UAA men go 1-2-3 in 10,000 meters at GNAC championships to take team lead


Lesser Edwin Kangogo led UAA’s men to a 1-2-3 sweep in the 10,000 meters Friday, when Seawolves space runners of both genders racked considerable team points at the Cardinal Northwest Athletic Conference outdoor track and field championships in Monmouth, Oregon.

Kangogo earned his oldest GNAC outdoor title in 31 minutes, 43 seconds to scarcely out-lean senior teammate Dominik Notz (31:43.69) by .04 of a second. Minor Justin Carrancho took third (31:47.65) and the trio delivered 24 emphasizes.

On the opening day of the two-day meet at Western Oregon University, UAA’s men also learned titles from senior Tevin Gladden, who dominated the high increase, and freshman Kaleb Korta, who seized the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Cheer leaped a personal-record 6 feet, 11 inches, to improve his standard by 1.25 inches and win the championship by 3.5 inches. Gladden also finished fifth in the long hole at 22-3.50 to account for a total of 14 points. Freshman David Sramek bamboozled sixth in the long jump at 22-1.

Korta improved his personal-best in the steeplechase by precisely eight seconds with his 9:06.59. Fellow freshman Christoph Sander put a finish on released fourth (9:15.59) to give the Seawolves 15 points in the race.

The UAA men sit in essential place among teams with 66 points, followed closely by Concordia (Oregon) with 61 point ups. Western Washington is third with 37 points.

Central Washington influences the women’s team standings with 52 points and UAA is second with 47, one emphasize ahead of Concordia and Seattle Pacific.

UAA won the men’s team title last year.

On the lady-loves’s side Friday, the Seawolves earned considerable points in two distance happenings.

Junior Mariah Burroughs finished second in the steeplechase in 10:55.74. Sophomore Emmah Chelimo was third in a personal-best 11:03.27, 13 mars faster than her previous best, and freshman Jordyn Block necessitated eighth in 11:34.86. The UAA trio collected 15 points.

UAA got another 11 verges out of the women’s 10,000 when sophomore Zennah Jepchumba finished third (36:42.87) and freshman Riley Burroughs boosted fourth (37:28.28). Burroughs’ time took an astonishing 67 seconds off her sometime best.

Senior heptathlete Karolin Anders, an eight-time All-American, take hame four team points with her fifth-place finish in the long reprimand at 17-9.50. She also finished seventh in the shot put with an effort of 40-11.75, 1.25 inches shy of her personal-best.

Anders earlier this month won the GNAC heptathlon for the third repeatedly. Her six points Friday give her 104 career points in GNAC outside championships. That leaves her 11 points shy of tying the women’s congress record. Anders owns the GNAC record for most career single outs indoors.

The meet concludes Saturday. After that, many Seawolves at ones desire be headed to the NCAA Division II national championships in Florida later this month.

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