Track and Field Nationally Ranked

Sacramento– The University of Alaska Anchorage Outdoor Track and Field competed in Sacramento State Mondo Mid-Major Challenge from April 10 through April 12.

UAA’s Cody Thomas, Junior, Decathlon, placed first in the 100-meter dash posting a time of 10.96. In the long jump Thomas placed first recording a jump of 6.99 meters and brought his total of points in the Decathlon to 811 points. Cody finished second place behind Portland States Nevin Lewis, Senior, in the 400-meter dash. Lewis finished the dash with a time of 49.12 and Thomas finished with a time of 49.48. In the 110-meter hurdles Thomas finished first place with a time of 15.47.

UAA’s Karolin Anders, Sophomore, Heptathlon, tied for first in the high jump with Kassandra Corrigan, Sophomore, Sacramento State posting a 1.63 meters in the event. Anders placed in first in the shot put with a throw of 10.70 meters. In the long jump Karolin took home first place, with a final of 5.75 meters. Anders finished in second place throwing the javelin 33.14 meters for a total of 108-09.

Thomas broke his UAA own decathlon record of 6,781 with a new point total of 6,940, just 60 points from automatically qualifying for the NCAAs. Thomas finished third in Sacramento, surpassing the provisional mark of 6,200.

Karolin finished in first place in the heptathlon with a final score of 5048. Anders point total ranks her fifth all-time in the GNAC record books and qualifies her provisionally for the NCAAs in May. Currently, Anders has the fourth-best mark in Div. II and will need to reach 5,200 points for an automatic berth to Nationals

The nationally ranked Seawolves are back in action April 17-19 with the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays, Bryan Clay Invite and the Long Beach Invite