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 which is 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 Conference (NWAC), the Gators will be looking to quickly become a competitive program under the guidance of a skilled coaching staff.

Running shoes

For more information about our cross country program, contact Director of Athletics, Bob Kickner

Meet the Team

2016 Roster

GRC Women's Cross Country team photo

#NameYearHeight Hometown / High School
Natalie Bryant FR 5'3 Auburn, WA / Auburn
LaRee Graham FR 5'6 Bonney Lake, WA / Bonney Lake
Chelsea O'Brein SO 5'8 Bonney Lake, WA / Bonney Lake
Abigail Oosterhout FR 5'4 Maple Valley, WA / Tahoma
Katie Sherick SO 5'8 Maple Valley, WA / Tahoma
Yadira Ventura FR 5'4 Auburn, WA / Mountainview

Meet the Coaches

Assistant Coach Track - Distance, Robert Bartholomew


Assistant Coach Track - Distance, Robert Bartholomew

Coach Robert joined the Green River staff for cross country and track in 2015 as a distance specialist. Bartholomew ran cross country for Highline College 2003-04 before transferring to New Mexico Highlands where he graduated with B.A in Exercise Science. He was a two year letter-winner for the Cowboy cross country team.






2016 Season

Sat, Sept. 3 Univ of Puget Sound
Fort Steilacoom 
Steliacoom, WA 
10:45 a.m. 6K Katie Sherick 26:38
LaRee Graham 26:46
Yadira Ventura 26:53
Abigail Oosterhourt 27:01
Chelsea O'Brien 37:57
Sat, Sept. 17 Sundodger Classic Lincoln Park
Seattle, WA
9:00 a.m. 6K Abigail Oosterhout 25:49
LaRee Graham 25:54
Yadira Ventura 26:35
Katie Sherick 27:27
Chelsea O'Brien 37:37

Sat, Sept. 24

NWAC Preview St. Martin's Univ
Lacey, WA
10:20 a.m. 5K Abigail Oosterhout 21:22
LaRee Graham  21:54
Yadira Ventura 22:08
Katie Sherick  22:31
Natalie Bryant  26:09
Sat, Oct. 8 Western Washington Meet Lake Padden Park
Bellingham, WA
11:00 a.m. 6K Abigail Oosterhout 26:05
Katie Sherick 26:11
LaRee Graham 26:15
Yadira Ventura 26:30
Natalie Bryant 29:27
Sat, Oct. 15 Emerald City Open Lower Woodland Park
Seattle, WA
11:00 a.m 6K Abigail Oosterhout 26:21
Katie Sherick 26:27
Yadira Ventura 27:16
Natalie Bryant 29:04
Sat., Oct. 29 NW Region Championship Clark Lake Park
Kent, WA
2nd Place 5K Katie Sherick 21:58 (2)
Abigail Oosterhout 22:01 (3)
LaRee Graham 22:43 (7)
Yadira Ventura 22:55
Natalie Bryant 24:27
Sat, Nov. 12 NWAC Championship St. Martin's Univ.
Lacey, WA
4th Place 5K Abigail Oosterhout 20:47
Katie Sherick  21:01
LaRee Graham  21:24
Yadira Ventura  21:35
Natalie Bryant 22:58
Chelsea O'Brien  28:49


Year by Year Results

Year Coach NWAACC Finish Top Runner
2016 Robert Bartholomew 4th Abigail Oosterhout 20:47
2015 Jeff McGlocklin 8th Katie Sherick 21:09
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

2016 - Katie Sherick, Abigail Oosterhout and LaRee Graham, First Team All-NW
2016 - Yadira Ventura, Second Team All-NW

2015 - Katie Sherick, All North Region

2010 - Tori Ammons, North Region Coach of the Year

2010 - Diana Evans, All North Region

2008 - Tessa Cosand, All North Region

NWAACC All-Academic

2016 - Katie Sherick and Chelsea O'Brien

2013 - Oksana Carslon