Men's Track & Field
The Green River track and field program restarted competing in 2011 as an natural extension of the cross country program to allow the distance runners opportunity to run competitively in the spring. But at a school the size of GRCC, sprinters, jumpers, and middle distance runners quickly joined the fold. Not since 1992 had Green River fielded a team at the NWAACC Championships. However in 2011, the men's team earned three silver medals at the championship meet. Taylor Hughes (800m), Kevin Bateman (high jump), and Josh Melu (triple jump) announced GRCC return with their strong performances. .
For more information about our track & field program, contact head coach Tori Ammons.
Meet the Team
|#||Name||Year||Height||Weight||Hometown / High School|
|Aaron Abrams||FR||6'1||170||Kent / Kentridge|
|Cody Gilge||SO||6'1||160||Maple Valley / Tahoma|
|Jacob Wilcher||SO||6'0||185||Kent / Kentwood|
|Junior Choun||FR||5'11||145||Federal Way / Decatur|
|Kevin McCullough||FR||6'0||175||Kent / Meridian|
|Ryan Pawloski||SO||5'10||160||Issaquah / Issaquah|
|Jacob Fullen||SO||5'10||160||Kent / Kentlake|
|Sergio Arroyo||FR||6'2||190||Kent / Kent Meridian|
|Matt Link||FR||5'11||150||Auburn / Mountainview|
|Josh Melu||SO||6'0||165||Auburn / Mountainview|
|Trayvon Webster||SO||6'2||180||Kent / Taylor|
|Martique Henton||FR||5'8||175||Seattle / Kentwood|
Meet the Coaches
Tori Ammons, Head Coach
Coach Ammons returns for her third season with Green River cross country and was successful establishing the GRCC track program in 2011. Previously, Coach Ammons was the head cross country and track coach at Auburn Mountainview High School for four seasons prior to joining the Gator staff. Coach Ammons was named the 2010 NWAACC Northern Region Cross Country Coach of the Year.
She brings an outstanding passion for the sport fueled by her competitive experience as an NCAA Division I athlete at Washington State University where she earned Pac 10 All Academic honors. She was a two time Washington State High School Champion in both the 100m and 300m hurdles. The opportunity to train and develop runners in the South Puget Sound area has been bolstered with the addition of Coach Ammons are Green River CC.
Ernie Ammons, Assistant Coach
Ernie Ammons joined his wife in 2009 to help stengthen the Green River running program. The head coach at Kent Meridian HS, Coach Ammons has been a well established fixture in the South Sound running community for the past eight seasons. He has been twice voted SPSL Cross Country Coach of the Year and in 2011 the KM track team won the WIAA HS State Championship. In 2010, Ernie was inducted into the NWAACC Hall of Fame for his outstanding track career at Clark College in Vancouver, WA.
|Sat Mar 10||PLU Invitational||Spanaway||10:00|
|Sat Mar 31||Ralf Vernacchia Invitational
Western Washington Univ
|Sat Apr 7||Shotwell Inviational
Univ of Puget Sound
|Sat Apr 14||Spike Arlt Invitational
Central Washington Univ.
|Sat Apr 21||UO Relays||Eugene, OR|
|Sat Apr 28||St. Martins Invitational||Lacey||10:00|
|Fri May 4||Western Washington Twilight||Bellingham||3:00|
|May 21-22||NWAACC Championship||Spokane|