Cross Country News

Published December 21, 2016 10:11 am

Christina Stopak signs with SWCC

Christina Stopak, of Albion, NE, has signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross country and track at Southwestern Community College starting with the 2017-18 academic year.

Stopak, who will graduate from Boone Central High School in May 2017, is a four-time state cross country qualifier, two-time cross country team state champion, and a two-time cross country state medalist (in 2015 she placed eighth and in 2016 she placed fourth). In addition, Stopak was named to the Nebraska all-state cross country team. She is a two-time state qualifier in track with her events being the 1600m and the 3200m.

Read more: Nebraska Student-Athlete Signs National Letter of Intent to Run at SWCC

Published November 23, 2016 2:55 pm

Shane Breheny

Creston, IOWA—Nick Ekel, Southwestern Community College cross country and track and field coach, announced yesterday he added Nodaway Valley’s Shane Breheny to his 2017 recruiting class.

Read more: Nodaway Valley’s Breheny to become a Spartan

Published November 16, 2016 2:57 pm

Phoenix Shadden signs with Spartan cross county

Phoenix Shadden, a senior at Atlantic High School in Atlantic, committed early this week to running for the Southwestern Community College track and cross country teams during their 2017-18 campaigns.

Read more: Atlantic Standout to Run for Spartans

Published November 14, 2016 4:31 pm

Kimberly Zepeda

The cross country season concluded for the Southwestern women this past Saturday at the NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships hosted by Butler Community College in El Dorado, KS. Competing in a field of 37 teams, the Spartans posted a 34th place finish.

Read more: Women Post Best National Finish Since 2012

Published November 7, 2016 2:43 pm

On Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, the Southwestern men’s cross country team traveled to Luther College in Decorah for the Luther JV Cup.  Competing over the four-mile distance against Iowa Central Community College (ranked #1 in the NJCAA), Augustana College (ranked #25 in NCAA Division III), and Luther College, the Spartans placed fourth with a score of 113 points. 

Sophomore Nate Hoyt (Shenandoah) led the team with a 20th place finish.  Freshmen Jalen Two Leggins (Hardin, MT) placed 35th, followed by Jacob Bolinger (Clearfield) at 39th, Kevin Dietrich (Port Neches, TX) at 43rd , and Chance Webster (Panora) at 52nd.  These individuals were the scorers for the Spartans as well.

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