Alaska sports digest for Jan. 15

sports@adn.comJanuary 15, 2013 

UAA athletics

GPA record broken

It seems UAA's athletes are more than just athletes -- the Seawolves posted a school-record GPA of 3.20 in the 2012 calendar year, marking the 16th time in 19 years with a collective GPA higher than 3.0.

There were 19 athletes with a perfect 4.0 GPA for the fall semester, and 12 of 13 UAA teams posted a 3.0 or better for the year. The women's ski team led the way for the fourth straight year, achieving a combined 3.46 GPA for the spring and fall semesters.

 

Seawolves with 4.0 GPAs

Fall 2012

Andreas Adde, men's skiing; Ida Bjerka, women's skiing; Marie-Sophie Boggasch, gymnastics; Cameron Brewington, men's skiing; Sarah Freistone, Women's track and field, cross country and skiing; Sasha Halfyard, women's track and field; Alysa Horn, women's basketball; Alyssa Hutchins, women's basketball; Gaynor Johansen, women's track and field; Sarah Johnson, volleyball; Yevgenii Kisarauskas, men's track and field; Michael Matyas, hockey; Lasse Molgaard-Nielsen, men's skiing; Simone Penker, gymnastics; Emily Petersen, gymnastics; Patricia Sprecher, women's skiing; Quinn Sproule, hockey; Teancum Stafford, men's basketball; Nikkie Viotto, volleyball.

 

speedskating

McGimsey wins a pair

Game McGimsey skated to a pair of victories Tuesday in the Alaska Speedskating Club’s first installment of Tuesday Night Speedskating Races at Cuddy Midtown Park. 

McGimsey was fastest in a 1,000-meter and 500-meter race, winning each by less than a second.

Dylan Watts earned a win in a 1,500-meter race, and Steven Bergt won a 3,000-meter race. 

 

Long Track Races

Cuddy Midtown Park

Pack Style

1,000 meters — 1) Game McGimsey 1:51.41; 2) Peter Haeussler 1:52.16; 3) Dylan Watts 1:56.67; 4) Steven Bergt 1:57.50; 5) Chuck Gilbert 2:09.21; 6) Jim Falconer 2:11.04; 7) Michael Fischetti 2:11.34; 8) Regan Sarwas 2:22.06; 9) Calisa Kastning 2:30.72; 10) Nathan Van der Most 2:40.75. 

500 meters — 1) McGimsey 53.75; 2) Watts 54.12; 3) Bergt 54.25; 4) Haeussler 54.77; 5) Falconer 59.20; 6) Gilbert 1:02.75; 7) Fischetti 1:08.10; 8) Sarwas 1:10.67; 9) Van der Most 1;11.23; 10) Kastning 1:11.70.

1,500 meters — 1) Watts 2:58.36; 2) McGimsey 3:00.43; 3) Bergt 3:02.43; 4) Falconer 3:11.89; 5) Gilbert 3:18.43; 6) Fischetti 3:26.86; 7) Sarwas 3:27.79; 8) Kastning 3:39.92; 9) Van der Most 3:40.12.

3,000 meters — 1) Bergt 6:23.57; 2) Watts 6:23.81; 3) Falconer 6:52.20; 4) Fischetti 7:13.97; 5) Sarwas 7:19.04; 6) Van der Most 7:42.76; 7) Kastning 7:44.01.

 

sled dog racing

Copper Basin complete

Nearly a full day after Allen Moore claimed first place in the Copper Basin 300 sled-dog race by crossing the finish line in Glennallen on Monday at 11:22 a.m., the last musher crossed another finish line in Tolsona to bring the race to a close.

There were 14 mushers forced to finish in Tolsona due to ice and open water on the trail to Glennallen. Rob Cooke was the first, taking 18th overall when he finished Monday at 4:15 p.m. Tony Angelo, the 31st and last to cross, brought his dog team in Tuesday at 8:04 a.m.

Those finishing in Tolsona raced 275 miles, compared to the 300 miles completed by Glennallen finishers. According to the Copper Basin 300 website, those finishing in Tolsona can still count the race toward qualification for the Iditarod.

 

Copper Basin 300

Final results

1) Allen Moore 11:22 a.m. ($6,000); 2) Gerry Willomitzer 11:48 ($4,500); 3) Jake Berkowitz 11:53 ($3,000); 4) Nicholas Petit 1:40 p.m. ($1,500); 5) Marcus Ingebretsen 1:49; 6) Brent Sass 1:50; 7) Hugh Neff 3 p.m.; 8) Michelle Phillips 3:07; 9) Cody Strathe 4:34; 10) Christine Turner 4:55; 11) Dan Kaduce 4:55; 12) Curt Perano 5:48; 13) Lev Shvarts 6:28; 14) Matt Hall 6:39; 15) Robert Bundtzen 7:16; 16) Clint Warnke 7:21; 17) John Schandelmeier 8:35.

Finishing in Tolsona

18) Rob Cooke 4:15 p.m.; 19) Jim Lanier 5:23; 20) Ed Hopkins 6:16 p.m.; 21) Travis Beals 9:50.

Tuesday finishers in Tolsona

22) Cindy Abbot 1:54 a.m.; 23) Misha Pederson 1:56 a.m.; 24) Nicholis Guy 4:33; 25) Laura Allaway 4:47; 26) Christine Roalofs 6:41; 27) M. Walker 7:11; 28) Luan Marques 7:52; 29) Marylin Storey 7:59; 30) Vern Halter 7:59; 31) Tony Angelo 8:04.

 

snowboarding

Stassel in 21st

Anchorage snowboarder Ryan Stassel finished 21st last weekend in a field of 118 in the inaugural FIS World Cup Snowboard Slopestyle event at Copper Mountain, Colo.

Stassel finished fifth among 30 riders in the event's first heat. The top four riders from each heat qualified for the finals. Stassel's finish was still good enough to qualify him for the the FIS World Snowboard Championships, which start this week in Canada, where he will compete in slopestyle and big air events.

Stassel is also scheduled to represent the U.S. at the FIS Slopestyle World Cup event next month.

 

 

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