Nanook runners PR at Ester Dome and volleyball falls flat against Northwest Nazarene

Michael Fehrenbach (left) set the new program record at Ester Dome, while Lex Treinen (right) was one second behind Fehrenbach to also break the previous record set back in 2007. Photo courtesty of Alaska Nanooks Athletic Department Website

Fernanda Chamorro/Sun Star Reporter
September 18, 2012

Last Week’s Sports:


Nanooks topped the list of runners for the Ester Dome Uphill 5K race on the morning of Sept. 8.

For Nanook women, junior Raphaela Sieber took second place and qualified as the top Alaska women’s cross country finisher with a time of 28 minutes and 41 seconds. Crystal Pitney from Fairbanks took first, but is no longer running for the Nanooks. “Our women ran really well and really tough,” said Matt Dunlap, Interim head coach.

For Nanook men, freshman Michael Fehrenbach took first place with a time of 22 minutes and 40 seconds in the Ester Dome Uphill Run breaking the program record set by Marius Korthaur in 2007. Graduate student, Lex Treinen from Anchorage also broke the record as runner-up with a personal-best time of 22 minutes and 41 seconds. “Ester Dome is a great test of fitness and to have two guys go under Marius Korthaur’s record is impressive,” Dunlap said. “To have seven of 10 runners who have run this race before have personal records, that’s awesome.”

Women’s Volleyball

Northwest Nazarene Crusaders beat Nanooks 3-0 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference opener on Sept. 13 at the Patty Center. Elayna Rice tallied a tying match-high of nine kills and hit .444 with just one error. Michelle Terpstra made eight successful spike attacks without an error, leading the offense with a .727 attack percentage. “I thought it was going to be a closer contest,” said Phil Shoemaker, head coach of Nanook women’s volleyball.

This week in sports:


Nanook runners jump back into the race on Saturday, Sept. 22 as they travel to Lacey, Wash. for the Saint Martin’s Invitational 6K at 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball

The Nanook Women’s Volleyball team faces Saint Martin’s at the Marcus Pavilion in Lacey, Wash. on Thursday Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. Then on, Saturday Sept. 22 they play against the Western Oregon Wolves at 6 p.m. in Monmouth, Oregon. There will be live stats and video available on their website.

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