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  • Former John Hardin Star Katie Lever Earns Academic All-American Honors

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – An historic year for the WKU Track and Field program did not stop on the track as the Lady Toppers earned Scholar Team honors while four athletes were named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Teams.
    6 Weeks Ago - News
     
  • WKU Qualifies 19 for NCAA East Regional including Katie Lever formerly of John Hardin

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Nineteen WKU Track and Field athletes have qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Championships, which will be held May 29-31 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla., the NCAA announced Thursday.
    3 Months Ago - News
     
  • WKU Women Enter Top 25 For 1st Time in School History

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The WKU women’s track and field team has entered the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) Top 25 for the first time in program history, coming in at No. 22 in this week’s national rankings with 82.07 points.
    4 Months Ago - News
     
  • WKU’S RAMSEY, BAILEY AND GUERRA RECEIVE SBC ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONORS

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU’s dominant performances at last weekend’s Florida Relays has led to three Sun Belt Conference Track and Field Athletes of the Week for the Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers, with Jessica Ramsey, Elvyonn Bailey and Tomas Guerra all picking up league honors Wednesday.
    5 Months Ago - News
     
  • Former John Hardin Runner Katie Lever Finished 2nd in the Sun Belt 3K

    Excerpt from WKU's Day One Recap
    6 Months Ago - News
     
  • WKU Women Win Sun Belt Conference Indoor Title

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The WKU women’s track and field team captured its seventh Sun Belt Conference Indoor Track and Field title Tuesday evening at the Birmingham Crossplex with 169 team points, besting the rest of the field by a margin of 48 points.
    6 Months Ago - News
     
  • Former St. Henry Runner Lindsey Hinken 2nd in Sun Belt Conference Championship

    TROY, Ala. – WKU junior David Mokone captured the men’s 8K title while sophomore Lindsey Hinken secured runner-up honors for the Lady Toppers in the 5K at the 2013 Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Championships to lead WKU to fifth and third-place team finishes, respectively.
    10 Months Ago - News
     
  • Former St. Henry Runner Lindsey Hinken Named Sun Belt Runner of the Week

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. WKU sophomore cross country runner Lindsey Hinken nabbed her first-career Sun Belt Conference Female Runner of the Week honor on Wednesday afternoon after her performance at last weekend’s Evansville Invitational.
    10 Months Ago - News
     
  • Former Daviess County Star Taylor Miller Hired as XC Coach at WKU

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU head track and field and cross country coach Erik Jenkins announced Willie Johnson and Taylor Miller as assistants to his coaching staff on Thursday morning. Johnson will assist Jenkins with the sprints and jumps while Miller will head the women’s distance runners.
    1 Years Ago - News
     
  • Former WKU/Fulton County Star Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The WKU men’s and women’s track and field teams have been recognized as All-Academic teams by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the organization announced this week.
    1 Years Ago - News
     
  • Former Greenwood Runner Brett Austin Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

    Former WKU cross country and track student-athlete Brett Austin has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee announced Tuesday.
    1 Years Ago - News
     
  • Former Fulton County Star Sharika Smith Jumps 42-08 TJ Named Sun Belt AOW

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU track and field student-athletes Elvyonn Bailey and Sharika Smith were named athletes of the week by the Sun Belt Conference Wednesday night, with Bailey taking home Male Track Athlete of the Week honors while Smith won Female Field Athlete of the Week honors.
    1 Years Ago - News
     
  • Bluegrass Athletes Big Part of WKU Track and Field Success

      BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The WKU track and field teams feature a wide diversity of athletes from different regions around the world.  From South Africa to South America, from Europe to Florida, WKU head coach Erik Jenkins’ recruiting lives up the university slogan “A leading American university with international reach.” Jenkins also places strong emphasis on recruiting in his own backyard, however, as four student-athletes from the state of Kentucky scored major points for WKU at this past weekend’s Sun Belt Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.   
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Former Warren Central HJer Donovan Halsel Clears 6-10.75

