2020 - 2021 ALASKA
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
TRISTIAN
MERCHANT
DISTANCE RUNNER
ANCHORAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
ANCHROAGE, ALASKA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-9
PRESS RELEASE

SHARE THIS PAGE


HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 14:51
DIVISION 2 INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
1ST
REGION 3 CHAMPIONSHIP
1ST
GRIZZLY INVITATIONAL
“Tristian always gives his best, both in practice and in races. He has a calm demeanor and a positive attitude, and he encourages others to believe in themselves and be consistent in their training.”
Jake Moe
Head Coach - Anchorage Christian coach

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-9, 140-pound senior raced to his third consecutive Division 2 individual state championship this past season with a course record time of 14:51. Alaska’s returning Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, Merchant also won the Region 3 championship, the Grizzly Invitational and the ACS Invitational.

Academic Achievement


Merchant has maintained a 3.69 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in cross country and track and field on scholarship at Northern Arizona University this fall.

Exemplary Character


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