SoHi grad McCormick lowers UAA school track record

  • By Staff Report
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 10:40pm
  • Sports

University of Alaska Anchorage junior Dani McCormick set the new bar for UAA women in the 800 meters Saturday at the Triton Invitational in La Jolla, California.

McCormick, a 2015 Soldotna High graduate, broke her own outdoor school record in the 800 with a time of 2 minutes, 6.17 seconds, lowering her previous mark by a whopping 1.43 seconds. The time is good enough to automatically qualify McCormick for the NCAA Division II championships.

The time is third-fastest in Division II this spring, and McCormick beat out 68 other Division I and II racers at the meet. Earlier this year, McCormick set the UAA indoor track record in the 800 with a time of 2:07.13.

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