Saturday, November 21, 2009
CLEVELAND, OH—The top-ranked Calvin women’s cross country team could not overcome an uphill final half-mile in its bid for a national championship on Saturday. Heading into the final mile, the Knights were in position to go for the win but slid back down the stretch of a hilly Highland Park Golf Course to finish 24 points out of first place. Second-ranked Wisconsin-Eau Claire won the race with a team score of 171 points with St. Lawrence (NY) placing second with 180 points.
On the men’s side, Calvin took 13th place with 385 points. Senior Nick Kramer was Calvin’s top finisher with a 49th place finish.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Calvin College cross country coach Brian Diemer has been named the Division III Great Lakes Regional Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. Diemer swept both awards late this afternoon as announced by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.
In addition, Nick Kramer has been named the Great Lakes Regional Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCCA. A native of Dyer, Indiana, Kramer became the ninth individual in Calvin menís cross country history to claim a Great Lakes Regional title this past Saturday, running 25:45, nine seconds better than the next fastest runner. A graduate of Illiana Christian High School, Kramer also took first place at the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletics Association Jamboree and MIAA Championships this fall, garnering MIAA Most Valuable Runner honors.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
TERRE HAUTE, IN—The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams are headed to the Rock and Roll City. Both teams punched their tickets to next week’s NCAA III Championships scheduled to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, with first place finishes at the Great Lakes Regional meet hosted Saturday by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
The top two teams in the men’s 8K race and the top two teams in the women’s 6K race on Saturday both received automatic trips to the NCAA III Championships. In the men’s race, Calvin took first place with 73 points, 21 points ahead of Heidelberg. In the women’s race, top-ranked Calvin recorded a first place total of 50 points, 70 points ahead of runner-up Oberlin.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
For the sixth consecutive week, the Calvin women’s cross country team is ranked number-one in the Division III Top 35 rankings compiled by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. The Knights received a first place total of 279 points in this week’s poll, 10 points ahead of second-ranked Johns Hopkins (MD). Wisconsin-Eau Claire is ranked third and MIT ranked fourth. On the men’s side, Calvin has moved up one spot in this week’s poll as the Knights are ranked 15th, sharing the spot with Haverford (PA). North Central (IL) remains the top-ranked team in the men’s poll, garnering 280 points in this week’s poll, 10 points ahead of second-ranked Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Monday, November 02, 2009
A plethora of Calvin cross country runners have received All-MIAA honors. The all-conference awards were announced upon completion of the MIAA Championships held this past Saturday at Adrian College. Both Calvin teams rolled to first place finishes with perfect team scores of 15 points, marking the first time in MIAA history that men’s and women’s teams from the same school posted perfect scores at the league championships in the same year.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
ADRIAN, MI—The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams wrapped up MIAA titles on Saturday with perfect scores of 15 points at the MIAA Championships, hosted by Adrian College. In the men’s race, 16th-ranked Calvin took the top five spots including seven of the top nine. On the women’s side, top-ranked Calvin took the top six spots including seven of the top nine. It marks the first time in MIAA history that both a men’s and women’s team has posted a perfect score at the conference meet in the same year.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The Calvin women’s cross country team remains the top-ranked team in the latest set of Division III Top 35 National Rankings released by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. The Knights picked up 278 points in the latest poll with Johns Hopkins second with 274 points. The Calvin men’s cross country team also remains ranked 16th in the men’s poll with North Central (IL) continuing to hold the top spot.
Both Calvin cross country teams are preparing for the MIAA Championships which are scheduled to take place on October 31 at Adrian.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
OSHKOSH, WI—The 16th-ranked Calvin men’s cross country team had a strong showing at the Wisconsin-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational on Saturday, placing fourth with a team score of 158 points, finishing ahead of 15th-ranked Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Top-ranked North Central dominated the field with a first place team score of 22 points followed by sixth-ranked UW-Stevens Point in second (97 points) and ninth-ranked Augustana (IL) in third place (151 points).
Friday, October 09, 2009
The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams hosted the 2009 Michigan Intercollegiates on Friday at the Gainey Athletic Complex. In the men’s race, the University of Michigan took first place with a team score of 32 points. Calvin took fifth with a team score of 178 points. In the women’s race, Grand Valley State took first place with 16 points while Calvin was second with 49 points.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
For the first time this year, the Calvin women’s cross country is alone in the top spot in the Division III Top 35 rankings released by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.
The Knights received 279 points in this week’s poll to move into sole possession of the top spot. Johns Hopkins (271 points) is now ranked second after sharing the top spot with Calvin a week ago.« First < 12 13 14 15 16 > Last »