The Baker Orange

Women’s cross country cracks top 20

Story by Baker Orange Staff

November 26, 2013


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Prior to the NAIA national championships, the Baker University women’s cross country team hoped to crack the top 15. Although the team’s 17th-place finish fell just short of that on Saturday, the Wildcats jumped eight places from their ranking in the final NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 poll. The 25th-ranked...

Women’s cross country claims conference championship

Story by Megan Henry

November 12, 2013


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Baker University women’s cross country team won the Heart of America Athletic Conference championship meet on Saturday, earning the Wildcats' first team bid to the NAIA national championships since 2010. Five women finished in the top 10, including senior Lauren Jaqua in first, senior Megan...

Cross country teams prepare for HAAC championship

Story by Megan Henry

October 30, 2013


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Baker University women’s cross country team finished in third place at the Mid-States Classic on Saturday, and the men’s team took 14th of 25 teams. Senior Lauren Jaqua broke her own 5,000-meter run record, with a time of 17:57. The time earned her a fifth-place finish and her fourth Heart...

Women’s cross county cracks NAIA top 25

Story by Megan Henry

October 16, 2013


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

After receiving votes in the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 poll all season, the Baker University women’s cross country team finally broke into the rankings Monday. The jump to No. 25 came after the Wildcats finished in 10th place out of 30 teams at the NAIA pre-nationals meet on Saturday in Lawrence. Senior...

Women’s cross country records fastest time in BU history

Story by Megan Henry

September 24, 2013


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Although the Baker University women’s cross country team finished in second place overall Saturday, it came home with more than just a plaque. The team set a new school record for the fastest team 5,000-meter run time in school history. The women's team finished with an average time of 18:43 and...

Runners break records at UCM Mule Run

Story by Megan Henry

September 17, 2013


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Women's 4,000-meter run Lauren Jaqua - Third, 14:49 Kerry Kurta - 13th, 15:21 Megan Rosa - 14th, 15:26 Ashley McBride - 16th, 15:32 Jillian Benson - 17th, 15:36 Rachel Ash - 28th, 15:55 Shelby Stephens - 53rd, 16:47 Amanda Moody - 70th, 17:17 Joeanna Feliciano - 82nd, 17:37 ...

Cross country teams prepare for Maple Leaf Invitational

Story by Megan Henry

August 22, 2013


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

In preparation for their first meet, Baker University’s cross country teams returned to campus nearly a week early to begin practicing and get to know the new members of the team. Although the Wildcats won’t compete until Aug. 31, senior Megan Rosa already sees the potential in the team for the...

Cross country teams have high expectations for Maple Leaf Invitational

Story by Sara Bell, Editor

August 22, 2013


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

As a new season quickly approaches the Baker University Cross Country teams, both are striving and ready to improve on their accomplishments from 2010. The women’s team won the Heart of America Athletic Conference championship last season and made an appearance at the NAIA national meet. The men...