ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Anchorage women’s and men’s cross country teams posted convincing wins against their counterparts from Slippery Rock of Pennsylvania in the Seawolves’ season-opening meet at Kincaid Park.
UAA’s Ruth Keino won the women’s 5-kilometer event in exactly 18 minutes to lead the Seawolves to a perfect score score a 15-48 victory. Meanwhile, the Seawolves’ Micah Chelimo toured the same course in 15:09 to lead the UAA men to a 16-46 win.
The women, ranked No. 5 nationally in the preseason poll, went 1-2-3-4-5 in their victory. Keino, UAA’s 2011 Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year, was followed in order by Susan Bick (18:46), Bryn Haebe (18:56), Miriam Kipng’eno (18:59) and Shoshanna Keegan (19:01). Stephanie Case was Slippery Rock’s top performer, placing sixth in 19:02.
The UAA men, ranked No. 12 nationally, went 1-2-3-4 in their win against SRU. The Seawolves’ Alfred Kangogo was second in 15:29, Yonatan Yilma was third in 15:34 and Dylan Anthony fourth in 15:41.
Slippery Rock’s Dylan Anthony denied UAA a perfect score, placing fifth overall in 15:45. UAA’s Jake Parisien was sixth in 15:59 and Michael Adams was seventh in 16:06.