Oct 27, 2018

Bruins Claim Share Of First-Ever NWC Championship

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)

ESTACADA --- The George Fox men's cross country team made history at the 2018 Northwest Conference Championships Saturday, as the Bruins claimed a share of their first-ever NWC Championship title.


The Bruins finished the men's 8k tied with Pacific Lutheran as both teams recorded 74 points at the nine-team event. The share of the title marks the first time the Bruins have won a championship since the 1992 season at the NAIA District Championships. This also marks the first fall NWC Championship for George Fox since the 1998 season (women's volleyball).

The Bruins placed four runners inside the top-20. Freshman Dillon Rising continued his excellent rookie campaign with a seventh-place finish and a time of 26:27.5 Peter Weiss wasn't far behind with a time of 26:40.8 to take 11th, while Timothy Kaelin and Spencer Elmore finished 17th and 18th, respectively. Kaelin finished with a time of 26:59.0 and Elmore ran a time of 27:00.2. Rylan Larsen just missed the top-20 to place 21st with a time of 27:14.2.

As for the women's team, the Bruins generated 172 points to place seventh out of the nine teams. Ashlee Van Den Top was the top finisher for the Bruins with a time of 24:43.7 to finish 21st. Maci Jokumsen ran a time of 24:50.3 to place 25th and Rianna Comery took home 29th with a time of 24:59.0. Emma Moon placed 48th and finished with a time of 25:42.2. There were 73 runners on the women's side.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will run next at the NCAA Division III West Regionals Saturday, Nov. 10, in Walla Walla, Washington.