UAA track and field wins five events at 2nd day of GNAC championships

Monmouth, OR (KTUU) Great weekend for the UAA track and field team at the GNAC Championships. The Seawolves won five individual titles. They also broke four championship records.

On top of that, Wesley Kiru qualified to compete in the steeplechase at NCAA Championships after running the steeplechase at the nearby Willamette Invite. He ran the third fastest time in Division II with a time of 8:52.35.

Caroline Kurgat continues to dominate, winning both the 1,500 and 5,000 meter races. She won the 1,500 with a time of 4:23.02 and the 5,000 with a time of 16:35.10. Kurgat set facility and GNAC Championships records in both events.

She was also named GNAC Female Track Athlete of the Meet.

The Seawolves also won the 400. Vanessa Aniteye took that title for the third straight year with a time of 54.19. She also set a new facility and GNAC Championship record. It ranks in the top 10 in Division II.

Danielle McCormick was dominating in the 800 and won for the second straight year, with a time of 2:08.67.

Chrisalyn Johnson won the triple jump with a jump of 41-3.25. That jump set a GNAC Championship, school, and facility records. It ranks 7th nationally in Division II.

The women's team finished third with 119.5 points and the men were fourth with 97 points.