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Alaska sports digest for Feb. 19

UAA track and Field

Chelimo honored

UAA runner Micah Chelimo was named national athlete of the week by the Division II Men's U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, after his three victories in last weekend's Great Northwest Athletic Conference indoor championships.

The UAA women's track and field team, fresh off winning the GNAC indoor championships team competition, were named the conference's team of the week. The UAA women, making their debut in the indoor tournament, ended Seattle Pacific's nine-year run champions.

Chelimo helped the men's team to a second-place finish, picking up wins in the mile, 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter races. The senior from Kenya owns the season's best Division II 5,000 time at 13:51.19, a mark he set at the University of Washington Husky Classic earlier this month.



Moreno wins

Luis Moreno topped the handball players at The Alaska Club Midtown last weekend, winning the WPH R48 tournament.

Sean Lenning finished second and Natty Alvarado came in third.


WPH R48 Pro handball tournament

At The Alaska Club Midtown

1) Luis Moreno; 2) Sean Lenning; 3) Natty Alvarado; 4) Charlie Shanks; 5) Emmitt Peixoto; 6) Davi Fink; 7) Andy Nett; 8) Anthony Selestow; 9) Jon Iglesies; 10) Abe Montijo.



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