college Track & field
UAA's Micah Chelimo, Cody Thomas and Susan Tanui were all recognized by the Great Northwest Athletic Conference this week, each receiving Red Lion Track and Field Athletes of the Week awards for their strong indoor debut at the University of Washington Invitational.
The men's track honor went to Chelimo, who broke the GNAC record in the 3,000-meter race with a provisional national qualifying time of 8 minutes, 14.15 seconds. UAA graduate assistant Anthony Tomsich set the old record at 8:16.85 in 2010.
Thomas received the field award after scoring 4,648 points in the heptathlon, also a provisional national qualifying result.
Tanui, recipient of the women's track award, provisionally qualified for the 3,000-meter race in 9:38.71.
women's college basketball
UAA honored twice
Last week's pair of Great Northwest Athletic Conference road wins resulted in a pair of honors for the UAA women's basketball team Monday.
A career week by Alli Madison produced Red Lion Player of the Week honors for the sophomore, and helped the Seawolves be named GNAC Team of the Week.
Madison, who has been filling in for injured point guard Sasha King, set career highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals and minutes played during wins over Western Oregon and Saint Martin's. She recorded her first career double-double in a 63-54 win over Western Oregon, matching a career high 15 points and pulling in a career-high 10 rebounds in 36 minutes. Madison played all 40 minutes of a 48-45 win over Saint Martin's, tossing in a career-high 17 points to go with five assists, five rebounds and a career-high four steals.
This is the first season a Team of the Week award has been offered in the GNAC and this week's was the first such honor for the Seawolves, who have won their last three road games.
UAA concludes a four-game road trip against nationally-ranked Simon Fraser (No. 13) and Western Washington (No. 5) this week.
Palma wins pro race
Al Palma Jr. picked up $390 for winning the pro division of an Ice Racing Alaska snowmobile race at Wasilla Lake Resort last weekend.
Palma won the Mat-Su Vintage Snowmachine Racing Club event on a Wahl Pro snowmachine, beating the Yamaha 700 driven by Tony Hardwick, who won $260 for second place.
Mat-Su Vintage Snowmachine Racing Club
Under the Lights Night Race
At Wasilla Lake Resort
IRA Pro -- 1) Al Palma Jr., Wahl Pro; 2) Tony Hardwick, Yamaha 700; 3) Wyatt Schmiege; 4) Mike Estes, Polaris 800; 5) Tyler Bogert, Polaris 800; 6) Rick Mastel, Yamaha Apex.
IRA semipro -- 1) Cassi Ewing, Ski-Doo; 2) Anatoli Molodkin, Ski-Doo; 3) Bernie Sommerville, Ski-Doo Twin Track.
0-500cc Twin Fan-FA/0-340 Liquid -- 1) Robby Schachle, Yamaha SS440; 2) Charles Balzarini, Ski-Doo Blizzard 7500; 3) Alex Martinez, Yamaha SS440; 4) Michael Hardy, Yamaha EX440; 5) Tim Schachle, Yamaha SS440; 6) Shaun Nestor, Arctic Cat Panther.
Junior <400cc Fan-FA -- 1) Brad Klein, John Deere Spitfire; 2) Vincent Coverdell; 3) Kade Parker; 4) Wyatt Parker.
Over 45 -- 1) Donnie Bull, Sno-Twister 440; 2) Craig Clayton, Yamaha SRX440; 3) Shaun Nestor, Sno-Twister 440; 4) Mike Johnson, Arctic Cat el Tigre 440; 5) Beagle Jarvis, Arctic Cat el Tigre 440; 6) Chuck Balzarini, el Tigre 6000.
Over 60 -- 1) Dave Locklear, Polaris TX440.
Women's -- 1) Michelle Downey, Yamaha EX440; 2) Kelcy Schachle, Yamaha SS440; 3) Aimee Martinez, Yamaha ET250.
Any Single Cyl/0-250cc Twin Fan-FA -- 1) Luke Coverdell; 2) Aimee Martinez, Yamaha ET250; 3) Lucas Parker.
0-340cc Twin Fan-FA -- 1) Tyson Sena, Yamaha ET340; 2) Chris Schachle, Yamaha ET340; 3) James Schachle, Yamaha ET300; 4) Charles Balzarini, Polaris TX340; 5) Dave Jensen, Polaris Colt 340; 6) Craig Clayton, Yamaha ET300; 7) Martin Brown, Yamaha ET300.
IFS Open -- 1) Larry Cummings, Yamaha Exciter 570; 2) Lyndon Thomas, Yamaha SRX440; 3) Tim Titus, Polaris Indy 400.
Open 600cc -- 1) Robby Schachle, Yamaha SS440; 2) Garrett Lyons, Yamaha ET485; 3) Charles Balzarini, Ski-Doo Blizzard; 4) Michael Hardy, Yamaha EX440; 5) Steven Martinez, Yamaha SRX440; 6) Matt Balzarini, Ski-Doo Blizzard.
Waters defies age
Despite being nearly three times his opponent's age, 59-year-old Daniel Waters of Minnesota won a boxing match last week at the Egan Center, defeating 21-year-old Michael Richardson of Anchorage by three-round decision in the second bout at Thursday Night at the Fights.
Anchorage's Cordero Gonzales won the main event, taking a three-round decision over Anchorage's Orlando Nelson.
Thursday Night at the Fights
Hipa Fouvale def. Kelly Williams II, second-round TKO; Daniel Waters def. Michael Richardson, three-round decision; Kamealoha Kamou def. Archie Fultze, second-round TKO; Rodrigo Ruic def. Vandez Madison, second-round TKO; Jacinta Seawood def. Meredith Johnson, three-round decision; Nick Deveny def. Mauola Pritt, three-round decision; Cordero Gonzales def. Orlando Nelson, three-round decision.
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