Nov. 11, 2013
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Chip Jackson (Sr., Shoreline/Shorewood) and Katelyn Steen (Jr., Sammamish/Eastlake) were each honored for the second time as six members of the Western Washington University cross country teams were named United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association West Region all-stars on Monday, Nov. 11.
The honorees helped both Viking squads qualify for the NCAA Division II National Championships on Nov. 23 as the men placed fourth and the women fifth at the West Regional held in Spokane on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Jackson placed fourth to lead the WWU men, covering the 10-kilometer distance in 31:43. He also was a regional all-star in 2012.
Steen finished third to pace the Viking women, her time of 21:53 over the six-kilometer course being just seven seconds off the lead. She also was honored as a freshman in 2011.
Completing the WWU regional all-stars were Isaac Griffith (So., Spokane/Lewis & Clark), Taylor Guenther (So., Vancouver/Prairie), Tabor Reedy (Jr., Poulsbo/North Kitsap) and Nathan Richards (Jr., Longview/R.A. Long/Clark CC).
The WWU men are going to nationals for the seventh consecutive year, and the Viking women will be making their fourth appearance in six seasons.
Vikings Set to Host GNAC Championships on Saturday
Conference schools set to race at East Lake Padden Park with races at 10 am and 11 am
Andrew Wise Named GNAC Athlete of the Week
Wise placed 6th and helped Vikings to a 2nd-place team finish at WWU Classic
WWU Men Place 2nd, Women 4th at WWU Classic
Vikings perform well at East Lake Padden Park in final meet before GNAC Championships
Vikings to Host 44th Annual WWU Classic on Saturday
Races at East Lake Padden Park will be at 10 am (women's 6K) and 11 am (men's 10k)
Cross Country Turns in Solid Performances in Split Squad Action
Vikings have strong showing against tough field in Minnesota, also compete at Saint Martin's on Saturday
WWU Travels to Roy Griak Invitational, SMU Invitational
Vikings set to compete in Minnesota and at Saint Martin's (Lacey, Wash.) on Saturday
WWU Men 4th, Women 5th at Sundodger Invitational
Senior Andrew Wise (19th), freshman Jane Barr leads women (24th)
Cross Country Headed to Sundodger Invitational
Women's 6K open race scheduled for 9 am, followed by men's 8K open race at 9:40 am
WWU Men, Women Earn Team Wins at SMU Triangular
Vikings open season with strong performances vs. Central Washington and Saint Martin's
WWU to Open Season at SMU Cross Country Meet
Saturday's meet begins with women's 4K at 10 am, followed by men's 6K at 10:45 am
WWU Men 2nd, Women 4th in GNAC Preseason Poll
The Vikings will host the GNAC Championships for the third consecutive year
Vikings Announce More 2017-18 Program Additions
Head coach Pee Wee Halsell announces second wave of recruits joining the Vikings
Six Vikings Earn Academic All-District Honors
Bethany Drake, Anna Paradee, Jasmine McMullin, Alex Barry, Gordie Kordas and Andrew Wise earn academic award
Vikings Announce 2017-18 Program Additions
Head coach Pee Wee Halsell announces first wave of recruits set to join the Vikings next season
Six Vikings Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
Senior Matthew Lutz earns distinction for third time in career