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UAA sweeps top 5 in men's 5,000 on 1st day of GNAC indoor championships

  • Author: Alaska News
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published February 19, 2016

UAA went 1-2-3-4-5 in the men's 5,000 meters to highlight the first day of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference indoor track and field championships Friday at the Jackson's Indoor Complex in Nampa, Idaho.

Dominik Notz, Henry Cheseto, Edwin Kangogo, Michel Ramirez and Victor Samoei left the rest of the racers in their wake to sweep the top five spots and earn 33 of UAA's 39 team points. Notz's first-place time of 14 minutes, 36.46 seconds set a meet record.

In total, the Seawolves won four individual titles and posted nine all-conference finishes.

Karolin Anders won two conference titles. The senior from Berlin, Germany, won her third straight pentathlon title with 3,711 points, including wins in the high jump (5 feet, 3.75 inches), shot put (38-4) and long jump (18-7.75). She added a win in the individual long jump with a leap of 18-5.75.

Rosie Hewitt, a Bartlett High graduate, finished second to Anders in both the pentathlon (3,483 points) and long jump (18-3.25).

In the women's 5,000, senior Joyce Chelimo earned her second GNAC title in the event with a winning time of 17:05.05. Teammate Caroline Kurgat finished second in 17:06.20.

Both the No. 5 UAA women's team and the No. 10 UAA men's team are in first place heading into Saturday's events.

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