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Novie McCabe of Anchorage named Alaska Athlete of the Week after impressive win at Bird Ridge Hill Climb

by | Jun 18, 2024 | Athlete of the Week, Mountain Running, Running

Anchorage’s Novie McCabe earned Alaska Athlete of the Week honors after a dominant performance at the Bird Ridge Hill Climb Sunday.

The Olympic Nordic skier who lives in Anchorage and trains with APU won the women’s race by four minutes and placed 10th overall.

Her time of 44:08 makes her the 4th fastest woman to ever compete in the 35-year-old iconic Alaskan mountain race.

Mountain running legend and Alaska Sports Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Pease set the Bird Ridge women’s record in 1993 with a time of 42:27.

McCabe, a three-time NCAA Nordic ski champion and 2022 U.S. Olympian moved to Alaska to train with the APU Elite Team.

Also receiving votes:

  • Caleb Holley – The Indoor Football League player from Anchorage accounted for four total touchdowns for the Vegas Knight Hawks in a 46-40 OT loss to the Sioux Falls Storm. The receiver made six catches for 66 yards and three TDs in addition to having a short rushing score.
  • Liam Lierman – The Eagle River baseball player batted 4-for-9 with 11 RBIs and two doubles to help the Wolves sweep the host Fairbanks teams in a four-game series. Lierman also walked four times to buoy his .615 on-base percentage.

Have a candidate in mind? Email us your nomination: info@alaskasportshall.org

 

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