Maximillian (Max) Antush, a junior from Tacoma, Wash., will join the Lewis-Clark State College men’s cross country and track programs for the 2013 season.
Warrior track and cross country coach Mike Collins announced the signing on Friday, as Antush represents an experienced runner to add to both programs next year.
Antush competed for Everett Community College last season after transferring from the University of Great Falls, where he competed as a freshman.
At Everett, Antush was a member of the 2011 Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges championship team, and qualified for the 2012 NWAACC championships in the 10,000 meters. In 2012, Antush helped Everett to a third-place finish in the NWAACC and was 13th in the 8-kilometer race with a personal-best time of 25:48.11.
Antush competed scholastically at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, where he earned All-SPSL 3A honors in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. He qualified for districts in each of those years, and broke through to the WIAA Class 3A state meet as a senior.
In the spring, Antush ran at the SPSL 3A track championships in all four seasons.
He was a four-year letter-winner in both cross country and track and was a two-time cross country Runner of the Year with the Cardinals.
Outside of Pierce athletics, he also qualified for the 2007 and 2008 Junior Olympic national cross country team with the Federal Way Track Club.
“I had the privilege of seeing Max run in his first year of college when he was at Great Falls before transferring to Everett CC. He has had a great coaching staff at EVCC for the past two years that have really nurtured his development, so I am sure he is looking forward to returning to the Frontier Conference as a much-improved runner. I know we are too,” Collins said.