Lane men and women second at NWAC cross country meet
BATTLE GROUND, Wash. — The Lane Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams both finished second on Saturday at the Northwest Athletic Conference championship meet.
The Lane women scored 65 points to finish behind Spokane, which had all seven runners finish in the top 11, including winner Becca Mildes in 17:58.
Madison Schell (18:50) and Danielle Girard (18:56) finished 5-6, respectively for the Titans. Emily Viuhkola was 15th, Mitra LeBuhn was 17th and Kendall Maslen was 22nd.
The Lane men scored 81 points to finish behind Spokane, which had five scorers finish in the top 10, had 28 points.
The Titans were led by Emler Shelevy, who finished ninth in 25:37. Ronald Graham was 13th, Carlos Camacho was 16th, Ricardo Castillo was 18th and Johnathon Serna was 25th.
The men’s winner was James Breen of Clark College in 25:12.
Girard wins women’s race at NWAC cross country regional
OREGON CITY — Danielle Girard held off teammate Madison Schell to win the individual title, and Lane’s women finished second at the NWAC Southern Region cross country meet on Friday at Clackamas Community College.
Girard won the race in 19 minutes, 17 seconds, 2 seconds ahead of Schell, but Clark had three of the next four runners to win the team title with 33 points, two ahead of Lane.
In the men’s race, Elmer Shelevy finished in 25:56 over the 8,000-meter course to finish fourth overall and lead Lane to third place in the team race with 62 points.
Treasure Valley won the team with with 52 points and Clackamas was second with 57.
Lane men second and women fifth at Mike Hodges meet
OREGON CITY — The Lane Community College men’s cross country team finished second on Saturday in the Mike Hodges Invitational at Clackamas Community College.
The Titans finished with 49 points to 43 for Treasure Valley and had five runners place in the top-15 scoring positions, led by Elmer Shelevy who was fourth in 25 minutes, 52.70 seconds.
Also for Lane was Ronald Graham in eighth (26:04.90), Carlos Camacho in 12th (26:22.90), Ricardo Castillo in 13th (26:25.90) and Johnathon Serna in 16th (26:45.10).
James Breen from Clark College won the 8,000-meter race in 25:16.90.
In the women’s race, Lane was fourth overall with 95 points, far behind Corban, which scored 26.
Madison Schell was the top finisher for the Titans, finishing the 5,000-meter race in 19:19.20 for fifth place.
Danielle Girard (12th, 19:45.60), Kendall Maslen (19th, 20:08.90), Mitra LeBuhn (32nd, 20:38.20) and Hannah Boozer (45th, 21:41.30) also scored for Lane.
Lane wins men’s title at George Fox meet
BROOKS — Lane Community College placed three runners in the top 12 Saturday to win the men’s team title at the George Fox Classic at Willamette Mission State Park.
The Titans scored 55 points to win the men’s meet. The Oregon Running Club was second with 72 points and Linfield was third with 75.
Ronald Graham led Lane with a fifth-place finish in 26 minutes, 40.3 seconds over the 8K course. Teammates Johnathon Serna and Elmer Shelevy were eighth and 12th, respectively, in 26:46.1 and 26:57.6.
Lane finished sixth out of six scoring teams in the women’s race with 113 points. Danielle Girard and Madison Schell were 16th and 17th, respectively, for the Titans over the 5K course in 20:05.9 and 20:09.5.
Cross Named Big West Cross Country Athlete Of The Week
IRVINE, Calif.— Another week of big finishes for the University of Hawai'i women's cross country team amounted to another weekly conference award, as junior Alli Cross was announced as the second Rainbow Wahine this season to be named Big West Cross Country Athlete of the Week.
Cross earns her first career honor and the second for UH team, not only in the last three weeks, but since joining the Big West Conference in 2012.
A Tualatin, Ore. transfer from Lane Community College, Cross claimed the UH's top-scorer role for first time this season, excelling against a tough 11-team field at the Sacramento Capital Cross Challenge. She crossed the 5K finish line in 17:44.7, which represented a lifetime-best time, and the fastest time by a UH runner since Ashley Aitken in 2010.
Cross placed 18th overall individually while pacing the Rainbow Wahine to a sixth-place team finish, ahead of Big West counterpart UC Davis.
Pushing to the front of the Rainbow Wahine pack, Cross also lowered her previous 2015 best time by just under one and a half minutes.
Following a great finish in Seattle at the Sundodger Invitational, freshman Camille Campos previously earned the award on Sept. 22, marking the first time a UH runner had received the award, and the first conference award since the Rainbow Wahine competed in the Western Athletic Conference in 2011.
Moving beyond the season's midpoint this week, Cross and the Rainbow Wahine will compete with a full roster in the third local meet on the island of O'ahu, at the Chaminade Invitational on Oct. 10 at Kapi'olani Regional Park, just beyond the edge of Diamond Head on the isle's south shore.
Where are they now? - Alli Cross
Lane Cross Country and Track & Field
NWAC class of 2013-2014
Junior at University of Hawaii
NWAC All-American Cross Country athlete for the Lane Titans. She was also a valuable contributor to the 2014 NWAC Track and Field Championship team. She can be found on multiple Top Ten Lists for the Titans. She boasts a 17:46 personal 5K best.
University of Hawaii
This past weekend at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle, Alli placed 49th , 3rd on her team, and cruised to an 8th place finish at the Big Wave Invitational to start the season. Cross is currently the number four runner on her Hawaii Rainbow team and is majoring in Business Marketing.
Her Hawaii coach is Tim Boyce who began his coaching career also at Lane Community College(1995-97), where he was twice named NWAACC Southern Region Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year and mentored numerous individual conference champions.
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University of Hawaii Athletics: http://hawaiiathletics.com/index.aspx?tab=crosscountry&path=wcross
Titan men, women second
BATTLE GROUND, Wash. — Lane’s Jonathan Cornish got nipped at the finish line by Spokane’s Daniel Schofield, and the Titans also finished second in the men’s and women’s team races on Saturday at the NWAC Cross Country Championships at Lewisville Park.
Cornish and Schofield finished with the same time over the 8,000-meter course, 25 minutes, 19 seconds.
Spokane finished with 32 points, and Lane had 42.
The Titans placed four runners in the top 10, including Gabe Collins (sixth, 25:54), David Cornish (seventh, 25:55) and Ben Harter (ninth, 25:56).
In the women’s race, Spokane runners finished second, third and fourth to give the Bigfoot the team title with 36 points. Lane was second with 61.
Nicole Maurmann was the Titans’ top finisher, taking fifth place and covering the 5,000 meters in 18:32.