The Weekend: Kurgat, HS T and F, HS Soccer and so much more…

Stuff from the weekend…

Caroline Kurgat of UAA won her seventh career national title and seven Seawolves earned All-American honors on the final day of the NCAA Div. II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships Saturday.

Kurgat won the 5,000 to claim her second national title at the championships after winning the 10,000 on Thursday. Kurgat becomes only the third woman in Div. II to sweep the 5,000 and 10,000 in back-to-back years.

Danielle McCormick earned her seventh career All-American honor after finishing fourth in the 800. McCormick would add one more All-American honor to her name as she ran the second leg of the women’s 4×400 that finished eighth. Vanessa Aniteye, Marie Ries and Tylantiss Atlas also made All-American.

Chrysalyn Johnson saved her best jumps for last in the triple jump. She finished seventh and got the first All-American honor of her career.


High school track and field champions from Saturday were the South girls and the Chugiak boys in Division 1, and the Kenai Central girls and ACS boys in Division 2.


High school soccer champs from Saturday were the Dimond girls and Colony boys in Division 1 and the Juneau girls and Kenai Central boys in Division 2.

Winners at Kal’s Knoya Ridge mountain race were Rosie Frankowski and David Norris.

And the Trent Waldron Half Marathon winners were Brian Kirchner and Ida Bennion.