Posts Tagged: Track and Field

Dunbar sets Alaska record at Cork City mile in Ireland

July 8, 2014

Three weeks after setting an Alaska record for the fastest 5,000 meters, Trevor Dunbar of Kodiak bested his own state record in the mile. The eight-time NCAA All-American posted a personal-best time of 3:57.19 at the Cork City mile in Ireland. He was third out of 15 starters in the mile. Last year, in Oregon,… Read more »

DeLoach Soukup forced to opposite takeoff foot in long jump

June 25, 2014

For her whole career, from winning state in Alaska to winning a bronze medal at the Olympics, Janay DeLoach Soukup of Fairbanks has used her left foot for takeoff in the long jump. But she’ll use her other foot when she looks to defend her national title at this week’s USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento…. Read more »

Every throw matters to Clarke after turning professional

June 19, 2014

Most people assume being a professional athlete means caviar, first class and fast cars. But that’s not always the case, especially if you throw the shot put for a living in this country. Former NCAA champion Jordan Clarke of Anchorage turned professional last year and is currently ranked sixth in the world, yet he’s struggling… Read more »

Dunbar to double in 5,000 & 10,000 at NCAA Championships

June 10, 2014

Trevor Dunbar will double down at the NCAA Track and Field Championships. The University of Oregon senior from Kodiak will run in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at when the national championships visit historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., this week. Dunbar wants to score as many points as possible for the Ducks, who… Read more »

DeLoach Soukup returns to long jump at Prefontaine Classic

May 31, 2014

After a long layoff from major competition, Janay DeLoach Soukup of Fairbanks returned to the long jump this weekend at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore. That was the good news. Forced to change her takeoff technique on the eve of her first jump, the 28-year-old Alaskan never found her rhythm and finished seventh in… Read more »

Dunbar earns qualifying berth to NCAA Track Championships

May 30, 2014

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar assured he will end his college track career on his home turf. The University of Oregon senior runner finished in the top dozen of the men’s 10,000 meters at the NCAA Track and Field Preliminary Rounds in Fayetteville, Ark. Qualifiers earned automatic berths to the NCAA Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene… Read more »

Three Alaskans earn college track All-American honors

May 25, 2014

Alaskans Hans Roelle and Jani Lane of Anchorage and Lucas Updike of Ketchikan each turned in All-American performances at two separate national track and field championships this weekend. In Alabama, Hans Roelle of Eastern Oregon University doubled down on national titles by winning the men’s 800-meter race at the NAIA Championships, his second national title… Read more »

Lane qualifies for NCAA final in 1,500 meters

May 22, 2014

When it comes to running the 1,500 meters, nobody does it at Michigan Tech better than Anchorage’s Jani Lane. The sophomore owns four of the five fastest times, including a school record 3:46.53 posted earlier this season. Now he has a chance to give the school a national title. Lane qualified for the 1,500 final… Read more »

Dunbar second in 5,000, helps Oregon win Pac-12 title

May 19, 2014

He didn’t win the 5,000, but Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar still tasted victory after the University of Oregon won the Pac-12 Championships. Dunbar settled for silver in a slow 5,000 meters, running a time of 13 minutes, 45.26 seconds. He entered the race with the fourth fastest time in the country in 13:32. The senior did… Read more »

Bennett all-conference in decathlon at WAC Championships

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 »