2018-19 Track & Field News
  • Friday, June 7, 2019

    Record Runner: Kurgat Repeats As Female Athlete Of Year

    After a season where she won four national titles, set three Division II track and field all-time bests, Alaska Anchorage's Caroline Kurgat repeats as the GNAC Female Athlete of the Year.

  • Thursday, June 6, 2019

    For Second Straight Year, Kurgat Finalist For Honda Award

    After winning the overall Division II award in 2018, Alaska Anchorage's Caroline Kurgat has been named as one of 11 finalists for the Division II Honda Athlete of the Year Award by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards.

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019

    Shindruk Runs Off With Female Scholar-Athlete Award

    The All-American in cross country and outdoor track and field and Second Team All-American in indoor track and field is named the 2018-19 GNAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Smart & Final: Jones Is Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

    A perfect 4.00 GPA, combined with standout seasons in cross country and track and field, has earned Western Oregon senior Tyler Jones selection as the 2018-19 GNAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019

    Alaska Anchorage's Michael Friess Announces Retirement

    After leading the Alaska Anchorage cross country and track and field programs since 1990, Michael Friess has announced his retirement from the school after a storied career.

  • Friday, May 31, 2019

    Kurgat, Knight Headline Outdoor Track Special Awards

    Alaska Anchorage's double national champion and Northwest Nazarene's double conference meet champion lead coaches selections for the 2019 GNAC Outdoor Track and Field Special Awards.

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    Kurgat Named USTFCCCA Female Athlete Of The Year

    The Alaska Anchorage senior is named the USTFCCCA Division II Outdoor Female Athlete of the Year after repeating as national champion in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters.

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Seawolves Lead Women's All-Academic XC/Track Picks

    Alaska Anchorage seniors Caroline Kurgat and Danielle McCormick join Concordia's Chelsea Bone, SPU's Kate Lilly and WOU's Olivia Woods on the Google Cloud Academic All-District 8 XC/Track Team.

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Concordia's Browns Lead Men's Academic All-District PIcks

    Concordia senior Giovanni Brown and junior Adam Brown join Western Oregon's Codi Blodgett and Tyler Jones and Western Washington's Kyler Sager on the Google Cloud Academic All-District 8 Men's XC/Track Team.

  • Saturday, May 25, 2019

    Kurgat, 5k All-Americans End Outdoor Nationals On High Note

    Caroline Kurgat closes out her college career with another title, leading four GNAC All-Americans in the women's 5,000 meters to put the icing on the cake that was the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

  • Friday, May 24, 2019

    Steeplechasers Lead GNAC On Day 2 Of Outdoor Nationals

    A pair of third place finishes from Simon Fraser's Julia Howley and Alaska Anchorage's Wesley Kirui led six All-American trophies for the GNAC at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019

    Kurgat Repeats As 10k Champ To Lead Day 1 Performances

    The Alaska Anchorage senior defends her 10,000-meter title and collects the sixth national title of her collegiate career to lead GNAC performances on day one of the GNAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

  • Friday, May 17, 2019

    It's Kurgat Again For USTFCCCA West Region Honors

    The Alaska Anchorage senior is named the Division II West Region Outdoor Female Track Athlete of the Year while Western Washington's Eric Dudley earns Men's Assistant Coach of the Year honors.

  • Friday, May 17, 2019

    Multi-Event Performer Leads Women's Track All-Academic

    One of seven student-athletes named to the team with a perfect 4.00 GPA, Alaska Anchorage's Yvonne Jeschke leads the honorees on the 2018-19 GNAC Women's Track and Field All-Academic Team.

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019

    Jones Keeps Up To Lead Men's Track All-Academic Team

    The sixth-place finisher in the 5,000 meters at the GNAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships is one of two student-athletes with a 4.00 GPA named to the GNAC Men's Track and Field All-Academic Team.

