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WWU’s Richards named GNAC co-Male Athlete of the Week

Western Washington University’s Nathan Richards has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Cross Country Male co-Athlete of the Week for Sept. 21-27.

Richards, a senior from Longview where he graduated from R.A. Long High School, led the Vikings to the team title at the Saint Martin’s Invitational with a perfect score of 15. He was clocked in the winning time of 26:22 over the 8-kilometer course.

Richards was the GNAC Newcomer of the Year in 2013 after transferring from Clark CC. He earned NCAA II West Region and GNAC all-star honors last fall.

Richards shared the GNAC weekly honor with Robert Peterson from Montana State Billings.