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Cross country teams compete in Minnesota

September 27, 2015

The men’s and women’s cross country teams both finished in the back half of the University of Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational Saturday in Minneapolis. The men finished 27th out of 37 teams, and the women finished 31st out of 37. The event was run on the Les Bolstad Golf Course, and both teams...

Cross-country men take third at Southern Stampede

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 20, 2015

The men's cross-country team finished third out of 16 teams in the college/junior college division of the Southern Stampede hosted by Missouri Southern State University Saturday in Joplin. The BU women finished 10th out of 20 teams. Junior Jamie Steury led Baker on the men’s side and finished just...

Cross country opens season with Maple Leaf Invitational

Cross country opens season with Maple Leaf Invitational

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 6, 2015

The men’s and women’s cross country teams opened their 2015 seasons at the Baldwin City Golf Course for the annual Maple Leaf Invitational. Both teams finished in the middle of the pack with the men winding up in third and the women in fourth place. Sophomore Rosie Hollis was the individual champion...

2015 women’s cross country preview

2015 women’s cross country preview

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

August 27, 2015

Overview Juniors Amanda Moody and Shelby Stephens lead the team along with sophomores Caitlin Apollo, Rachel Campbell, Brenda McCollum and Ziara McDowell. Last season Rachel Ash qualified for the 2014 national meet. Jillian Benson was also a strong asset last season; however, Ash and Benson are n...

2015 men’s cross country preview

2015 men’s cross country preview

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

August 24, 2015

The men’s cross country team stepped to the top of the podium at the Heart of America Athletic Conference championship last November for the third time in four years. This was the first conference title in cross country or track and field after the death of their former coach Zach Kindler. In the...

Cross country finishes season at nationals

Cross country finishes season at nationals

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

December 3, 2014

Baker University’s men’s cross country team finished its season taking 31st place in the NAIA national meet. Thirty-six teams took to the course at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence on Nov. 22. Oklahoma City University took the top spot, winning its second national title in a row. For the Wildcats,...

Men’s cross country takes HAAC title

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

November 10, 2014

The Baker University men’s cross country team has won the Heart of America Athletic conference championship for the third time in four years, defeating six other HAAC teams in Auburn, Nebraska. This will advance the Wildcats to the national championship meet at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence. Narrowly...

Cross country competes at pre-nationals

Cross country competes at pre-nationals

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

October 12, 2014

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in an NAIA Preview meet Saturday at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, the site of the NAIA men’s and women’s cross country national championship. The men’s team finished 18th out of 31 teams with 503 points in the 8K race. The team’s average...

Cross country finishes top 20 at Chile Pepper Festival

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

October 5, 2014

The men’s and women’s cross country teams ran in the University of Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival on Saturday in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The men’s team ran with its classification of runners as well as 20 NCAA Division I schools in the 8,000-meter run. The men finished 15th out of the 27 smaller...

Cross country finishes in top 10 at Southern Stampede

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 22, 2014

Both cross country teams ran in the Southern Stampede Cross Country Invitational this past weekend in Joplin, Missouri. The men finished in second and the women took sixth. The men were once again led by Heart of America Athletic Conference Runner of the Week and freshman Eddie Esquivel. Esquivel,...

Cross country sweeps Maple Leaf Invite

Cross country sweeps Maple Leaf Invite

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

September 7, 2014

The men’s and women’s cross country teams swept the Maple Leaf Invitational Saturday morning at the Baldwin City Golf Course. “We asked the kids at our pre-meeting that they go out and run with their heart,” coach Tim Byers said. “You could tell every one of them put their hearts in front.” Sophomore...

2014 Women’s Cross Country Preview

2014 Women’s Cross Country Preview

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

August 22, 2014

The 2013 season was one to remember for the women’s cross-country team. Led by senior Lauren Jaqua, the Wildcats ran their way to a conference championship as well as a 17th-place finish in the NAIA championships. This was a senior-heavy team with several senior standouts. The Wildcats finished in...