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Javelin, 800 Meter Fields Lead Outdoor Nationals Qualifiers

    Six athletes each in the women's javelin and women's 800 meters leads a total of 47 GNAC athletes invited to the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships, May 23-25 in Kingsville, Texas.

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Kurgat, Zook Lead USTFCCCA All-West Region Selections

    Caroline Kurgat is honored for her performances in four events and Sam Zook is honored in three events to lead 66 GNAC athletes named USTFCCCA Division II All-West Region.

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Howley's Record Steeplechase Title Earns National Honor

    Simon Fraser's Julia Howley is named the USTFCCCA Division II Women's Athlete of the Week after she moved into No. 9 on the NCAA Division II All-Time list with her GNAC record time in the steeplechase.

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019

    Falcons Finish On Top Of Record-Setting Women's Meet

    Seattle Pacific won its second consecutive title, led by wins in the 4x100-meter relay and a win by Grace Bely in the 200 meters, at the 2019 GNAC Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019

    No Barriers For Cummings In Leading Vikings To Men's Title

    Cordell Cummings won both hurdles races and ran a leg of Western Washington's winning 4x400-meter relay team to help lead the Vikings to the team title at the GNAC Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

  • Friday, May 10, 2019

    Knight Breaks Another Record At Men's Track Championships

    Northwest Nazarene's Jake Knight laid claim to the meet record in the discus as he claimed championships in both events on day one of the 2019 GNAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

  • Friday, May 10, 2019

    Trinidad, Howley Top Record Setting Women's Track Day One

    Central Washington's Sidney Trinidad and Simon Fraser's Julia Howley both broke their own conference records to lead day one of the GNAC Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Record Marks, Record Heat On Tap For Track Championships

    With four GNAC records already broken this season and record high temperatures expected for the Willamette Valley, the GNAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Presented by Under Armour, could be a special one.

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    One Final Weekend To Qualify For GNAC Championships

    Track & Field Weekly Notebook: It's down to crunch time for GNAC teams as programs head to Portland and Seattle to find final qualifying marks prior to the GNAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Ortega Holds On, Brown Surges To Combined Events Wins

    Central Washington's HarLee Ortega held on to her first- day lead in the heptathlon while Concordia's Giovanni Brown won three of five second-day events to take the decathlon at the GNAC Combined Event Championships.

  • Monday, April 29, 2019

    Ortega, Dances Lead GNAC Combined Event Championships

    Both Central Washington's HarLee Ortega and Western Washington's Seren Dances won two events and lead after day one of the GNAC Combined Event Championships.

  • Monday, April 22, 2019

    Record-Setters At Bryan Clay Lead Weekly Award Winners

    Thanks to a pair of GNAC records, Alaska Anchorage's Caroline Kurgat and Central Washington's Sidney Trinidad lead the GNAC Athlete of the Week award winners.

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Records Continue To Fall As GNAC Meet Draws Closer

    Track & Field Weekly Notebook: Led by a pair of school records by Northwest Nazarene's Jake Knight, it was a record-setting weekend for GNAC teams as the conference meet looms a month away.

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    Despite Weather, Home Meets Yield Strong Marks

    Track & Field Weekly Notebook: While the weather was far from favorable, GNAC athletes still turned in good performances in meets in Monmouth, Bellingham and Vancouver.

  • Monday, April 8, 2019

    Clan Track And Field Claims Team Of The Week Award

    A stellar weekend at the Simon Fraser-hosted Emilie Mondor Invitational resulted in plenty of success for the Clan en route to the weekly GNAC honor.

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    A Record-Setting Weekend In The Golden State

    Track & Field Notebook: School records, conference records and national records were all broken as GNAC athletes brought the best in top-rank fields in two big Bay Area meets.

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    Record Race Nets Kurgat USTFCCCA National Award

    Alaska Anchorage's Caroline Kurgat is named the USTFCCCA Division II Female Athlete of the Week after she breaks the division's 10,000-meter record at the Stanford Invitational.

