Kodiak’s Levi Fried was victorious in his debut track race for University of St. Mary.
Fried, a senior transfer, edged out teammate Samuel Wilke to win the 800-meter run at the Marauders Indoor Track and Field Winter Carnival Saturday in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Fried, Kodiak High’s record-holder in the 800, clocked a winning time of 1 minute, 59.23 seconds — .25 seconds faster than his teammate.
Fried also ran the second leg of the school’s winning 1,600-meter relay. The team finished with a time of 3:32.11.
Fried ran three seasons for Black Hills State University in South Dakota. He graduated from the NCAA Division II school in spring 2019, but still had one year of NCAA eligibility left. He enrolled in the University of Mary’s physical therapy program and was awarded an athletic scholarship to run cross country and track for the Division II school.
Fried was a two-time All-American on the oval at Black Hills, earning that status on the Yellow Jackets’ distance medley team in 2016 and 2019.
Nathan James and Anders Hocum held their own against NCAA Division II opponents over the weekend in Oregon.
The two freshmen at Southwestern Oregon Community College faced George Fox University on Saturday.
James was second in the 50-yard freestyle (22.71), fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:01.14) and anchored the 200 freestyle relay to a second (1:30.77) and the 200 medley relay to a fourth (1:44.41).
Hocum recorded a fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.92), a fifth in the 200 breaststroke (2:27.38), a seventh in the 200 individual medley (2:24.66) and was the second leg on the runner-up 200 medley relay team (1:42.91).
James and Hocum conclude the regular season this weekend at the South Coast Invite in North Bend, Oregon. James has already qualified for the NJCAA National Championships that begin March 4 in Fort Pierce, Florida.
• Simon Fraser University sophomore Marina Cummiskey competed in a quad meet over the weekend in Brunaby, British Columbia.
She was seventh in the 200-meter freestyle (2:10.60), 10th in the 100 freestyle (1:00.59) and was the opening leg of the runner-up 200 freestyle relay (1:51.28).