For the second straight collegiate indoor track season, Kodiak’s Keith Osowski started with a victory at the Myrle Hanson Open.
The Black Hills State University junior won the men’s 1-mile run and finished second in the 3,000-meter run over the weekend at the Donald E Young Center in Spearfish, South Dakota.
Osowski’s winning time in the mile was 4 minutes, 21.25 seconds — nine ticks better than his winning time from the 2020 season opener. The multiple Alaska state high school champion finished three seconds ahead of runner-up Jacob Jensen of Minot State. In the 3,000, Osowski — a 2018 graduate of Kodiak High — clocked a time of 9:09.52, 18 seconds behind winner and teammate Matthew Parker. Osowski’s time this year in the 3,000 was nine seconds faster than last year’s time at the Myrle Hanson Open.
The Black Hills men were ranked eighth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference coaches’ poll. The Yellow Jackets, an NCAA Division II school, hosts the Dave Little Alumni Mile this weekend.
Kodiak’s Carly Glover recorded one block and was sent to the penalty box for two minutes in Merrimack University’s two losses to New Hampshire over the weekend.
Glover had one of her team’s 17 blocks in Friday’s 3-0 loss. On Saturday, Merrimack lost 4-0 to fall to 1-9
University of Nevada’s Bethany Carstens (Nikiski) tallied two points, two rebounds and one assist in 14 minutes during a 60-52 victory over Wyoming on Friday. She played seven minutes in Nevada’s 57-50 victory over Wyoming on Sunday.
Carstens is the granddaughter of Kodiak residents Dick and Judy Carstens.