Posts Tagged: Track and Field

Bennett all-conference in decathlon at WAC Championships

May 19, 2014

Tyler Bennett of Anchorage might be the best Alaska athlete you’ve never heard of. The first-year decathlete at the University of Idaho earned second-team all-conference honors with a sixth-place finish at the Western Athletic Conference Championships in Utah. Bennett finished the grueling 10-event competition with 5,894 points. Here is a breakdown of his performance in… Read more »

Dunbar a serious threat to win 5,000 at Pac-12 Championships

May 17, 2014

Healthy and hungry, Trevor Dunbar of Kodiak could eat up the competition at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships, which kick off today in Pullman, Wash. The 23-year-old All-American will run in the 5,000 meters on Sunday. This spring he has the NCAA’s fourth fastest time [13:32.38], a glimpse of Dunbar’s unbelievable talent. He could… Read more »

Lane breaks school record in 1,500, qualifies for NCAAs

May 13, 2014

Jani Lane of Anchorage already held the Michigan Tech record for the 1,500 meters. Then he bettered it over the weekend. The sophomore earned a spot in the field of the NCAA D2 Championships by running the 1,500 in 3:46.55 to break his own school record by more than five seconds. Lane, of Service High… Read more »

Roelle shakes off elements, runs season best times in two events

May 11, 2014

It was windy, it was cold and he had a sore calf muscle. So of course Hans Roelle of Anchorage ran his best at the Cascade Conference Championships in Idaho. The Eastern Oregon University junior finished third in the 1,500 meters with a season-best time of 3:51.28 and the next day won the 800 in… Read more »

Todd PRs in 400 hurdles at RMAC Championships

May 7, 2014

University of Colorado-Colorado Springs hurdler Jessica Todd of Anchorage turned in the fastest 400-meter hurdles race of her life when it mattered most. The junior earned all-conference honors for the second straight year after placing second at the RMAC Outdoor Championships in Colorado. Her time of 1:03.83 was a school record. She finished third in… Read more »

Alaskans hit NAIA standard times for Eastern Oregon

May 6, 2014

Alaskans Lucas Updike and Hans Roelle of the Eastern Oregon track and field team each hit NAIA ‘A’ national qualifying standard marks at the different meets in Oregon. That means both guys are headed to the national championships. Updike, of Ketchikan High fame, was the first to punch his ticket after his strong performance at… Read more »

Talbot part of record-setting 4xmile relay team for Dartmouth

May 4, 2014

Silas Talbot of Anchorage ran the race of his life at the 120th annual Penn Relays in Philadelphia, helping his Dartmouth College 4x-mile relay team set a school record. Talbot ran the second leg and clocked a PR time of 4:03 as Dartmouth finished ninth in 16:27, the second-fastest time in New England history. It… Read more »

Dunbar PRs in 5,000, ranks ninth on Oregon’s all-time list

April 19, 2014

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar joined an exclusive club reserved for elite runners from the University of Oregon. The former Alaska state champion shaved four seconds off his PR in the 5,000 meters after posting 13:32.38 in a second-place finish at the annual Mt. SAC Relays in California. Dunbar’s time moved him to ninth on Oregon’s all-time… Read more »

Lane runs NCAA D2 provisional in 800 for Michigan Tech

April 15, 2014

Anchorage’s Jani Lane crushed the competition for Michigan Tech in the men’s 800-meter race at the Rex Foster Invitational in Wisconsin. The sophomore ran a national provisional time of 1:52.02 as he beat the second-place guy by a full four seconds. His time was the fifth fastest time in Michigan Tech history and bested his… Read more »

Roelle wins blistering 800, beats D1 runner in photo finish

April 13, 2014

After playing possum early, Anchorage’s Hans Roelle of Eastern Oregon University picked up the pace late to win a big 800-meter race at the WAR VII track and field meet in Spokane, Wash. The junior sat back in the pack for the first lap before unleashing a killer kick that saw him post a personal-best… Read more »