Brenner Furlong, a 2018 graduate of Soldotna High School, earned All-America honors at the 41st NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 28 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Furlong was a part of the 1,600-meter relay team from Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota. He was joined by teammates Riley Greenhoff, Joshua Snook and Alex Derr. The group ran 3 minutes, 15.41 seconds, with the winning time coming at 3:10.12. This was the first time in Dakota State history that a men’s 1,600 relay had earned All-America honors.
At the prelims at the meet, the relay team also was able to break the former school record, set in 1984, of 3:16.40 by running 3:13.54.
Also May 28 at the meet, Galen Brantley III, a 2020 graduate of Soldotna High School, finished 22nd in the shot put with a toss of 51 feet, .25 inches. Brantley III is a freshman at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota.