Symmonds, Zerzan Lead Bearcats on All-NWC Cross Country Team; McGuirk Named Coach of the Year

Nick Symmonds and Sarah Zerzan led a crew of ten Bearcats who received All-Northwest Conference cross country honors for their efforts in last weekend’s NWC cross country championships.

Symmonds won the men’s race, leading six other teammates to top 14 finishes. The top seven are first team All-NWC. Those included Symmonds, a junior from Boise ID, along with Ian Batch, Tristan Knutson-Lombardo and Travis Harris on the first team.

Josh Clough, Carlos Ruiz and Josh Edson were named to the second team.

On the women’s side, Zerzan’s second place finish led the team to their fourth straight NWC title. She was the only Bearcat on the first team. Liz Hart, Maddie Coffman and Alison Maki were all members of the second team and finished in the Top 14.

Coach Matt McGuirk picked up his second straight NWC Coach of the Year honors as his teams won their combined ninth straight cross country titles.