UAA's Cody Thomas posted two career-bests in field events Thursday and was in second place after five events of the decathlon at the Mondo Multi in Sacramento, Calif. After four events, the Seawolves' Karolina Anders sat in third place in the heptathlon.
Thomas won the long jump with a personal-best leap of 22 feet, 11.25 inches. He also had a career-long heave of 37 feet, 3 inches in shot put, good enough for fourth place. Thomas took first in the 100-meter dash (10.96 seconds), second in the 400 (49.48) and tied for second in high jump (6 feet, 3.5 inches). With 3,818 points, Thomas trails Portland State's Nevin Lewis by 51 points.
Anders, who has 2,943 points, won shot put with a throw of 35 feet, 1.25 inches. She tied for second in high jump (5 feet, 3 inches), finished fourth in the 200 (25.94) and placed seventh in the 100-meter hurdles (15.36). Portland State's Cecilia Jackson is in first with 3,111 points followed by Sacramento State's Kristen Robinson with 3,005.
Boutet rides to second place
West High's Maddy Boutet finished second in a 40-minute criterium bike race Thursday at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, Calif., just one second behind the winner. The four-day event continues Friday through Sunday.
Tough Slusher set Saturday
The Tough Slusher run/walk will be held Saturday at Service at 10 a.m. to raise money for Healthy Futures, which encourages daily physical activity for Alaska's youth. The event will feature 5-kilometer and 2-kilometer courses.
Registration is free but those who donate $20 will receive a T-shirt. For more information or to register, visit www.healthyfuturesak.org.
Anchorage Daily News