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Jahzelle Ambus was crowned the GNAC 400 meters champion at the GNAC Championship meet last weekend at Western Oregon.
Jahzelle Ambus was crowned the GNAC 400 meters champion at the GNAC Championship meet last weekend at Western Oregon.

Monday, May 11, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. – GNAC Insider, the show updating you about everything that is going on with the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, airs its last show for the 2014-15 academic year Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific.

Guests for episode 64 will include Simon Fraser golfer Chris Crisologo, Seattle Pacific sprinter Jahzelle Ambus and retiring GNAC information director Bob Guptill.

Crisologo is in his first year competing for the Clan. The freshman placed second at the GNAC Championships the end of April, helping the Clan to their first-ever GNAC title. With the win and the team’s high ranking, SFU was able to compete in the NCAA South Central/West Regional tournament last week. There, Crisologo shot a 1-under par 71 in the third round to lead the Clan to a third place finish, advancing his team to the NCAA Championships May 18-22 in Conover, N.C. Crisologo discussed the best part of his game and his first trip to North Carolina.

Ambus is in her junior year with the Falcons. In the last four months, Ambus has helped the Seattle Pacific women’s track and field team win the GNAC Indoor and Outdoor Championships. At the Outdoor Championships at Western Oregon last weekend, Ambus ran her way to a third place finish in the 200 meters and a first place finish in the 400 meters. Her time in the 400 (55.91 seconds) vaulted her to the fastest in the GNAC this season, provisionally qualifying her for nationals. She was also a part of the SPU women’s 4x100 championship team and the 4x400 second place squad. Ambus talked about running her favorite event and about her hunger to compete in next year's NCAA Championships.

Guptill is in his 13th year as the information director at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The first, and only, information director the GNAC has ever known is retiring at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. In his 13 years, Guptill has provided a standard of excellence in his writing and coverage of GNAC sports. Earlier this year, he was one of three media members awarded the Excellence in Communications Award in Division II by the USTFCCCA for his reporting in GNAC cross country. Prior to the GNAC, Guptill was the sports information director for Central Washington for 20 years where he was awarded the NAIA’s Clarence ‘Ike’ Pearson Awarded, which is presented annually to an outstanding S.I.D. and was enshrined in the school’s Hall of Fame in 2001. Guptill talked about the highlights of his career and what he will miss the most about working for the GNAC.

GNAC Insider is produced by the conference office. All episodes become available as free podcasts, via iTunes, and for archived listening at GNAC.TV.