Harriers Start Season in Spokane
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
The Washington State men’s and women’s cross country teams start the 2014 season Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Clash of the Inland Northwest meet at Mead HS in Spokane...teams are Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Idaho and Whitworth...men’s 6,000m race begins at 10 a.m. and the women’s 4,000m race follows at 10:30 a.m....there will be dual meet team scoring for all the NCAA DI schools...meet is co-hosted by Gonzaga and Eastern Washington...team and individual results will be available at wsucougars.com, when available post-race.
WAYNE PHIPPS, DIRECTOR OF CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD
Wayne Phipps (University of British Columbia ‘91) become the 15th coach to take the reins of the Washington State men’s program and the second coach for the combined men’s and women’s program at WSU on July 1, 2014...Phipps had been the University of Idaho’s Director and Track & Field/Cross Country from 2010 through 2014, and was a coach with the Vandals program for a total of 19 years...he served as co-head coach from 2000-09, after serving as an assistant coach from 1995-99... while at Idaho, Phipps was honored 14 times as a conference coach of the year and led the Vandals to a record 16 total conference titles.
ALLIX POTRATZ-LEE, ASSISTANT COACH
Allix Potratz-Lee joined the WSU track and field coaching staff in July 2014 after an outstanding career as a student-athlete and coach at the University of Idaho... member of the Idaho cross country/track and field coaching staff starting in 2010 as an assistant to Wayne Phipps, working primarily with the distance corps...Vandals’ women’s cross country team won WAC team titles in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.. she was a five-time WAC champion, a 10-time first-team all-WAC honoree and a two-time ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-American...she helped Idaho cross country capture the 2005 and 2007 XC team titles, and claimed the 2008 individual WAC cross country crown.