- BC Games
Impressive results for valley athletes in indoor track
Athletes from the valley attending the University of Alaska Anchorage are taking the U.S. track and field circuit by storm.
Jamie Ashcroft, a 2012 Frances Kelsey grad, led a group of four valley finishers for UAA in the 200-metre sprint during the Great Northwest Athletic Conference indoor championships in Nampa, Idaho recently. She was the winner in 24.69 seconds in the final, shaving time from a 24.98 in the preliminaries, while Haleigh Lloyd of Ladysmith posted a 26.10 time for 11th, Mary-Kate Cross came 18th in 26.90 and Renee Kennedy was 20th in 27.15.
Both Cross and Kennedy are also Kelsey grads.
Ashcroft did the same in the 60-metre sprint, winning in 7.69 for the final. Her 7.67 time in the preliminaries tied the meet record from 2010 by Latasha Essien.
In the 60-metre hurdles, Lloyd came fourth in nine seconds flat.
The 400-metre sprint resulted in another fourth-place effort for Lloyd in 58.35. Cross was 15th in 1:00.98.
Kennedy also competed in the long jump and finished eighth.