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Baker Cross Country dominates conference meet

Baker Cross Country dominates conference meet

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

The Baker University Wildcats men’s cross-country team placed first at the Heart of America Conference Championship held in Fayette, MO. while the women's team took second place. The Wildcats were led by Greg Flores as he finished third place overall. Jackson Caldwell, Jacob Cofer and Adam Preston...

Cross Country claims first and second place at Gary Stoner Invite

Cross Country claims first and second place at Gary Stoner Invite

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

The Baker University cross country teams traveled to Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri to compete in the Gary Stoner Invite. The Wildcat’s men’s team continued their successful season as the team took first place in the invitational. The Wildcats were led by Senior Greg Flores...

Cofer excels at Maple Leaf Invitational

Cofer excels at Maple Leaf Invitational

Story by Lily Stephens, Multi-Media Editor

September 24, 2018

This cross country season has been much anticipated as the men’s team now features 21 runners. Nine freshmen contribute to that new number, with six of the nine coming from area high schools. Freshman Jacob Cofer, from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, is proving to be a strong asset to the team. At ...

Three ‘Cats Compete at NAIA Championship

Three ‘Cats Compete at NAIA Championship

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 29, 2017

Three Wildcats from the men’s cross country team competed in the 2017 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championships in Vancouver, Washington, on Nov. 18. The Baker runners competed in the 8K race, which featured 328 runners from the NAIA. In his second year at nationals, sophomore Greg Flores l...

Cross country sends three to national meet

Cross country sends three to national meet

November 10, 2017

The cross country team hosted the Heart of America Athletic Conference meet at the Baldwin City Golf Course on Nov. 4.  The men placed fourth overall and had three runner’s place in the top 20, qualifying them for the national meet. Sophomore Greg Flores finished number one for the 'Cats with a fift...

Cross Country competes in Lawrence

Cross Country competes in Lawrence

October 10, 2017

The men's and women's cross country teams traveled to Lawrence to compete in the Haskell Indian Nations University Invitational on Oct. 7. Senior Rosie Hollis placed 15th individually and led the women to a fourth-place finish. Freshman Camille Henderson, sophomore Janeane Hernandez, junior Jenna Black...

Cross country heads to conference

Cross country heads to conference

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

November 2, 2016

The Baker University men’s and women’s cross country teams are preparing for the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championships. The meet will be held at Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday. The teams have competed in five meets this year in preparation for the conference meet...

Cross country teams compete at Oklahoma State

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

September 27, 2016

The Baker men’s cross country team finished eighth in the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday, while the women placed 16th. Junior Joe Linder was the top individual finisher for the Wildcat men, placing 11th out of 168 runners in an 8K race, while Janeane Hernandez finished 52nd overall in...

Men’s cross country team takes second in Southern Stampede

Story by Riley Kemmer

September 21, 2016

Both men’s and women’s cross country teams ran at the Missouri Southern Stampede Saturday. The men finished second in the 8K behind Highland Community College. The women’s team placed ninth in the 5K. Junior Joseph Linder led the men’s team with an eighth-place finish and a time of 26:37....

Wildcats take first, second at Maple Leaf Invite

Wildcats take first, second at Maple Leaf Invite

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

September 6, 2016

The men’s and women’s cross country teams opened up the season strong on Saturday at Baker’s 2016 Maple Leaf Invitational race. The men’s team finished first in the 5K and the women’s team finished second in the 4K. On the men’s side, freshman Greg Flores took second with a time of 16:36....

2016 cross country preview

2016 cross country preview

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

August 29, 2016

Men’s Overview The 2015 men’s cross country season ended just shy of a nationals berth. The Wildcats placed third at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship, just six points behind Mount Mercy for a spot at nationals. Senior Jamie Steury did make his way to Charlotte, North Carolina, ...

Hollis, Steury qualify for cross country nationals

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

November 9, 2015

The Baker men's team took third place overall at the 2015 Heart of America Athletic Conference Cross Country championships on Saturday, a mere 6 points behind Mount Mercy for a qualifying spot in the national championship meet. The women's team finished in the middle of the pack in seventh place overall. “Overall...