Campus Life

Women's Cross Country



In 2009, Green River restarted its cross country program to the applause of the local running community. Not since 1991 has the community taken advantage of the Auburn, Washington campus, full of running and hiking trails. With a great tradition of local runners in the South Sound area, Green River College is looking to attract talented student athletes to participate in this intercollegiate varsity sport. A member of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC), the Gators will be looking to quickly become a competitive program under the guidance of a skilled coaching staff.

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For more information about our cross country program, contact head coach Jeff McGlocklin

Meet the Team

2014 Roster


#NameYearHeight Hometown / High School
  Richelle Orpilla SO 5'1 Auburn / Mountainview       
  Katie Kissinger FR 5'4 Covington / Kennedy
Sheila Piper FR 5'0 Spanaway / Spanaway Lake
Emily Van Marter FR 5'6 Lacey / Northwest Christian
Balie Davis FR 5'1 Auburn / Auburn
Alina Moss FR 5'4 Honolulu, HI / Campbell
Nadia Ntibarufata FR 5'0 Gjovik, Norway / Gjovik

Meet the Coaches

Jeff McGlocklin, Head Coach

Head Coach, Jeff McGlocklin

Green River Athletics welcomed Coach McGlocklin to campus Aug. 1, 2014, to lead the Gator running program after spending a lifetime in the Spokane, Washington area. Having coached track and cross country since 2001 at University High School and Central Valley High School, Jeff returns to his NWAACC roots where he started as a 400m hurdler for the community colleges of Spokane. McGlocklin earned his degree in Recreational Therapy from Eastern Washington University, and is prepared to continue the building process of Gator Cross and Track.




Jacob Fullen, Assistant Coach

Jacob Fullen, Assistant Coach

Coach Fullen returns to Green River after being a two year letter winner in both cross country and track for the Gators.  The two sport All-NWAACC academic honoree will assist with player development and academic achievement for the GRCC athletes.  Fullen is a graduate of the University of Washington in Material Science & Engineering.  Previoulsy he was an assistant cross country coach at Kent Meridian HS for two seasons.






2014 Season

Sat Sept 13 CWU Invitational Rotary Park
Ellensberg, WA 
4:00 pm 4K R. Orpilla 19:49
S. Piper 21:38
Sat Sept 20 UW / Sundodger Classic Lincoln Park
Seattle, WA
9:00 am 6K R. Orpilla 27:24
B. Rose 28:26
Sat Sept 27 NWAC Preview Meet Lewisville State Park
Battleground, WA
11:00 am 5K R. Orpilla 22:29
S. Piper 26:03
Sat Oct 4 Pacific Lutheran Meet Spanaway Lake 10:00 am 6K R. Orpilla 27:35
B. Rose 27:43
Sat Oct 18 Emerald City Open Lower Woodland Park
Seattle, WA
10:30 am 6K R. Orpilla 27:10
S. Piper 30:51
Sat Oct 25 Northern Region 
Championship Meet
McCollum Park
Everett, WA
3rd Place 5K R. Orpilla 22:34
S, Piper 25:13
K. Kissinger 25:42
N. Ntibarufata 26:53
A. Moss 27:40
Sat Nov 8 NWAC Championship Lewisville Park
Battleground, WA
10th Place  6K

R. Orpilla 21:15
S. Piper 24:25
K. Kissinger 25:25
A. Moss 27:03
E. Van Marter 29:58


Year by Year Results

Year Coach NWAACC Finish Top Runner
2014 Jeff McGlocklin 10th Richelle Orpilla 21:15
2013 Tori Ammons 10th Oksana Carlson  21:18
2012 Tori Ammons DNQ Nikki Bohart  20:24
2011 Tori Ammons 9th Grace Libby 20:23
2010 Tori Ammons  7th Diana Evans 19:18
2009 Tori Ammons DNQ Robyn Campbell 22:35
2008 Mike Williams DNQ Tessa Cossand  21:05

NWAACC All-Conference

2010 - Tori Ammons, North Region Coach of the Year

2010 - Diana Evans, All North Region

2008 - Tessa Cosand, All North Region

NWAACC All-Academic

2013 - Oksana Carslon