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|
|Nick Knoblich||FR||5'8||135||Issaquah / Liberty|
|Devonte Woods||FR||5'8||140||Auburn / Auburn|
|Brandon Degarimore||FR||5'10||160||Kennewick / Southridge|
|Junior Choun||SO||5'11||145||Federal Way / Decatur|
|Kevin McCullough||SO||6'0||175||Kent / Meridian|
|Matt Fomich||FR||5'8||135||Federal Way / Decatur|
|Isaac Lugenbeal||FR||5'9||140||Kennewick / Southridge|
|Kyle Morriss||FR||5'10||150||Auburn / Auburn|
|Candino Blue||FR||5'9||165||Seattle /|
|Sergio Arroyo||SO||6'2||190||Kent / Kent Meridian|
|Matt Link||SO||5'11||150||Auburn / Mountainview|
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.
Jacob Fullen, Assistant Coach
Jacob Fullen returns to Green River to join Coach Ammons as an assistant for the running program. A two year athlete for the Gators, Fullen was named an All-NWAACC academic performer in both cross county and track and field before heading to the University of Washington. He was the assistant cross country coach at Kent Meridien HS for two seasons.
|Sat Mar 9||PLU Invitational
Pacific Lutheran University
|Spanaway||10:00||Nick Knoblich and Matt Link qualify for
NWAACC's in the 10,000 m
|Sat Apr 6||Shotwell Invitational
Univ of Puget Sound
|University Place||11:00||Davonte Woods - 5th in 400 M
Matt Link - 7th in Steeplechase
|Sat Apr 13||Ralf Vernacchia Invite
Western Washington Univ.
|Bellingham||10:00||Team finishes in fourth place. Relay teams shine.
4 x 400 wins event in 3:32:10. 4 x 100m takes
second in 44.07
|Fri Apr 26||Western Washington Twilight||Bellingham||3:00||Devonte Woods and Sergion Arroyo finish in third place
in the 200m and the 400m hurdles respectively.
|Sat May 4||Ken Shannon Invitational
University of Washington
|Seattle||10:00||Kyle Morriss win section 2 races in 200m and 400m.
Gator 4 x 400 wins race with 3:26.25.
|May 20-21||NWAACC Championship||Spokane|