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019

    Track Squads Head To Bay Area In Search Of Big Marks

    Track & Field Weekly Notebook: Many conference teams will head to the Mike Fanelli Track Classic and Stanford Invitational in the first opportunity to compete against many of the West Region's top teams.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    Kurgat, Doherty Lead GNAC Indoor Track Special Awards

    Alaska Anchorage senior Caroline Kurgat, a national champion two times over, and Simon Fraser junior Rowan Doherty take home Athlete of the Year awards to lead the GNAC Indoor Track & Field Special Awards.

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    Field Events Yield Multiple School Record Marks

    Track & Field Weekly Notebook: No less than three school records were broken by GNAC field-event athletes over the weekend as the outdoor season gets into full swing.

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Indoor Success Yields Now To Outdoor Progress

    Track & Field Weekly Notebook: With the NCAA Indoor Championships in the rear-view mirror, conference teams move full throttle into the outdoor season.

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    Kurgat Named USTFCCCA Female Track Athlete of the Year

    After winning national championships in both the 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters, Alaska Anchorage's Caroline Kurgat has been named the USTFCCCA Division II Female Track Athlete of the Year.

  • Sunday, March 10, 2019

    Seawolves, Kurgat Make History At NCAA Indoor Nationals

    The senior distance phenom collects the national title in the 3,000 meters and leads Alaska Anchorage to the best team finish in GNAC history at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships.

  • Friday, March 8, 2019

    It's Kurgat Again! Caroline Cruises To 5K Indoor Title

    Alaska Anchorage's Caroline Kurgat takes the women's 5,000-meter title by 10 seconds and claims a pair of All-American trophies to lead the GNAC on day one of the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships.

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    Three Athletes, Two Coaches Earn USTFCCCA Region Honors

    Caroline Kurgat, Kodiak Landis and Scout Cai receive Division II West Region Indoor Athlete of the Year awards from the UTSFCCCA while Ben Stensland and Brittany Aanstad earn assistant coach honors.

  • Friday, March 1, 2019

    Indoor Season Wraps Up, Outdoor Season Heats Up

    Track & Field Weekly Notebook: While a select group of conference athletes prepares for the NCAA Indoor Championships, five conference teams make the transition to the outdoor season this weekend.

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    Twenty-Five GNAC Athletes Earn Indoor Nationals Invites

    A total of 17 women's individuals and eight men's individuals, along with five distance medley teams, have earn invitations to the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships.

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

    One More Week To Earn Those Indoor Qualifying Marks

    Track & Field Weekly Notebook: After an action-packed GNAC Indoor Championships, eight of the league's 10 teams will be in Seattle for one more chance for NCAA Championships qualifying marks.

  • Monday, February 18, 2019

    Indoor Track And Field Champs Share Team Of The Week

    Winning the team titles at the 2018-19 GNAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, the Seattle Pacific women and Western Washington men have been named as the co-GNAC Teams of the Week.

  • Saturday, February 16, 2019

    Kurgat, Falcons Take Top Prizes In Women's Indoor Meet

    Alaska Anchorage's Caroline Kurgat earned a share of two special awards while Seattle Pacific continued its team dominance at the GNAC Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships.

  • Saturday, February 16, 2019

    Quartet Of Champs Lead Western Washington To Men's Title

    Led by a pair of first-place finishes on the track and two in the field events, Western Washington won it's first men's GNAC indoor track and field championship since 2015.

  • Friday, February 15, 2019

    Seawolves, Vikings In Tight Battle In Men's Indoor Meet

    Alaska Anchorages takes first through fifth place in the 5,000 meters and Western Washington earns two individual championships to lead the GNAC Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships.

  • Friday, February 15, 2019

    Seawolves' DMR Makes History At GNAC Championships

    Alaska Anchorage set a GNAC record and ran the sixth-fastest distance medley relay in Division II history to lead performances on day one of the GNAC Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships.

