Tradition of Excellence

160 NWAC Championships
218 NWAC Region Championships
4 NCWSA Championships
3 NJCAA Championships
as of 07-27-2017
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1976-77 Women’s Cross Country Team
Head Coach Dale Kennedy

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The 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 Women’s Cross Country Team
Head Coach Dale Kennedy

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The 1977-78 SCC Women’s Cross Country 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 (1st), Kathie Kinniburgh, Tracy Binsfield, Debbie Larson, Nancy Quatier, Becky Curryer, and Doris Lahti.


1978-79 Women’s Cross Country Team
Head Coach Dale Kennedy

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The 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 (1st) and she was closely followed by team mates  Joanne Lahti (2nd), Kathie Kinniburgh (3rd), Tracey Binsfield (4th), Doris Lahti (6th), Alison Smith (7th), and Gayle Falconer (8th). Spokane had all 7 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
Head Coach Dale Kennedy

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The 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
Head Coach Duane Hartman
 

The 1982-83 Women’s Cross Country team was coached by Duane Hartman as CCS won its 3rd 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 3rd, Gail Comer 6th, Christine Ozer 7th and Julie Robins in 9th. All 5 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
Head Coach Ken Christen

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The 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 3 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 (8th place), Laurie Millet (9th place), Michelle Vanderlinde (13th place), Audrey Meek (15th place), and Lorinda Bohn (18th place).


 

1988-89 Women's Cross Country Team
Head Coach Ken Christen

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The 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 (9), Laurie Millet (10), Renee Chamberlain (12), Robin Harvey (17) and Caryn Gray (23) 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.