Caroline Kurgat ran 32:08.09 in the 10,000 to set the all-time NCAA Div. II record at the Stanford Invite Friday night.
Kurgat ran in a pack of Div. I and professional runners, including Soldotna’s Allie Ostrander of Boise State, to finish fifth. The national record is the third for Kurgat who ran national record in the indoor 3,000 and 5,000 earlier this year. The previous D2 10K record was set in 1988.
In other UAA track and field news…
Danielle McCormick and Chrisalyn Johnson each set school records for UAA at the Mike Fanelli Classic Saturday.
McCormick won the 800 and lowered her own school record.
Johnson won the long jump with a school-record and provisional qualifying mark of 19-2.5. The previous school record of 18-10.5 was set by Karolin Anders in 2014.
Elena Cano placed fourth in the women’s long jump, and David Sramek was fourth in the men’s.
Felix Kemboi finished third in the mile.
Nancy Jeptoo was the top UAA finisher in the women’s mile finishing fifth.
Alaska Anchorage will return to California for a variety of meets April 18-20.