2017-18 Cross Country News
  • Friday, February 9, 2018

    Kurgat Named USTFCCCA Scholar-Athlete Of Year

    The Alaska Anchorage senior and Division II women's national champion adds another award to her resume and leads a total of 22 GNAC athletes to receive USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

  • Friday, December 8, 2017

    Kurgat Is Division II Cross Country Finalist For Honda Award

    Alaska Anchorage's Caroline Kurgat, the 2017 NCAA Division II women's cross country national champion, is the Division II cross country finalist for the Honda Woman Athlete of the Year.

  • Friday, December 1, 2017

    Johnson, Friess Earn XC Coach Of The Year Awards

    Western Oregon's Mike Johnson is named the GNAC Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year for the first time while Alaska Anchorage's Michael Friess is the Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year for the ninth time.

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    Kurgat Named National Women's XC Athlete Of The Year

    Thanks to her national championship, Alaska Anchorage's Caroline Kurgat is the winner of the USTFCCCA's Doris Brown Heritage Award honoring the Division II Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year.

  • Monday, November 20, 2017

    Top-Five National Finish Lifts UAA To Team Of The Week

    Thanks to its fifth-place finish at the 2017 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships, Alaska Anchorage women's cross country has been selected as the Red Lion/GNAC Team of the Week.

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Simply Dominant: Kurgat Wins NCAA Women's XC Title

    The Alaska Anchorage senior left no doubt as she capped her dominant season with a 20-second victory at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships. She led the Seawolves to a fifth-place team finish.

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Kangogo, Ribich Land All-American Honors At Nationals

    The Alaska Anchorage senior leads the GNAC with a 19th place finish while the Western Oregon senior is 30th at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships.

  • Friday, November 10, 2017

    Nine 4.0 Performers Lead GNAC XC All-Academic Teams

    The nine runners with 4.00 grade point averages lead a total of 103 men's and women's selection to the 2017 GNAC Cross Country All-Academic Teams. The list includes 52 repeat selections.

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017

    Ribich, Krugat Named West Region XC Athletes Of The Year

    Western Oregon's David Ribich and Alaska Anchorage's Caroline Kurgat have been voted as the USTFCCCA's Division II West Region Athletes of the Year after impressive West Region Championships wins.

  • Monday, November 6, 2017

    Three GNAC Teams Selected For Cross Country Nationals

    The women's teams from Alaska Anchorage and Simon Fraser and the men's team from Western Oregon will represent the GNAC at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships on Nov. 18.

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017

    No Place Like Home: Ribich Wins West Region Title

    Western Oregon senior David Ribich uses a late surge to win the NCAA Division II Men's West Region Cross Country championship on his home course as the Wolves advance to the national meet.

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017

    Leaving No Doubt: Kurgat Runs Away With West Regional

    Alaska Anchorage senior Caroline Kurgat won the NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country Championships by 36 seconds, leading the Seawolves back to the national meet with a second-place team finish.

  • Friday, November 3, 2017

    West Region Converges On The Ash Creek Preserve

    The GNAC's 11 cross country teams will meet the rest of the West Region in Monmouth on Saturday as Western Oregon hosts the 2017 NCAA Division II West Regional Championships.

  • Monday, October 23, 2017

    Dominant Race Earns Kurgat USTFCCCA Weekly Honor

    The Alaska Anchorage runner is named the USTFCCCA Division II Women's Athlete of the Week for the third time this season after her dominant win at the GNAC Women's Cross Country Championships.

  • Monday, October 23, 2017

    WOU Men's XC Earns Team Of The Week After GNAC Triumph

    Western Oregon men's cross country has been named the GNAC/Red Lion Team of the Week after placing first at the GNAC Championships for the first time in program history.

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Western Oregon Ends Alaska Anchorage's Men's XC Title Run

    Behind an individual championship from David Ribich and five runners in the top-15, Western Oregon succeeded in unseating Alaska Anchorage for the GNAC men's cross country championship.

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Seawolf Surge: Kurgat, UAA Claim 3rd Straight Women's Title

    Caroline Kurgat defended her individual title in impressive fashion, lead five Alaska Anchorage runners in the top-10 as the Seawolves won their third straight GNAC women's cross country championship.

