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WWU alum Crouch second-fastest U.S. woman in Boston Marathon

Former Western Washington University cross country and track and field standout Sarah Crouch (formerly Porter) was the 11th female to cross the finish line on Monday, April 18, at the 2016 Boston Marathon.

Crouch, who now calls Blowing Rock, N.C., home, completed the historic 26.2-mile…

Boston Marathon: Early encounter with rooster keeps Sarah Crouch on the run

Every distance runner has a story about what prompted them to take to the road, track or trail for the first time.
Suffice to say, none can match Sarah Crouch’s introduction to the sport in terms of originality and hilarity.

WWU women’s runners have historic day at NCAA championships

The Western Washington University women’s cross country placed sixth at the NCAA Division II National Championships on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Joplin, Mo. — the Vikings’ best finish since moving to Division II in 1998.

WWU’s previous best was an eighth-place finish in 2009.

“What a…

Guenther, WWU on trail back to NCAA Division II nationals

Taylor Guenther was not sure what to expect in her senior cross country season.

Western Washington placed third in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, sixth at NCAA Division II West Regional and 12th at the NCAA-II Championships last season as Katelyn Steen capped a stellar career by…

Cross Country Well-Represented on GNAC Academic All-Conference Teams

The Western Washington University Cross Country teams were well-represented on the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s 2015 Cross Country Academic All-Conference Teams.

A total of 12 Western runners were recognized for their success in the classroom, and on the trails. Five Viking…

Western’s Guenther leads her team at XC championship

Western Washington University’s Taylor Guenther was the first to cross the finish line, leading her womens’ Cross Country team with a time of 22 minutes and 1.5 seconds to second overall during the 2015 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Western to host GNAC cross country championships

For the first time in 10 years, the GNAC Cross Country Championships return to beautiful Lake Padden in Bellingham, Wash. Hosted by Western Washington University, Lake Padden was the site of the 2005 GNAC Championships and will also host the conference meet in 2016 and 2017.

The Women…

No.19 WWU men open season with 27-point win at CWU Invitational

With five runners placing among the top 10, the nationally ranked Western Washington University men’s cross country team scored a 27-point victory among four teams to open the 2015 season at the Central Washington University Apple Ridge Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 12.

The Viking women…

WWU’s Guenther, Richards repeat as USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees

Taylor Guenther was honored for the third time and Nathan Richards for the second time as five Western Washington University runners were among those receiving United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association/NCAA Division II Cross Country All-Academic honors announced…

Grant runs with WWU team at nationals

Port Townsend High School graduate Brittany Grant (Class of 2013) competed with the Western Washington University cross country team that placed 12th nationally.
Grant is in her second season with the WWU harriers. She placed sixth of the team's seven runners at the NCAA Division II…

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