Posts Tagged: Track and Field

Delta sprinter Williams named Alaska Athlete of the Week

January 19, 2021

Delta Junction sprinter Hailey Williams shined in her debut for Duke University, earning her Alaska Athlete of the Week honors. Facing fellow Atlantic Coast Conference runners from Clemson and Georgia Tech, the Duke University freshman finished second in the 60-meter dash in her college debut. The Alaska sprinter clocked a time of 7.72 seconds as Duke swept the… Read more »

Williams lets loose in Duke debut to start indoor track season

January 9, 2021

Duke University freshman Hailey Williams of Delta Junction hit the track for the start of the indoor season at the Orange and Purple Elite meet in Clemson, South Carolina. Facing fellow Atlantic Coast Conference runners from Clemson and Georgia Tech, the Alaska sprinter finished second in the 60-meter dash and ninth in the 300 in… 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 »

Dunbar comes back to Pac-12, but this time with the Cal Bears

December 25, 2020

The running career of Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar 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 ranks. Dunbar has added a new chapter: college coach. The 29-year-old was just hired by the University of California Berkeley as a new assistant coach… 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 »

Friday Flashback: DeLoach wins Olympic bronze medal in 2012

August 14, 2020

The greatest track and field athlete in Alaska history, Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks is one of the most successful long jumpers on the planet with four U.S. championships, a Worlds silver medal and an Olympic bronze medal. At the 2012 London Games, she nabbed the bronze on her fifth and final attempt by the slimmest… 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 »

Friday Flashback: Knudson was a 2-time All-American in 1990s

July 10, 2020

Anchorage’s Kaarin Knudson was a remarkable runner for the University of Oregon from 1994 to 1999 as she earned eight letters and competed eight times at the NCAA Championships. A two-time All-American in track and field, she was a seven-time NCAA qualifier for the Ducks and was a member of Oregon’s 1995 Pac-10 championship cross… 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 »