Women's Cross Country
In 2009, GRCC re-started it cross country program to the applause of the local running community. Not since 1991 has the campus taken advantage of the Auburn, WA campus full of running and hiking trails. With a great tradition of local runners in the South Sound area, Green River Community College is looking to attract talented student athletes to participate in this intercollegiate varsity sport. A member of the NW Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC), the Gators will be looking to quickly become a competitive program under the guide of a skilled coaching staff.
For more information about our cross country program, contact head coach Tori Ammons.
Meet the Team
|#||Name||Year||Height||Hometown / High School|
|Nikki Bohart||FR||5'6||Puyallup / Puyallup|
|Richelle Orpilla||FR||5'0||Auburn / Mountainview|
|Jessica Scott||FR||5'1||Spanaway / Bethel|
|Abi Shaver||FR||5'2||Auburn / Auburn|
|Lisa Petersen||FR||5'6||Auburn / Lindbergh|
|Oksana Carlson||FR||5'2||Auburn / Federal Way|
Meet the Coaches
Tori Ammons, Head Coach
Coach Ammons returns for her fourth 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. 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 All Pac-10 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. Coach Ammons has been a well established fixture in the South Sound running community for many years. He was the head track and cross country coach at Kent Meridian HS where he was twice voted SPSL Cross Country Coach of the Year. In 2011 the KM track team won the Washington AAAA 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.
|Fri Sept 7||Central Washington Invite||Ellensburg, WA
|5:00 pm||4K||R. Orpilla 17:53
N. Bohart 18.08
|Sat Sept 15||UW Sundodger Invite||Lincoln Park
|11:00 am||6K||N. Bohart - 25:26
R. Orpilla - 26:28
|Sat Sept 22||St. Martin's Invitational||Lacey, WA||10:30 am||6K||N. Bohart - 26:05
R. Orpilla - 26:20
|Sat Sept 29||Pacific Lutheran Invite||Spanaway, WA||10:00 am||6K||N. Bohart - 25:11
R. Orpilla - 26:22
|Fri Oct 12||Mike Hodges Invite||Portland, OR||3:30 pm||5K||N. Bohart - 20:47
R. Orpilla - 21:22
|Fri Oct 26||North Region Championship||Gold Mountain
|3:00 pm||5K||Team 2nd Place
R. Orpilla - 21:05
N. Bohart - 21:19
A. Shaver - 21:25
O. Carlson - 22:15
J. Scott - 23:34
|Sat Nov 10||NWAACC Championships||Spokane, WA||11:00 am||5K||N. Bohart - 20:44
A. Shaver - 21:04
R. Orpilla - 21:08
O. Carlson - 21:37
J. Scott - dnf