Posts Tagged: Track and Field

Heartwell-McKoy to play football at Dickinson State

May 1, 2020

Jayden Heartwell-McKoy played football, basketball and ran track his whole high school career.  He graduates as South Anchorage High School’s all-time reception and touchdown leader and will be attending Dickinson State University this summer on a full Academic and Football Scholarship.  He had a decorated football career including being named 2019 Semper Fidelis Football Player of the year… Read more »

Multi-sport standout Hayes to wrestle at Minnesota State Moorhead

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 »

Multi-sport star Soland to begin pre-med at Tennessee

April 30, 2020

A 2020 graduate, Maris Soland was an exceptional three-sport athlete at South Anchorage High School, earning 10 varsity letters (would have been 11 if not for the COVID-19 cancellation of the 2020 track season). She was a captain on South’s first championship flag football team, earning all-conference honors in three different positions (safety, wide receiver,… Read more »

Multi-sport star Brantley III bound for Dickinson State

Soldotna High multi-sport star Galen Brantley III is off to Dickinson State University in North Dakota this fall.  He received athletic and academic scholarships to compete in both football and track while Majoring in Pre-Med.  Galen had a decorated athletic career for the Stars.  In football he was  a three-time all-state football player who was… 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 »

Ealum wins two conference titles, giving her 8 for Liberty career

February 29, 2020

It doesn’t matter which conference Tanner Ealum of Anchorage competes in for Liberty University, chances are she’s going to break the meet record in the 800-meter run. Two years after she set the meet record at the Big South Conference outdoor championships, the Alaska track star broke the meet record at the Atlantic Sun Conference… Read more »

Updike, Dunbar run well at David Hemery Valentine Invitational

February 19, 2020

Ketchikan’s Isaac Updike didn’t repeat as 3,000-meter run champion at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston. But he did run much faster, dusting his time from a year ago. The 27-year-old placed 10th out of 192 finishers in the men’s 3,000 in 7:47.93, blowing the doors off his 2019 time of 7:56.63. Last year,… Read more »

Ostrander PRs in 3,000 at Millrose Games to win first pro race

February 8, 2020

Using a killer kick, Kenai’s Allie Ostrander came from behind down the stretch to win the women’s 3,000-meter run at the 113th Millrose Games in New York City. The 23-year-old runner is beginning her second season as a professional and secured her first victory on one of the biggest stages in track and field. Ostrander,… Read more »

Bennett breaks Grand Canyon school record in 3,000-meter run

February 4, 2020

Anchorage’s Blake Bennett broke the Grand Canyon University school record in the men’s 3,000-meter run. The sophomore distance runner placed fifth out of 37 participants at the Houston Invitational in Texas with a time of 8:29.47. Bennett, of ACS fame, crushed his previous PR of 8:51.41 set last year at the Western Athletic Conference Indoor… Read more »

Coats goes from walk-on to NAIA Indoor Nationals contender

January 11, 2020

Jonah Coats of Valdez was only looking for a college track and field coach to give him a chance. Then another Alaskan made it happen. And now Coats is making it happen in the heptathlon. The Eastern Oregon University redshirt sophomore wrapped up his first heptathlon of the season by taking fourth place overall at… Read more »