The Seawolf men’s and women’s track & field team competed in the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto/San Francisco, Calif. this past weekend. The team left California having produced a total of six NCAA qualifying times.
Senior distance runner Susan Tanui put up an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 10:13.40 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, simultaneously beating her own record in the GNAC by more than two seconds. The All-American took fourth in the event.
The freshman/sophomore javelin duo of Franz Burghagen and Cody Parker took care of things on the field for UAA, finishing first and second in the competition. Burghagen won with a toss of 227-1, while Parker was the runner-up with a toss of 220-9. The pair beat out a host of Div. I throwers.
Soldotna native Ivy O’Guinn looked to improve her provisional time in the 1500 meters at Stanford, and she was able to do so. The junior leads Div. II with a time of 4:27.53, and is the only Div. II athlete to have passed the 4:30 mark.
The Seawolves won’t be back on the track again until mid-April when they travel to compete in the Azusa Pacific Invite and the Long Beach State Invite.