Posts Tagged: Cross Country Running

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 »

Merchant runs fastest 5K time ever for AK high school runner

October 7, 2020

Anchorage’s Tristian Merchant runs like he’s chasing history. Now history will chase him. The ACS senior cross-country running star clocked what is believed to be the fastest 5-K time for an Alaska high school runner when he clocked 14:41 at the Region III championships in Palmer. The record was first reported by Beth Bragg of… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Clary was AK’s first Olympic runner in 1984

August 7, 2020

Alaska’s first Olympic runner, Don Clary of Anchorage represented Team USA many times during his career before stepping onto track and field’s biggest stage in 1984. As a high school senior in 1975, he was part of the U.S. junior team that won the title at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Morocco. Clary… Read more »

South High multi-sport standout Beloy to run for CSU-Pueblo

May 25, 2020

Kaleb Beloy graduates from South Anchorage High School after a solid career as a multi-sport athlete. For the hockey team, he lettered his junior and senior year, played center, and was part of the 2019 State Champion Team. On the cross country trails, Kaleb steadily improved throughout high-school and placed 6th at State as a… Read more »

Crimson Bear’s “Fearsome Threesome” shaped winning XC culture

May 19, 2020

Anna Iverson, Katie McKenna and Sadie Tuckwood form an outstanding senior running trio whose dedication to running and their team has shaped and inspired their Juneau Douglas Kalé teammates and coaches. Their cumulative years in cross country and track (22) have resulted in the girls winning the Alaska State Championship (2018), as well as… Read more »