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Women’s Cross Country
Wallace State’s women’s cross country is back and has already earned championship status! The Lady Lions won the 2018 Alabama Community College Conference championship.
Wallace State, coached by Stan Narewski and assistant Tony Crider, had six of the top eight runners at the conference meet, propelling the Lady Lions to a 3rd conference championship.
Freshman Jacqueline Serrano finished as the individual runner-up at the ACCC meet, earning a 19:53 in the 5K. Tatiana Padgett finished third overall for Wallace State and Marlena Morales was fourth. Makala Worrell placed sixth overall, Alexandra Holt was seventh and Taylor Barkley came in eighth.
Miriam Smith, Alex McDonald and Kelsey Borden rounded out the 2018 roster for the Lady Lions.
The women completed their first season in Fall 2017 after being reintroduced to the athletics slate, finishing ACCC runner-up in the inaugural season under Narewski. He returned to Hanceville after leading Wallace State cross country to multiple conference championships before the program was discontinued in June 2008.
During Narewki’s first stint at Wallace State, men’s cross country teams won five conference championships, while the women won a pair. Wallace State also won a men’s track and field NJCAA Division II national title in 1997 under Narewski – one of seven national championships for the college.
Upon leaving Wallace State, Narewski, 70, took on the role of Director of Planned and Major Gifts at the University of West Alabama, where he is a member of the college’s athletics Hall of Fame.
While at West Alabama, Narewski continued to be involved with the sport, serving as a collegiate cross country referee and assisting with summer cross country camps across the state.
Narewski has more than 30 years of coaching experience and was named a three-time NJCAA Coach of the Year during his previous time at Wallace State. He was also inducted into the NJCAA Track Hall of Fame. Before his initial tenure at Wallace State, Narewski had coaching stops at Auburn, Kansas, Furman, Murray State, Clemson and Florida.
For more information, contact:
Stan Narewski, Wallace State Cross Country Coach
Phone: 256.352.7880 or 205.914.2506
Tony Crider, Assistant Cross Country Coach