Tradition of Excellence

161 NWAC Championships
150 NWAC Regional Championships
12 NCWSA Championships
3 NJCAA National Championships
326 Total Team Championships
as of 2-8-2018
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2010-11 October Scholar-Athletes of the Month

Mikel Elliot


Joey Hartmeier

The Community Colleges of Spokane’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for October is Mikel Elliott.  Mikel, from White Pass High School in Randle, Washington, is a freshman on the CCS cross country team.  She comes to Spokane a five-time state champion and honor student, graduating with a 3.8 GPA.  Mikel has continued her success with collegiate competition running as the number one runner in every race for the Sasquatch.  In addition she has already run the fourth fastest 5k in school history (18:03), which is a personal best by 47 seconds and the fastest time in the NWAACC by 13 seconds.  Mikel is very coachable, hard working, and a fierce competitor who gives her best every time she steps to the starting line.  After completing her A.A. Mikel plans to run at a four-year school while pursuing a degree in the medical field.  The next race for the Sasquatch is the NWAACC Championships hosted by Clackamas Community College on November 13th where Mikel and her teammates will contend for the schools 13th NWAACC cross country title.

Congratulations Mikel!







The Community Colleges of Spokane’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for October is Joey Hartmeier.  Joey, a graduate of West Valley High School (Spokane), is a sophomore on the CCS cross country team.  He is currently running as the fourth man for the Sasquatch and sits seventh overall in the conference.  Hartmeier has improved tremendously over the past year due to his hard work and dedication, running twice a day three times a week and Sunday long runs of 90 minutes since last March.  Because of his dedication, Joey has improved his times by more than a minute and even set a personal record for three miles in the middle of his five mile race at the Willamette Invite October 2nd where he ran 25:57.  Joey’s goal is to finish as an All-American at the NWAACC Championships on November 13th and help his team to an unprecedented 10th consecutive NWAACC title.  Joey has already finished his degree in the Automotive Technology program and will earn his A.A. in the spring.

Congratulations Joey!