Soldotna’s McCormick to run at UAA

  • By Staff Report
  • Sunday, December 21, 2014 10:52pm
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Soldotna senior Dani McCormick has signed a national letter of intent with the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s cross-country and track and field programs.

The Seawolves also announced the signing of Kim Coscia on Friday.

“We are excited to have these athletes join our team,” UAA head coach Michael Friess said in a released statement. “They are both very talented and motivated. We have established a tradition of excellence and these two athletes should help us continue along that path.”

McCormick is a mid-distance specialist, finishing third in the state in the 800 meters at the Class 4A state meet in the spring. McCormick also was a member of the victorious 3,200 relay team and the runner-up 1,600 relay.

The 3,200 relay missed the 2004 state record of 9 minutes, 35.21 seconds, by just .65 seconds. But McCormick, Sadie Fox, Daisy Nelson and Olivia Hutchings will be back to chase the record this season.

In cross-country, McCormick was fourth at the Class 4A state meet as a senior and eighth as a junior, helping the Stars to a runner-up finish in both seasons.

McCormick’s best time in a five-kilometer cross-country race is 19:11, while she has run a 2:18.81 800 on the track. That time came at this spring’s Region III meet.

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