    Jonesboro, Ark. - A Hilltopper sweep in the high jump and a dominate shot put win by Lady Topper Jessica Ramsey headlined a successful first day for WKU at the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • WKU Announces Six Track Signees for 2013

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU head track and field coach Erik Jenkins unveiled his 2013 signing class Monday morning, a group that features six nationally and regionally ranked student-athletes.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Former Christian County Thrower Houston Croney Named Sun Belt Field Event Athlete of the Week

    Bowling Green, Ky. – Western Kentucky University senior thrower Houston Croney has been named the Sun Belt Conference Male Field Athlete of the Week, the league announced this afternoon.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • WKU XC Preview

    Video Interview with Head Track/XC Coach Erik Jenkins by WKU Sports
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • WKU Track & Field Adds 8 in 2012

    Bowling Green, Ky. — Western Kentucky University head track and field coach Erik Jenkins announced the signing of eight new athletes to join the Hilltopper and Lady Topper programs in the fall. 
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Former Cumberland Co. Thrower Buddy Price Named Academic All-District

    Bowling Green, Ky. - Recent Western Kentucky University graduate Buddy Price has been named to the Capitol One Academic All-District Men's Track/Cross Country Team, it was announced Thursday.
    2 Years Ago - News
     
  • Former Fulton County Star Sharika Smith Earns All-American Honors

      Western Kentucky University junior track and field student-athlete Sharika Smith was honored by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Monday, being named second-team all-America in the long jump and honorable mention in the triple jump for her efforts at the NCAA Indoor Championships this past weekend.  
    3 Years Ago - News
     
  • Pulaski County Product Patrick Jenkins Named Third-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America

    Bowling Green, Ky.  — Western Kentucky University's Patrick Jenkins has been named to the 2008-09 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Track and Field and Cross Country third-team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
    5 Years Ago - News
     
  • Former Henderson County/WKU Runner Mike Duncan Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America

    Bowling Green, Ky. – After being named ESPN The Magazine third-team Academic All-America in 2007, Western Kentucky University track and cross country athlete Mike Duncan has been been named first-team for 2008, it was announced Monday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
    6 Years Ago - News
     
  • WKU Coach Dr. Curtiss Long Retires; Jenkins Chosen as New Coach

    Bowling Green, Ky.  —  After leading Western Kentucky University to yet another Sun Belt Conference championship in October, longtime head cross country and track and field coach Dr. Curtiss Long has announced his decision to retire effective at the end of the year it was announced Friday at a press conference at E.A. Diddle Arena.
    7 Years Ago - Announcement
     
  • Janet Jesang Paces The Field To Lead WKU Women To Sun Belt Cross Country Title

    Bowling Green, Ky.  —  The Western Kentucky University women's cross country team successfully defended their home course Saturday, as they captured the 13th Sun Belt Conference Cross Country title in school history at Kereiakes Park.  This year's title marked the second in a row for the Lady Toppers, and the sixth straight for the women'sprogram, as they have won every Sun Belt meet since the 2006 indoortrack and field championships.
    7 Years Ago - Announcement
     
  • Former Bowling Green High School thrower Matt Taitt Honored As Sun Belt Field Performer Of The Week

    Matt Taitt earned SBC Performer of the Week honors Tuesday for his efforts at Illinois. (Photo: Western Kentucky University)
    8 Years Ago - Announcement
     
  • Former Greenwood runner Kevin Dick Named To ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV First-

    Bowling Green, Ky.
    8 Years Ago - Announcement
     
  • Lady Toppers Win Sun Belt Conference Indoor Track Championship

    For the first time in Western Kentucky University history, the Lady Topper track and field team won the Sun Belt Conference indoor championship this weekend at the Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. In leading the WKU women to their first-ever conference track title, head coach Dr. Curtiss Long was honored as the Coach of the Year, his 26th such award in 26 years on the Hill.
    9 Years Ago - Meet Summary
     
  • Lady Toppers Picked To Finish Second At SBC Indoor Championships

    The Western Kentucky University track and field teams are set to compete in the Sun Belt Conference indoor track and field championships, set for February 25-26 at the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
    9 Years Ago - Announcement