Roughriders. Yavapai College Athletics: Encouraging academic & athletic excellence since 1969

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country

Women’s Cross Country
1994 and 2003
NJCAA National Champions

1993, 1995, 1996 NJCAA National 3rd Place

1991, 2000 NJCAA National 4th Place

1999 NJCAA National 5th Place

1992, 1998, 2006 NJCAA National 6th Place

1997 NJCAA National 7th Place

1988-1989-1991-1993-1994-1995-1996-1997-1999-2003 NJCAA Region I Champions

1988-1989-1991-1994-1995-1996-1997 ACCAC Champions

33 All-Americans – 43 All-Region I – 45 All-ACCAC Athletes

8 Academic All-Americans

In 1981, the men’s and women’s cross country club team was formed at Yavapai College. Instructors Rod Barkhurst and Ron Adams mentored the newly formed team. Members included:
Gloria Copy
Marjorie Etsitty
Marlene Pete
Lorraine Ahasteen
Mattilda Capels
Melissa Blair
Monti Jaynes
Pat Brown
Emmett Kerley
Dewey Bub
Ellen Parmet
1982 was the first year on intercollegiate competition. The team finished 6th in the Region Championships. YC recruited George Davies as its coach. At one time, Davies held national records in track and field events. Following the 1982 school year, cross country was discontinued. Team members were:
Dan Russell
David Frye
Greg Urena
Monte Jaynes
Wade Donley
Bett Hester

Women’s Cross Country

1988
2nd in ACCAC
1st in Regionals
12th in Nationals

Team Members:

Head Coach Julie Williams
Bonnie Connors
Lori Covington
Jackie Espinoza
Kim Espinoza
Terri Green
Kerry Hyatt
Alvanessa Nutumya
Gladys Smith
Dierdre Van Sickle
Rose Wagner
Mary Ward

Mary Ward – 1st Team All-Region
Dierdre Van Sickle – 1st Team All-Region
Bonnie Connors – 1st Team All-Region
Jackie Espinoza – 1st Team All-Region
Alvanessa Nutumya 2nd Team All-Region
Gladys Smith – 2nd Team All-Region
Kim Espinoza – 2nd Team All-Region

Men’s Cross Country

1988
3rd in ACCAC
5th in Regionals

Team Members:
Head Coach Jeff Ruland
Rene Acuna
Lenny Esson
Steve Grant
Joe Harlan
Ron Interpreter
Chris La Roche
Jay Loesche
Ricky McCabe
Duane Numkena
Mike Raney
Larry Rippey
Ruben Urquidez
Donald Zetich

Steve Grant – 2nd Team All-Region
Rene Acuna – 2nd Team All-Region
Steve Grant finished 10th at the Region Meet to qualify for the National Meet in Twin Falls, Idaho. Grant finished 43rd (202) overall at the NJCAA National Meet

1989
3rd in ACCAC
4th in Regionals

Team Members:
Head Coach Jeff Ruland
John Soto
Mike Raney
Ron Interpreter
Barry Honyoati
Chad Tucker
Lee Brinker
Steve Knatt
Rueben Urquidez
Jason Wolfe

John Soto – 2nd Team All-ACCAC and All-Region
Barry Honyoati – 2nd Team All-ACCAC and All-Region

1990
2nd in ACCAC
2nd in Regionals
8th at the National Meet

Team members:

Head Coach Jim Bostwick
John Soto
Derek Lenlod
Jason Wolfe
Zach Fichter
Barry Honyoati
Jerry Alvidrez
Don Zetich
Dave Flail
Jake Interpreter
Joel Kopf
Lee Brinker
Nyles Ward
Drew Mumford

John Soto – Honorable Mention All-American; 2nd Team All-ACCAC and 2nd Team All-Region
Dave Flail – 1st Team All-ACCAC and 1st Team All-Region
Barry Honyoati – 1st Team All-ACCAC
Joel Kopf – Academic All-American

1991
2nd in ACCAC
2nd in Regionals
12th at the National Meet.

Team members:
Head Coach Jim Bostwick
Derek Leonard
Drew Mumford
Zach Fichter
Brandon IntheWoods
Jerrold Benally
Nathaniel Dawes
Scott Johnson
Jeff Wolfe
Gabriel Magallanez
Mike Simon
Fili Hernandez
Marvin Draper

Jerrold Benally – Honorable Mention All-American; 1st Team All-ACCAC; 1st Team All-Region
Derek Leonard – 1st Team All-Region; Academic All-American
Brandon IntheWoods – 2nd Team All-ACCAC; 1st Team All-Region

1992
2nd in ACCAC
2nd in Regionals
7th at the National Meet

Team members:

Head Coach Jim Bostwick
Jerrold Benally
Jose Guitierrez
Scott Johnson
Jorge Hurtado
Zach Hails
Brandon IntheWoods
Jeff Wolfe
Gabe Magallanez
Brian Simmons
Nate Keegon
Mike Garnica
Mike Simon
Carlos Borja
Paul Nyman
Erik Bradley

Brandon IntheWoods – Honorable Mention All-American; 1st Team All-Region; 2nd Team All-ACCAC
Jerrold Benally – 1st Team All-Region; 2nd Team All-ACCAC
Mike Garnica – 2nd Team All-ACCAC

1993
2nd in ACCAC
3rd in Regionals

Team members:

Head Coach Jim Bostwick
Carlos Borja
Miguel Aparicio
Zach Hails
Nate Keegan
Paul Chavez
Alan Gross
Chance Kinnett
Joel Calkins
Marc Metz
Brian Morris
Keith White
Terry Bia
Domingo Quiroga

Alan Gross – Honorable Mention All-American; 1st Team All-ACCAC; 1st Team All-region
Miguel Aparicio – 1st Team All-ACCAC

In 1994, the men’s cross country team finished 7th at the National Meet.
1995
1st in ACCAC
1st in NJCAA Region I
In 1995,the men’s cross country team won the ACCAC title and finished 5th at the National Meet.
Vernon Yazzie was named 1st Team All-ACCAC and Jesse Galvan was named 2nd Team All-ACCAC.
Trevor Mulligan, Kevin Snelley, Vernon Yazzie and Jon Spano were NJCAA All-Region I.

Vernon Yazzie
Trevor Mulligan
Kevin Snelley
Jon Spano
Jesse Galvan
Raymond Begay
Lansey Yellowhair
Francisco Martinez
Joaquin Torres
Calvin Goetz
Istvan Horvath
Joe Morgan
Frank Sallard
Herron

The program was cut due to budgetary reasons