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1976-77 SCC Women’s Cross Country Team

1976-77 SCC Women's Cross Country teamThe 1976-77 SCC women’s cross country team won the NCWSA Community College Championship and was the first women’s cross country team elected to the CCS Hall of Fame. Coached by Dale Kennedy, their leading runners were Becky Curryer, Debbie Larson, Lois Hunt, Lynn Kinney and Anna Brown. This team was the first women's cross country team to ever run for Spokane CC. They set the pace and led the way for the 11 NWAACC Championship and 11 NWAACC runner up teams that have followed them at CCS.

1977-78 SCC Women’s Cross Country Team

1977-78 SCC Women's Cross Country teamThe 1977-78 SCC women’s cross country team won the unofficial NWAACC Community College Championship. This team was undefeated against all other two-year college competition. They were coached by Dale Kennedy in his second year at SCC and were led by Joan Corbin (first), Kathie Kinniburgh, Tracy Binsfield, Debbie Larson, Nancy Quatier, Becky Curryer, and Doris Lahti.

1978-79 SCC Women’s Cross Country Team

1978-79 SCC Women's Cross Country teamThe 1978-79 SCC women’s cross country team, which was coached by NWAACC Coach of the Year Dale Kennedy, won the first ever NWAACC Women’s Cross Country Championship. They dominated the competition with the second lowest winning score (16) of all time as Mt. Hood finished a distant second. The individual conference champion was Kelly Warren (first) and she was closely followed by team mates Joanne Lahti (second), Kathie Kinniburgh (third), Tracey Binsfield (fourth), Doris Lahti (sixth), Alison Smith (seventh), and Gayle Falconer (eighth). Spokane had all seven runners finish in the top ten, a mark that would stand as an all-time record for many years to come.

1979-80 Women’s Cross Country Team

1979-80 CCS Women's Cross Country teamThe 1979-80 Women’s Cross Country team won the NWAACC Title for the second straight year under NWAACC Coach of the Year Dale Kennedy. They had all 5 scorers finish in the top ten at the NWAACC Championships to score 31 points and beat Bellevue for the title. The team was led by Joanne Lathti,  who won the individual championship, and was followed closely by Kelly Warren (3rd), Eve Nicacio (8th), Pam Schrieber (9th) and Alison Smith (10th).

1982-83 Women's Cross Country Team

1982-83 CCS Women's Cross Country teamThe 1982-83 women’s cross country team was coached by Duane Hartman as CCS won its third NWAACC Title with 26 points to edge out Bellevue (29) in a tight team race. Trish Henderson won the individual NWAACC title and she was followed closely by teammates Julie Engstrom in third, Gail Comer (sixth), Christine Ozer (seventh) and Julie Robins in (ninth). All five Spokane scorers finished in the top ten at conference to take CCS to the team title in the championship meet held at Wandermere golf course in Spokane.

1987-88 Women's Cross Country Team

1987-88 CCS Women's Cross Country teamThe 1987-88 CCS women’s cross country team won the NWAACC Championship at Wandermere Golf Course by scoring 33 points to tie Lane CC for the co-championship. The team was coached by Ken Christen who was a graduate of SCC, where he had competed in Cross Country in 1971 and 1972 for Coach John Buck. The 1987 Women’s Cross Country team was led by the great Kari McKay (19:00.9) who won the individual championship along with three other Spokane top-ten finishers. Following McKay with a strong second place finish was Orene Goldberg. Rounding out Spokane’s Championship team was Heather Maple (eighth place), Laurie Millet (ninth place), Michelle Vanderlinde (13th place), Audrey Meek (15th place), and Lorinda Bohn (18th place).

1988-89 Women's Cross Country Team

1988-89 CCS Women's Cross Country teamThe 1988-89 CCS women’s cross country team won their second straight NWAACC title by edging out Clackamas CC by a tight 49-50 score. This was the second straight win for Coach Ken Christen who was also named NWAACC Coach of the Year for the second time. The team was led by repeat individual champion Kari McKay (18:45.9) who defeated the second place finisher by a whopping 1:13 margin. Spokane had a close pack of runners near the top with Audrey Meek (ninth), Laurie Millet (10th), Renee Chamberlain (12th), Robin Harvey (17th) and Caryn Gray (23rd) rounding the championship scoring effort for Spokane. Clackamas (50), Bellevue (58), and Lane (84) followed the strong Spokane (49) team to the wire in the NWAACC Championships held at Lane CC in Eugene, Oregon.

1997-98 Women's Cross Country Team

1997-98 CCS Women's Cross Country teamThe 1997 CCS Women’s Cross Country team won the NWAACC championship with a clean sweep of the top five places and scorers to post a perfect score of 15 points, an NWAACC all-time record. They were coached by Larry Beatty, NWAACC Coach of the Year, and led by Erika Colin as the individual conference champion. In addition to Colin winning the race, they placed all seven runners in the top ten, an overwhelming team effort. They won the championship by 55 points (15 to 70), over the second place Clark team. The CCS team placers were Erika Colin 1st, Christina Werther 2nd , Angie Simmers 3rd, Colleen Huck 4th, Devin Huck 5th, Stephanie Pellegrini 7th, and Holly Weiler 8th. The team went 61-22 in scoring meets beating seven NCAA Division I colleges. Three of the ladies signed full scholarships and six of the seven women went on to successful running careers at four-year colleges. Other members of this record-setting team were Trisha Allen, Kendra Jaten and Brook Bryant, and assistant coach Wendy Crum.

1998-99 Women's Cross Country Team

1998-99 CCS Women's Cross Country teamThe 1998 CCS Women’s Cross Country team won the NWAACC championship by scoring 18 points to dominate second place Mt Hood who scored 72 points. The team was led by Colleen Huck as the individual conference champion under the direction of NWAACC Coach of the Year, Larry Beatty and his assistant, Janet Collar. The CCS team again ran as a pack, placing all seven runners in the top ten for the second year in a row. The CCS team placers were Colleen Huck 1st, Angie Simmers 2nd, Jenni Saling 3rd, Devin Huck 5th, Nichole Edwards 7th, Jenny Rodgers 9th, and Holly Weiler 10th. This team, like the 1997 team, was dominating at all levels. The lady Sasquatch harriers ended up with a record of 88-17 beating over 30 NCAA colleges. Five of the ladies had successful careers at four-year colleges and two of them signed full scholarships. Other team members were Shannon Ross, Melissa Baca, Lindsey McElroy and Julie LiaBraaten.

Hall of Fame - Women's Cross Country