Spokane Wins 2012 Men's Cross Country Championships
Spokane, WA- The Spokane men won the 2012 NWAACC Cross Country Championship with a narrow 10 point margin over second place Lane and 13 points over the third place Everett. The 13 point spread between the top three teams represents one of the closest races ever between the three top teams ever in the men's race. The closest was in 1996, when 5 points separated the top three teams.
The Sasquatch placed four runners in the top ten, placing fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth. They were led by Jon Smith.
Lane's Elias Gedyon took the top individual spot in a time of 25:08. He was followed closely by teammate Jacob Berkner who finished second, 13 seconds back.
The Everett team finished in third led by Aaron Campbell who finished third overall.
Spokane's head coach Sean Mclachlan was named the men's cross country coach of the year.
Treasure Valley, 141
Green River, 174
Mt. Hood, 264
SW Oregon, 293
Skagit Valley, 300
1. Elias Gedyon, Lane (25:08)
2. Jacob Berkner, Lane (25:21)
3. Aaron Campbell, Everett (25:24)
4. Badane Sultessa, Clackamas (25:25)
5. Jon Smith, Spokane (25:38) Complete Individual Results