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Seawolves, Clan To Battle Again For Women's XC Crown

    With defending champion Caroline Kurgat back, Alaska Anchorage will race for its third straight GNAC Women's Cross Country Championships title, but Simon Fraser has the potential to stop the Seawolves in 2017.

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Seawolves Hungry For Eighth Straight Men's XC Title

    With Edwin Kangogo at the front of the pack, Alaska Anchorage hopes to hold off challenges from Simon Fraser, Western Oregon and Western Washington at the 2017 GNAC Men's Cross Country Championships.

  • Friday, October 13, 2017

    SAAC Spotlight: Western Oregon's Sara Madden

    Sara Madden is a senior on the Western Oregon cross country and track and field teams and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Lake Padden Provides Great Preview Of Conference Meet

    Cross Country Weekly Notebook: Western Washington and Simon Fraser turn in solid performances at the WWU Classic while Alaska Anchorage sharpens at the Division II Conference Crossover.

  • Monday, October 9, 2017

    Kurgat Earns National Honors For 2nd Time This Season

    The defending GNAC and West Region champion earns USTFCCCA Division II Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week for the second time this season after winning the DII Conference Crossover.

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Conference Meet Preview Up For Bellingham This Weekend

    Cross Country Weekly Notebook: Seven of the conference's 11 teams will converge on Lake Padden Park this weekend to get a look at the course for the GNAC Championships at the Western Washington Classic.

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017

    Putting The GNAC On The Map In Minnesota, Bay Area

    Cross Country Weekly Notebook: Great showings by Simon Fraser and Western Washington at the Roy Griak and by Western Oregon at the SF State Invite keeps the GNAC on the national radar.

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Simon Fraser Leads Stellar GNAC Showing At Sundodger

    Cross Country Weekly Notebook: The Clan's first place women's finish and second place men's finish highlighted a stellar showing for seven GNAC teams at the Sundodger Invitational.

  • Monday, September 18, 2017

    Second Consecutive Victory Hands SFU Team Of The Week

    Simon Fraser placed five competitors in the top-14 to achieve a team score of 42 in winning the Sundodger Invitational. The closest GNAC finisher was Seattle Pacific with a third place score of 132.

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Conference Converges On Seattle For Sundodger Invite

    Cross Country Weekly Notebook: Seven of the conference's teams will meet in Seattle a week after Simon Fraser posts a perfect score and three runners pick up race wins.

  • Thursday, September 7, 2017

    Four Wins For GNAC Harriers In Opening Weekend

    Cross Country Weekly Notebook: A great opening weekend for GNAC athletes as four runners collect individual wins along with a strong effort against Division I competition.

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Kurgat Selected For USTFCCCA National Athlete Of The Week

    Defending GNAC and West Region champion Caroline Kurgat is named the USTFCCCA Division II Women's Athlete of the Week after a solid performance at the USF Invitational against Division I competition.

  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Alaska Anchorage XC Teams Ranked In Preseason Top-10

    Both Alaska Anchorage's men's and women's cross country teams are in the top-10 of the USTFCCCA's Division II Preseason Coaches Poll. Both Seawolves' teams are picked to repeat as GNAC champions.

  • Monday, August 28, 2017

    Seawolves Picked To Sweep Cross Country Titles Once Again

    Conference cross country coaches are predicting another GNAC Championships sweep for Alaska Anchorage in the 2017 GNAC Men's & Women's Cross Country Preseason Polls.

  • Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Administrator Spotlight: Alaska Anchorage's TJ Garlatz

    Get to know TJ Garlatz, who is entering his 11th year year as a member of the Alaska Anchorage athletic department, in our latest GNAC Administrator Spotlight.

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    SAAC Spotlight: Montana State Billings' Jacob Marshall

    Jacob Marshall is a senior on the Montana State Billings cross country and track and field teams and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Thursday, July 13, 2017

    Coach Spotlight: Central Washington's Kevin Adkisson

    Get to know Kevin Adkisson, who is entering his 24th season as Central Washington head cross country and track and field coach, in our latest GNAC Coach Spotlight.