Campus Life

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.

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For more information about our cross country program, contact head coach Tori Ammons.

Meet the Team

2011-2012 Roster

#NameYearHeight Hometown / High School
  Erin Collins SO 5'8   Covington / Kentlake
  Diana Evans SO 5'6   Upland, CA / Upland
  Whitney Janicki SO 5'10   Maple Valley / Tahoma
  Grace Libby FR 5'4   Black Diamond / Tahoma
  Ashley Woods SO 5'3   Auburn / Mountainview

Meet the Coaches

Tori Ammons, Head Coach

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, 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.


2011-2012 Season

Sat Sept 17 UW Sundodger Invite Seattle, WA 9:00 6K Ashley Woods - 32:18
Erin Collins - 32:47
Sat Sept 24 St Martins Invitational Lacey, WA 10:30 6K Grace Libby - 26:32
Whitney Janicki - 27:11
Fri Oct 7 Everett Invite Everett, WA 4:30 5K Whitney Janicki - 20:46
Grace Libby - 21:28
Sat Oct 15 PLU Invitational Spanaway, WA 10:00 6K Whitney Janicki - 25:33
Grace Libby - 26:21
Fri Oct 28 North Regional Championship Mount Vernon, WA Noon 5K Whitney Janicki - 19:52
Cindy Ang - 21:48
Sat Nov 12 NWAACC Championships Everett, WA Noon 5K Grace Libby - 20:23
Whitney Janicki - 21:15
Cindy Ang - 22:29
Ashley Woods - 25:28
Erin Collins - 26:04