UAA’s Kurgat shatters NCAA record

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - University of Alaska Anchorage track star Caroline Kurgat won the 5,000 meter at the Husky Invite in Seattle Friday, and Kurgat’s time of 15:28.46 broke the all-time NCAA Div. II record by over 30 seconds.

The original record stood at 16:01.09 set by Neely Spence of Shippensburg in 2011.

This is the second straight race that Kurgat has set a national record after running 9:07.05 in the 3,000 meter two weeks ago.

Wesley Kirui was the top UAA finisher in the men’s 5,000 meter placing eighth (14:18.62). Edwin Kangogo finished 18th (14:39.15).

Chris Brake finished 12th in the high jump (6-4), and Enrique Campbell was 39th in the 200 meter (25.27).

The men’s distance medley relay of Drew Johnson, Joshua Jackman, Eduardo Orozco and Felix Kemboi finished 12th (10:10.09).

The women’s distance medley relay of Ruth Cvancara, Tylantiss Atlas, Dani McCormick and Nancy Jeptoo finished 18th (11:53.47).