Youth Award

May 4, 2021

In a close vote that came down to a photo finish, three-time Gatorade Alaska Runner of the Year Tristian Merchant edged recent MLS rookie call up Hunter Sulte to win the boys Pride of Alaska Youth Award. Merchant prevailed by only a 14-12 count in a vote by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board… Read more »

Kriegmont, Merchant, Sulte are finalists for boys Pride of Alaska

April 29, 2021

Two-sport star Cooper Kreigmont of Juneau, remarkable runner Tristian Merchant of Anchorage and soccer prodigy Hunter Sulte of Anchorage were selected by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors as finalists for the 2020 boys Pride of Alaska Youth Award. These three rising stars beat out a crowded and competitive field of high… Read more »

Bailey, Jacoby, ‘Uhila named finalists for girls Pride of Alaska

April 28, 2021

A state champion runner from Fairbanks, a state champion and MVP basketball player from Anchorage and an Olympic hopeful swimmer from Seward were picked by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors as finalists for the 2021 girls Pride of Alaska Youth Award. The competition among high school girls for the award was… Read more »

Fairbanks runner Widman named Alaska Athlete of the Week

February 28, 2021

Cross country runner Faith Widman of Fairbanks was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after posting her second straight victory to start the NAIA season. The Oregon Tech University junior cross-country runner won the Lane Community College Invitational in Eugene, Oregon, over the weekend in impressive fashion, posting a 35-second win in the women’s 5-K field.  The… Read more »

Three weeks after first college win, Widman is victorious again

February 22, 2021

Faith Widman of Fairbanks liked winning so much she did it again. The Oregon Tech University junior cross-country runner has posted victories in back-to-back meets to start the NAIA season. These are the first two wins for the Alaskan in 15 career starts. Widman, of West Valley High fame, won the Lane Community College Invitational… Read more »

Running stalwart Dunbar named Alaska Athlete of the Week

January 4, 2021

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar is the Alaska Athlete of the Week after being hired by the University of California Berkeley as a new assistant coach for cross country and distance running. The 29-year-old’s running career is the stuff of legends. His success ranges from seven-time prep champion to junior national champion to eight-time NCAA All-American to the professional… Read more »

Earl en route to mighty Big Ten after signing with Northwestern

November 30, 2020

Ava Earl of Girdwood has been one of Alaska’s best teenage runners over the last six years, collecting a bushel of medals from middle school and high school. She’s also a rising star as a singer songwriter, recording three albums and performing her own music at major festivals. “I write a lot of about running,”… Read more »

Ostrander looks to bring championship culture to SPU as coach

October 14, 2020

A winner at every level, Allie Ostrander of Kenai is changing lanes by going from world-class runner to volunteer coach. The 13-time NCAA All-American and Millrose Games winner looks to bring a championship culture to Seattle Pacific University. Ostrander last year moved to Seattle, where she works with the Brooks Running track club. She will… Read more »

Merchant, Rolston share Alaska Athlete of the Week honors

October 12, 2020

Two high school athletes who turned in historic performances share Alaska Athlete of the Week honors. Anchorage Christian School senior Tristian Merchant ran the fastest ever cross country time for an Alaska high school runner when he clocked 14:41 at the Region III championships in Palmer. Chugiak High senior Josh Rolston kicked the longest field goal in Alaska high… Read more »

Howard runs to PR, top-10 finish at Maverick Invitational

October 10, 2020

Riley Howard of Anchorage helped the Western Colorado University men’s cross country team run away with the team title at the Maverick Invitational in Grand Junction, Colorado. The senior was among the five top scorers for the Mountaineers, who won the seven-team meet with 25 points. A perfect score is 20. Howard, of Service High… Read more »