Johnson and Crevelt sign with Warrior cross country program
The Lewis-Clark State College men’s cross country program has signed a pair of high school seniors who placed in the top 10 in their respective State classification meets last fall, Warrior coach Mike Collins has announced.
Hunter Johnson of Mt. Spokane High and Dylan Crevelt of Cascade High in Idaho have signed to run with the Warriors next fall.
Johnson finished seventh in the Washington Class 3A cross country meet as a senior in 15:26. He also finished fifth in the Nike Borderclash, which involves the top runners in Washington and Oregon.
Johnson has personal bests of 4:22 in the 1,600 and 9:23 in the 3,200, which is the fastest 3,200 time of any recruit in program history, according to Collins. Johnson could lower that mark during this spring’s track season at Mt. Spokane.
“He comes from a great high school program and I have also had the privilege of seeing him run and interact at our summer camp, and I have no doubt he will fit in well and be a big part of our team this next fall,” Collins said.
Crevelt, whose high school coach is former Warrior coach Dave Ross, won the Idaho 2A cross country title as a junior and was second in a photo finish during his senior year. He has a personal best of 16:04 in the 5,000, which ranked him sixth among all Idaho high school seniors last fall.
Crevelt is a two-time defending State champ in the 3,200. His time of 9:42 ranks him third among returning seniors. He finished fifth in the 1,600 as a freshman and then fourth as a sophomore, but didn’t run the race as a junior because he found out he had a fracture in his leg after winning the 3,200.
“He fits the profile of a lot of guys on the team and my own background as a small town Idaho kid,” Collins said. “I am not sure he is really getting overlooked, but I do believe he has a lot of untapped potential and once he is in our environment here he will show some significant improvement once he adapts to the longer distances.”