2018-19 Cross Country News
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    Five GNAC Athletes Named Track/XC Academic All-Americans

    Led by repeat selections in Alaska Anchorage's Caroline Kurgat and Western Oregon's Tyler Jones, five GNAC athletes are named to the Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-America Track/Cross Country Team.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    Mark Moschetti Receives USTFCCCA Communications Award

    The Seattle Pacific assistant sports information director and acknowledged guru of GNAC cross country and track and field receives the 2018 USTFCCCA Excellence In Communications award for Division II cross country.

  • Monday, December 10, 2018

    Seawolf Sweep: Friess Takes XC Coach Of The Year Honors

    Alaska Anchorage's Michael Friess is named the GNAC Men's & Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year after leading the Seawolves to a pair of GNAC titles and trips to the NCAA Championships.

  • Monday, December 3, 2018

    Shindruk, Jones Honored With NCAA Elite 90 Awards

    Central Washington's Alexa Shindruk and Western Oregon's Tyler Jones received the NCAA Elite 90 Award at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships, honoring the top academic performers in the meet.

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018

    Seawolves, Clan Secure Top-10 Women's XC Team Finishes

    Thanks to some good grouping in the top-100 of the race, Alaska Anchorage finished sixth and Simon Fraser placed ninth to lead the GNAC in the NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country Championships.

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018

    Kirui's Top-10 Finish Leads Seawolves To Eighth At Nationals

    The sophomore made the most of his first Division II nationals experience, placing ninth to lead Alaska Anchorage to an eighth-place team finish at the NCAA Division II Men's Cross Country Championships.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018

    Shindruk, Jones Run To Top Of XC All-Academic Team

    The two NCAA Championships qualifiers are among four runners with 4.00 GPAs to lead a total of 81 selections to the 2018 GNAC Cross Country All-Academic Team.

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018

    Chelimo, Friess Pick Up Regional Awards From USTFCCCA

    The GNAC and West Region champion, Alaska Anchorage's Emmah Chelimo is named the regional Women's Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCCA. Her coach, Michael Friess, is named regional Women's Coach of the Year.

  • Monday, November 19, 2018

    Seven GNAC Teams Earn XC National Meet Invitations

    Both the men's and women's teams from Alaska Anchorage, Simon Fraser and Western Washington along with the women's team from Seattle Pacific are invited to the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships.

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018

    Seawolves Top Dominant GNAC Day At Women's Regionals

    Behind individual champ Emmah Chelimo, Alaska Anchorage won its fifth regional title to lead a big day for GNAC teams at the NCAA Division II Women's West Regional Cross Country Championships.

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018

    Fire On Ice: Clan, Seawolves' Men Earn National Meet Bids

    Simon Fraser placed all five runners in the top-25 and Alaska Anchorage placed four in all-region territory to finish in second and third place at the NCAA Division II Men's West Regional Championships.

  • Saturday, November 3, 2018

    Four In The Top-10 Gives Alaska Anchorage 4th In A Row

    Behind Emmah Chelimo's individual title, Alaska Anchorage makes it four GNAC women's cross country championships in a row as the Seawolves outlast Simon Fraser & Seattle Pacific in a close race.

  • Saturday, November 3, 2018

    One-Two Finish Gives Alaska Anchorage Men's XC Title

    Wesley Kirui and Felix Kemboi finish first and second as Alaska Anchorage reclaims the GNAC men's cross country championship with 46 points, outlasting Simon Fraser in a close team competition.

  • Friday, November 2, 2018

    Watch The GNAC XC Championships On Live Web Stream

    Saturday's GNAC Cross Country Championships will be streamed live this year on the conference's Stretch Internet streaming portal, GNAC.tv. Watch all of the action live!

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    Running Wolves Battle For Cross Country Titles In Monmouth

    Western Oregon's men aim to defend their championship on the home course while the Alaska Anchorage women hope to make it four in a row at Saturday's GNAC Cross Country Championships in Monmouth, Oregon.

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    Chelimo Gets It Done In Bellingham, Earns USTFCCCA Award

    Alaska Anchorage junior Emmah Chelimo has been named the USTFCCCA Division II Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week following her individual victory at the Western Washington Classic.

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Last Tune-Up For League Harriers Saturday In Bellingham

    Cross Country Weekly Notebook: The last meet of the regular season for GNAC teams is this week as six of the conference's 11 programs head to the Western Washington Classic.

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    Clan, Vikings Put Best Feet Forward At Conference Crossover

    Cross Country Weekly Notebook: Simon Fraser and Western Washington both turn in solid team performances at the Division II Conference Crossover as the GNAC proves it's ability in a powerful field.

  • Thursday, October 4, 2018

    Harriers Perform Well Against Top-Flight Competition

    Cross Country Weekly Notebook: Performances by Central Washington, Seattle Pacific and Simon Fraser against Division I talent speaks well to the caliber of the conference's ability.

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018

    Vikings, Seawolves Lead Winning Ways For GNAC Squads

    Cross Country Weekly Notebook: Western Washington and Alaska Anchorage sweep a pair of meets while Northwest Nazarene wins the men's race at the EOU Invitational.

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018

    First Races No Better Time For Fast First Impressions

    Cross Country Weekly Notebook: Four GNAC teams started their 2018 seasons last weekend and freshmen made the most of the first chance to get on the college courses.

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    No Place Like The Home Course For Wolves, Seawolves

    Cross Country Weekly Notebook: Both Western Oregon and Alaska Anchorage enjoyed some home cooking as both schools picked up team victories in the second weekend of the season.

  • 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.

  • Thursday, September 6, 2018

    The Slow Startup To Cross Country Season Continues

    Cross Country Weekly Notebook: After three teams opened the 2018 season last week, four more GNAC programs open the year with competition in three different meets.

  • Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Cross Country Coaches Pick Defending Champs To Repeat

    With both programs returning a number of high-caliber runners, coaches have picked Western Oregon's men and Alaska Anchorage's women to repeat as champs in the GNAC Cross Country Preseason Polls.

  • 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.