Nov 10, 2016

Bruins Head to NCAA Div. III West Regional

A Winning Tradition

  • Eight NAIA Men's National Meets (5 Top 10 finishes)
  • Five NAIA District Men's Championships (1977, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992)
  • One NCCAA Women's National Championship (1988)
  • Nine NAIA Women's National Meets (6 Top 10 finishes)
  • Six NAIA Women's District Championships (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)
  • One Cascade Conference Women's Championship (1994)
  • Two NAIA Region Coaches of the Year
  • 10 Conference / District Coaches of the Year
  • 23 All-Americans (6 men, 17 women)
  • 53 Academic All-Americans (18 men, 35 women)

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The George Fox men's and women's cross country teams will send seven runners from the men's side and seven runners from the women's side to the NCAA Division III West Regional in Salem, Oregon, on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Meet Information           Entries  

The women will run at 10a.m., while the men will race at 11a.m. The regional is made up of 21 teams.

Spencer Elmore, Brendon Henkel, Christian Parr, Romare Ashford, Colin Atchison, Josh Meyer and Rylan Larsen will represent the George Fox men.  

"Our men didn't meet expectations at the NWC Championships, but we are looking to bounce back at Regionals," said head coach Randy Dalzell. "Our guys looked great last weekend in our time trail, where all seven of them produced personal bests. If we run like we did in our time trial, we will have a great regional race and finish in the top third of the region like we are capable of."

Meanwhile, on the women's side, Kayla Moore, Rachel Gibbs, Jimena Pineda, Samantha McKibbon, Grace Ferguson, McKenzie Young and Lydia Gronseth make up the women's team.

"Our top three ladies have been running great (Moore, Gibbs and Pineda), but we have really felt the impact of missing Megan Parks with her stress fracture as she was our No. 2 or No. 3 runner all year until her injury," said Dalzell. "It leaves us with a gap to fill somewhere in the top five. We have some very capable ladies ready to fill that gap with Ferguson, McKibbon, Young and Gronseth. We just need two of them to have a great day and that will help us move up into the middle of the regional."