The Great Northwest Athletic Conference on Monday honored UAA track and field athletes Karolin Anders and Jamie Ashcroft for their performances over the weekend at the Ed Jacoby Invitational & Multi in Nampa, Idaho.
Anders, a sophomore, was named the conference’s women’s field athlete of the week after delivering 3,774 in the pentathlon. Her score is the second-highest in GNAC history and third among Division II athletes on the national list this season.
Her mark is also a provisional qualifier for the NCAA Division II indoor national meet.
Anders’ high jump of 5 feet, 7.75 inches, marked a UAA indoor record — that tied her school outdoor record.
Ashcroft, a freshman, shared the women’s track athlete of the week honor with Seattle Pacific’s Kayla Fricker. Ashcroft ran a GNAC-record 24.89 seconds in the 200 meters and covered the 60 meters in 7.72 seconds.
Both of Ashcroft’s marks are provisional national qualifiers.
Anchorage Daily News