Cross Country News
Spokane sweeps XC team championships - Breen and Mildes capture individual titles
|Spokane Men's Team Champions|
|Spokane Women's Team Champions|
The 2015 NWAC Cross Country Championships hosted by Clark College are final after a wet and soggy day at Lewisville Park in Battle Ground, WA.
The women’s 5k race was dominated by Spokane, finishing 6 runners in the top ten. Lane took second followed by Clark College placing 3rd.
After placing 2nd overall in 2014, Becca Mildes from Spokane finished with the top time of 17:58 to become the 2015 women’s individual champion.
Teammate Gracie Led with finished 6 seconds behind Mildes to place 2nd.
Bob Williams from Clark College was named Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year.
The women's XC title was Spokane's 15th. The Sasquatch have won the last three team championships.
The men’s 8 k race saw another Spokane controlled race with 5 of the top 10 finishers. 53 points later came Lane in 2nd and Treasure Valley, just 9 points behind Lane, came in 3rd.
Although the top ten saw mostly Spokane runners, the top two individuals were from Clark and Clackamas. Southern Region Champion, Jackson Baker (Clackamas) finished 2nd with a time of 25:20 and James Breen (Clark) took the crown at 25:12.
Breen was also 5th in last year's event.
The Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year was Sean McLachlan from Spokane.
The XC title was Spokane men's 22nd and second in a row.
Event Photos - Courtesy of Rick Harrison, Spokane
James Breen, SO, Clark (25:12)
Jackson Baker, SO, Clackamas
Corbin Carlton, FR, Spokane
Judd Lewis, SO, Spokane
Micah Dingfield, FR, Spokane
Brandon Hartill, FR, Spokane
Sam Garvin, FR, Clark
Becca Mildes, SO, Spokane (17:58)
Gracie Ledwith, SO, Spokane
Jocelyn Barber, SO, Clackamas
Amanda Kinzel, SO, Spokane
Madison Schell, SO, Lane
Danielle Girard, SO, Lane
Bailey Birch, FR, Spokane
|Becca Mildes and James Breen claim individual titles|
|Coach of the Year Sean McLachlan (men) and Bob Williams (women)|