Posts Tagged: Cross Country Running

Multi-sport standout Hayes to wrestle at Minnesota State Moorhead

May 1, 2020

Hunter Hayes from Wasilla High School has signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Minnesota State University-Moorhead on a wrestling scholarship.  He was slated to be a major contributor to the Warrior track program, but lost his senior season due to COVID-19.   A versatile athlete, he ran cross country, wrestled, played football, and did… Read more »

Grace Christian’s Kopp to play soccer for The Masters

April 30, 2020

Paul Kopp is a multi-sport athlete that has varsity lettered all 4 years in cross country running and basketball and was set to letter in soccer his 4th year as well. He was a senior captain for cross country running and basketball and a junior captain for soccer last year. He was part of the… Read more »

Kaleb Smith of ACS off to Grand Canyon University

April 29, 2020

Kaleb Smith of Anchorage Christians Schools will run cross country for Grand Canyon University while Majoring in physical therapy beginning this fall. Smith finished 10th in the 2019 Division 2  State Cross-Country Championships.  He was also a member of Division 2 State Championship Track and Field teams 9th-11th grade and Division 2 State Championship Cross… Read more »

Kramer to stay in Alaska, will ski and run for UAF Nanooks

April 16, 2020

Kendall Kramer, the top Alaskan junior female Nordic skier in recent memory, has committed to ski and run at her hometown University of Alaska Fairbanks beginning in the fall of 2020. Kramer has won 14 high school state championships in skiing and running at West Valley High School. She is also a member of the… Read more »

Turney wins Spartan Ultra 50K in California

December 18, 2019

Before last weekend, Taylor Turney of Anchorage had never raced an ultramarathon, let alone one with 60 obstacles. But on Dec. 14 he nailed his first Spartan Ultra in Los Olivos, California, taking the victory in 5 hours, 24 minutes and 50 seconds over 50 kilometers (31 miles). Turney caught the frontrunner at about mile… Read more »

Alaska runners crush it nationwide

November 18, 2019

From California to Utah to North Carolina, Alaskans ran up a storm over the weekend. Reigning Mount Marathon Race champion Hannah LaFleur of Seward won the Catalina Half Marathon and placed fourth overall in 1 hour, 37 minutes and 11 seconds. LaFleur received a strong challenge from Californian Evelyne Ruiz (1:37:27) and broke the existing… Read more »

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 »