UAA claims four titles, sweeps 5,000 podium at GNAC track

UAA opened the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Indoor Championships with four wins Friday in Nampa, Idaho. 

Sophomore Karolin Anders claimed her first GNAC indoor title with first place in the pentathlon. She won the final event, the 800-meter run, in 2 minutes, 24.62 seconds to leapfrog over Central Washington’s Tayler Fettig. Anders finished with 3,640 points. Fettig was second with 3,311. 

Senior Micah Chelimo led a UAA sweep of the men’s 5,000-meter run, finishing in 14:50.02. Dylan Anthony took second and Victor Samoei was third. 

Junior Joyce Kipchumba won her first GNAC title in the women’s 5-K with a time of 17:22.4.

The Seawolves also won the women’s distance medley relay. Seniors Susan Bick and Ivy O’Guinn teamed up with junior Haleigh Lloyd and sophomore Jessica Pahkala for a time of 11:58.61. 

Sophomore Cody Thomas led the heptathlon after the first day, and 18 Seawolves qualified for Saturday’s finals. The men were second in team standings with 34 point. The women, the defending champions, were third with 41 points. 


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