Cross Country Running

2015-16 Womens X Country (Snucins)

2015-16 Mens X country team (Snucins)

The 2016-17 season will be the third for the WolfPack men's and women's cross country running teams in the CIS and Canada West. The team has participated in the PACWEST and Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association in the past.

This will be the second season with Carmin Mazzotta as Head Coach. Carmin comes from a competitive running background. He was provincially and nationally ranked in his age class as a teenager before heading off to the United States to compete at a Division One NCAA university.

Returning home, the opportunity for Carmin to assist with the WolfPack came about in 2014.  Longtime assistant coach Sharon Munk is back with Jonathon Shephard being added as another assistant.

The Wolfpack squads are returning several key athletes.Rachel Lobay, the Half-Marathon champion on the women's side in the 2014 Kamloops Half Marathon is expected to lead the way on the women's side.Aleisha and Christa Miller are also back but will train away from the team due to commitments with their Respiratory Therapy co-op assignments. They will race with the team though.

The men's Wolfpack squad continues to grow into a CIS caliber team. Men's Team Captain  Conlan Sprickerhoff returns along with Tony Kiprop. 

Several other incoming and returning runners will be aiming for a select number of spots on the men's and women's championship travel squads that will compete at the BC Cross Country Championships in Nanaimo on October 29 and the CIS Cross Country Championships at the University of Laval on November 12th. The entire team will also participate in a number of local and regional races.

Recruits for the 2016-17 campaign are:

Kurt Behnsen (Merritt, BC-Merritt Secondary),  Erica Johnson (Abbotsford BC-Abbotsford Secondary/Valley Royals Track and Field Club), and  Liam McGrath ( Vernon, BC-W.L. Seaton Secondary).


Headlines

Athletics director Olynyk reflects on TRU WolfPack seasons (KTW article Mar 16, 2017)

   Thursday, March 16 2017

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Student-athletes, university sport conferences and Bell Let’s Talk team up to grow the mental health conversation

   Tuesday, January 10 2017

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WolfPack Put Together Christmas Video

   Tuesday, December 13 2016

For the first time in their history, the TRU WolfPack have put together a Christmas Video.

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Lobay, Spickerhoff Show Well At USport Cross Country Nationals

   Saturday, November 12 2016

Two members of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack cross country teams showed well at Saturday (Nov 12)’s running of the 2016 USports Nationals. They were held on the ‘Fields of Abraham” in Quebec City and hosted by the University of Laval. Rachel Lobay (2nd year, Kelowna, BC) finished 46th in the six kilometer run. Her...

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WolfPack Sending Pair To USport Cross Country Nationals

   Tuesday, November 8 2016

It will be a small contingent who will represent the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack at this week’s 2016 USport Cross Country Nationals. The championships are being held this coming weekend (Feb 12)at the University of Laval in Quebec City, Quebec. WolfPack head coach Carmin Mazzotta is taking only two runners—Conlan Sprickerhoff of Williams Lake, BC...

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WolfPack Athletes Saying “Thank You” to Donors

   Tuesday, November 8 2016

Thompson Rivers University WolfPack athletes have begun to write personalized letters to the people who donated at the recent “Scholarship Breakfast”. Here are members of the Cross Country team filling out their letters.

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