Western cross country competed in challenging conditions at the NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The women's team placed 20th overall in a field of 34 teams, led by sophomore Jane Barr and junior Sophia Galvez who finished side by side for 65th and 66th place. The men's team placed 26th overall, led by sophomore Eric Hamel who placed 58th out of 261 total runners.
Western’s campus is cozily nestled alongside the hills of Sehome Arboretum, and at any given moment students are minutes away from rock climbing, biking, and hiking trails. Travel a bit further, and the road will lead to a vast amount of outdoor opportunities; whether it’s a six-day trip through the North Cascades, or a quiet hike through rolling hills of the Chuckanuts, adventure is waiting right outside your door.
Western women’s rowing boasts a triumphant and decorated history with a long list of accolades, championships and achievements. The culmination of the 2017 and 2018 seasons only added to that list. The team placed second at the NCAA national championships and brought home a dominant win in the varsity-4 event.
Western senior Abby Phelps made history Saturday Sept. 29, setting an all-time women’s volleyball record for most career kills during a sweeping victory over Montana State University Billings. The seventh-ranked Vikings continue to move through the season with success, as the the win marks their 13th straight victory.