We are the champions!

York College Cross Country team members head to nationals

After a tough battle at the conference tournament in Lawrence, Kan., the Panthers were victorious, coming out on top of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference. The men’s cross country team took first, qualifying them for NAIA nationals in Vancouver, Wash., on November 17.

The women’s team ran exceptionally well, but ended the tournament as conference runner up, losing the first place spot by just one point. Two individuals on the women’s team also qualified for nationals: Kameryn Brewster and Kristin Tuttle. Brewster, Tuttle, and Karissa Austin were named first team all conference.

Additionally, Head Coach Justin Carver was named Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year by the MCAC and runner Matt Gastineau was named MCAC Men’s Cross Country Freshman of the Year.  

“Over the weekend both teams ran well,” says Carver. “I am honored to have coached such great young men and women of character and heart…We still have a long way to go but I'm extremely proud and thankful for both teams' work this season. Both teams set school records this season that will be hard to beat in the future. They have left their mark at York College. God is good.”

MCAC cross country champs

(Click image to enlarge) 2012 MCAC Cross Country Champions: (1st row) Matt Gastineau, Levi Swenson, Tyler Cox, Kyle Bottom; (2nd row) Assistant Coach Caleb Rush, Jake Hasenauer, Warren Lannon, Kellan Goben, Ricky Creek, Head Coach Justin Carver

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