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Garrett West

Garrett  West


Concord, N.C.

High School:
NW Cabarrus



Thirty-Eight WCU Student-Athletes Participate in 2015 Spring Commencement

Seventeen Student-Athletes earned cum laude or higher at Saturday's ceremonies


Cross Country Finishes Sixth at SoCons

WCU puts two women - Mara Smith and Jocelyn Keen - on the First Team All-SoCon for the first time in program history


Cross Country Heads to SoCon Championships

Senior Josey Weaver has run the fourth best time in the SoCon with his 8k time of 24:26.50


Cross Country Men Place Second Overall; Weaver Sets 8000m Record

Senior Josey Weaver set the WCU 8000m record with his time of 24:16.7


Jocelyn Keen Runs WCU's Third Fastest 6k

The women's team finished 14th while the men placed 13th


2012 WCU Invitational

Western Carolina University hosted the WCU Invitational held on Aug. 31. Florida swept both the men's and women's races.

2011-12 (Junior): West competed in all five meets in 2011 ... 9/2 - Placed 12th at the WCU Invitational with a time of 16:15.32 ... 9/16 - Ran a 21:24.4 at the Mountaineer Open to finish 48th ... 9/30 - At the Paul Short Invitational, West ran a 28:17 to finish 383 ... 10/14 - West finished the Royal XC Challenge in 27:07.87 (76) ... 10/29 - At the SoCon Championships, West ran his fastest 8000m time (26:19.89) to place 56th.

2010-11 (Sophomore): Competed in all six events of 2010 ... 9/3 - Highest finish of the season - 15th - in the season-opening WCU Invitational with a time of 16:24.70 ... 9/18 - Ran a 27:41.24 (51) at the Winthrop Invitational ... 10/1 - Finished 93rd (27:15.20) at the Charlotte Invitational ... At the Blue Ridge Open, West ran a 27:06.80 (99) ... 11/13 - Finished in 32:01.20 (48) at the NCAA Regional.

2009-10 (Freshman): Ran inall five meets in 2009 ... 9/4 - Ran a 16:56.24 (16) at the WCU Invitational ... 9/19 - At the Winthrops/Asics Invitational, West ran a 27:27.84 to finish 32nd ... 10/2 - Finished 87th at the Charlotte Invitational (27:31.04) ... 10/16 - At the Blue Ridge Open, he ran a 27:58.24 (117) ... 10/31 - Closed season with a 27:47.32 (66) at the SoCon Championships.

High School: Earned All-Conference distinction all four years at Northwest Cabarrus High School in Concord, N.C ... Earned a conference championship his sophomore year ... Captured a regional title and was state runner-up his senior year ... Holds the school record in the 800m, 1 mile, 4x4 relays and the 4x8 relays. Has personal best 1:55 in the 800m, 4:26 in the 1600m and 16:52 in the 5K.

Personal: Full name is Garrett Hunter West ... Son of Greg and Cathy West ... Speaks Chines and can contort body to fit into a box.