Trojan Cross Country and Track & Field will have a new leader at the helm for the 2019-2020 season. Head Coach Tansey Lystad will be stepping down after serving as the head of the program for the last two seasons. Taking over will be former EvCC assistant coach Julian Bardwell.
It was a great two days for the Trojans at the 2019 NWAC Championships. EvCC athletes made the podium (top 8) 26 times in 42 men's and women's events and seven athletes were recognized as All-Americans for finishing inside the top 3. The women's team scored 36 points which was one point shy from finishing in the top 8. The men's team finished 5th overall scoring 72 points, an improvement over over 20 points and one placing from last season.
The rain and wind was a constant factor in most if not all of the events at Saturday's Jay Hammer Invitational Track and Field Meet hosted by St. Martin's University in Lacey, WA. NWAC athletes and teams participating included Mt. Hood CC of Gresham, OR, Green River College of Auburn, WA, Clark College of Vancouver, WA and Olympic College of Bremerton, WA.
It was a rainy day in Tacoma as EvCC competed at the Shotwell Invitational hosted by the University of Puget Sound. Though the weather was not optimal for performance several Trojans had strong showings including an NWAC leading time, two event wins, and multiple potential championship qualifiers. Both the men's teams and the women's team's finished 4th in total team points.
Everett Community College track and field competed at the Doris Heritage Invitational on the campus of Seattle Pacific University this past weekend against top level four-year universities including the University of Washington.
Congratulations go out to Trojan Sophomore, Gio Jackson being named the NWAC Baden Men's Basketball Athlete of the Year and to Trojan Freshman, Jakobe Ford being named NWAC Baden Co-Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Year.