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    Best In The West Come To Nampa For GNAC Championships

    Some of the best athletes in the West, including a pair of NCAA Championships automatic qualifiers, will be in Nampa for the GNAC Indoor Track & Field Championships.

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Last Weekend Before The Annual Meeting In Nampa

    Track & Field Weekly Notebook: It all comes down to this weekend at conference athletes look to gain or improve marks prior to next week's GNAC Indoor Championships in Nampa, Idaho.

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    Kurgat, Multi Performers Make Strides At UW Invitational

    Track & Field Weekly Notebook: Caroline Kurgat's record and a pair of solid performances from Concordia's multi-event performers highlighted a good weekend for GNAC athletes at Dempsey Indoor.

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    Another Record Nets Kurgat Another USTFCCCA Award

    Caroline Kurgat's Division II all-time best in the women's 5,000 meters earned the Alaska Anchorage senior her second USTFCCCA Woemen's Athlete of the Week award of the season.

  • Friday, January 25, 2019

    Tickets On Sale For GNAC Indoor Track Championships

    Advance tickets are now available for the 2019 GNAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, which return to the Jackson's Indoor Center at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho on Feb. 15 and 16.

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Multi-Eventers Lead Second Full Week Of Track Action

    Track & Field Weekly Notebook: A pair of solid multi-even performances for Northwest Nazarene's Dakota Tidwell and Concordia's Chelsea Bone highlighted the performances of four GNAC teams.

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Harriers, Jumpers Shine In January Indoor Openers

    Track & Field Weekly Notebook: The efforts of the distance runners and jumpers took center stage as most of the conference opened their indoor seasons with meets in Seattle, Bozeman and Moscow.

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    Kurgat Earns USTFCCCA National Athlete Of The Week

    The Alaska Anchorage senior is named the USTFCCCA's Division II Women's National Athlete of the Week after running a Division II all-time all-conditions record in the 3,000 meters at the UW Indoor Preview.

  • Friday, December 28, 2018

    SAAC Spotlight: Western Washington's Raquel Pellecer

    Racquel Pellecer is a senior on the Western Washington University's track and field team and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Thursday, December 13, 2018

    GNAC Mourns Passing Of XC, Track Champ Henry Cheseto

    The two-time GNAC cross country champion and a two-time cross country All-American for Alaska Anchorage died in a car crash in Kansas on Dec. 12 at the age of 25.

  • Monday, December 10, 2018

    Winning Weekend Wills Wildcats To Team Of The Week

    An early-season event filled with records and provisional qualifiers allowed the Central Washington women's track and field team to shine bright last week.

  • Friday, September 7, 2018

    Nighthawks' Alum Bowman Returns Home As Track Coach

    Thirteen years after graduating from Northwest Nazarene, Danny Bowman returns to his alma mater as the Nighthawks' head cross country and track and field coach.

  • Monday, August 13, 2018

    Bethany Drake Places 2nd At NACAC Championships

    The 2017 GNAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and two-time NCAA Division II national champion used a personal best to place second in the women's javelin at the NACAC Championships.

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018

    Kurgat, Nading Earn USTFCCCA Top Scholar-Athlete Honors

    Alaska Anchorage's Caroline Kurgat and Western Oregon's Dustin Nading are named Division II Track Scholar-Athletes of the Year, leading a total of 73 USTFCCCA All-Academic selections for the GNAC.

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018

    Spatz Steps Down As NNU Cross Country, Track Coach

    After 16 years leading the Northwest Nazarene cross country and track and field programs, John Spatz resigns to take over as head track and field coach at the Community Colleges of Spokane.

  • Sunday, July 22, 2018

    Coach Spotlight: Northwest Nazarene's John Spatz

    Get to know John Spatz, the head cross country and track and field coach at Northwest Nazarene, in our latest GNAC Coach Spotlight.