2019 - 2020 ALASKA
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
TRISTIAN
MERCHANT
DISTANCE
ANCHORAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-10
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
8:31.70
3000M
NO. 5
2020 INDOOR 3000 RANKING
“Tristian is one of those athletes that comes along once in a coaching career. He is consistent, dedicated, coachable, and has great integrity. He pushes all those around him to set their goals higher and work harder to attain them.”
Jason Hofacker
Head Coach - Anchorage Christian coach

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-10, 145-pound junior won the 3000-meter run at the University of Washington High School Invitational with a time of 8:31.70 this past winter, which ranked as the nation’s No. 5 prep performance indoors in 2020. The state’s reigning Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, Merchant won the 1600 and 3200 at the Division 2 state championship meet outdoors in 2019, while also anchoring the victorious 4x400 relay quartet and the second-place 4x800 foursome.

Academic Achievement


Merchant has maintained a 3.77 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


Merchant has volunteered locally on behalf of Anchorage Rescue Mission and youth running programs.