Posts Tagged: Running

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 »

Tuesday Night Races start September 15 in Virtual Format

September 9, 2020

Despite the pandemic, the Municipality of Anchorage’s wildly popular Tuesday Night Races will proceed with a 52nd season. This year’s five-event series will be conducted in a virtual format beginning Sept. 15 and concluding Oct. 13 and include new locations. The courses will be marked starting at 6 p.m. each Tuesday and remain open until… Read more »

Merchant named AK Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week

May 26, 2020

Even without the benefit of a high school track season, Anchorage’s Tristian Merchant managed to create a title-worthy performance. The ACS junior broke the nine-minute benchmark in the 3,200 meters at an unofficial time trail with friends. Merchant is believed to be just the fourth high school runner from Alaska to break the nine-minute mark,… Read more »

From Alaska to Norway, 100 Miles in May motivates participants

May 4, 2020

The 100 Miles in May Bonus Challenge this April came at a perfect time to motivate Amy Reed in Anchorage and the Bjornstad family in northern Norway. “I was so excited to have a goal to work towards in April when it seemed like the world was shutting down and all the races were canceled… 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 »

Yeaton named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame athlete of the week

March 1, 2020

Anchorage’s Jessica Yeaton won the American Birkebeiner in dominating fashion after breaking away from the lead pack and skiing the final 20 kilometers solo. The APU Ski Team member and 2018 Olympian finished in 2 hours, 13 minutes, 20 seconds to beat five-time Olympian Riitta-Liisa Roponen of Finland by 41 seconds. Yeaton topped a field… Read more »

Tomsich, Dalton lead Alaska group at Olympic Marathon Trials

Tony Tomsich and Anna Dalton had Alaska’s top performances at Saturday’s U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta. Tomsich, from Fairbanks and now living in Vancouver, Canada, placed 102nd out of 175 male finishers in 2 hours, 25 minutes and 16 seconds. He completed the second half just a minutes slower than the first half on… Read more »

Five Alaskans to compete in Saturday’s Olympic Marathon Trials

February 28, 2020

Five Alaskans are primed for the biggest race of their lives on Saturday — the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta, Georgia. They’ve run countless miles on ice and snow in the heart of winter as well as around indoor tracks and on monotonous treadmills. Some have trained mostly solo and squeezed in 100-mile weeks… 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 »

Updike second-best finisher for second-place team at Nationals

December 17, 2019

Ketchikan’s Isaac Updike delivered a strong performance at the USA Track and Field National Club Cross Country Championships at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The 27-year-old finished the men’s 10-K race 22nd out of 617 runners with a time of 31:20.3. Updike, of Ketchikan High fame, is a professional runner with the New York New… Read more »