UAA's Kurgat claims NCAA cross-country title
University of Alaska Anchorage senior Caroline Kurgat made history at the NCAA Division II cross-country national meet in Evansville, Ind. With a time of 20 minutes, 32.3 seconds in the 6K, Kurgat won the national championship and became just the second Seawolf in program history to win the individual title.
Kurgat finished nearly 20 seconds faster than the runner-up, capping off a dominant senior campaign that includes GNAC and West Region championships.
The No. 4 UAA women finished fifth at the national meet, achieving a top-five finish for the third time in program history. The UAA men were represented by senior Edwin Kangogo, who placed 19th. Kangogo earned his third All-America honor due to the performance. Also earning All-American honors was junior Zennah Jepchumba, who placed 32nd for the women.