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WKU earned a pair of Conference USA Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week awards as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon as rookies Keenon Laine (Male Field) and Jadzia Beasley (Female Track) captured their first league honor of their WKU careers. (via www.wkusports.com)
Former St. Henry standout and current WKU runner was given all academic honors by the USTFCCCA.
The KTCCCA will induct the 10 athletes below into their Hall of Fame on Saturday. I have added the PR's I have in the database from their high school and college days.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. WKU’s Katie Lever has been named the Conference USA Women’s Cross Country Scholar Athlete of the Year, league commissioner Britton Banowsky announced Thursday afternoon.
Two track programs in the Kentucky this week received word that their Head Coaches have been named the best in the Southeast for NCAA Division I.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. WKU Track and Field junior distance runner Katie Lever is one of 14 student-athletes that will receive the Conference USA Winter Spirit of Service award, as announced by C-USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky on Wednesday.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Sparked by dominant performances from its sprinters the WKU men's track and field team captured its third indoor title in the past four seasons and its first Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championship crown with 127 points Thursday at the Birmingham Crossplex.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. Both the Hilltopper and Lady Topper cross country programs were recognized as All-Academic teams by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday while junior Katie Lever was named individually to the All-Academic Women's Team.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – For the second-straight week the WKU Track and Field program has had two athletes honored by Conference USA as the league named Emmanuel Dasor its Male Track Athlete of the Week and Carrol Hardy its Co-Female Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Track and Field athletes Ventavius Sears and Karleigh Parker have been named Conference USA Athletes of the Week following their winning performances at the Gene Edmonds Invitational last weekend, the league announced Tuesdayafternoon.
The KTCCCA has announced the addition of six former Kentucky high school athletes to the KTCCCA Hall of Fame. Two ladies and four men will be placed into the hall this coming Saturday in Lexington.
The KTCCCA announced their annual additions to the KTCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame. Three current coaches across Kentucky have been honored with membership this year into the Hall. The following four coaches in this slideshow will be honored on January 3rd in Lexington.
Aleja Grant, Jake Glass, and Jennah Flairty all sign on the dotted line to compete in college next year.
WKU women's cross country junior Kate Lever was named to the Conference USA Women’s All-Academic Team after her all-conference effort on the course and perfect grades in the classroom, the league announced Friday morning.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU women’s cross country standout Katie Lever has been named the Conference USA Female Athlete of the Week after a strong showing at the Pre National Invitational, the league announced Tuesday afternoon.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Members of Western Kentucky University’s 1974 men’s cross country team will be guests at the WKU football game against Conference USA rival UAB at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium on Saturday.
Top 50 Times run by Kentucky Colleges this fall
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.
Jessica Ramsey didn’t originally plan to attend Western Kentucky University, but she’s glad she did. (via www.courier-journal.com)
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.
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.
Live Results from Bowling Green
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.
Big time performances by 5 former KY runners
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.
Danville senior Jawan Grey has committed to Western Kentucky University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former WKU cross country and track student-athlete Brett Austin has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee announced Tuesday.
Six former Kentucky high school athletes competed at the NCAA National Championship in Oregon this weekend.
Four former Kentucky athletes qualified for the 2013 NCAA D1 National Championships this weekend at the East Regional in North Carolina.
Hale, Head, Wiseheart, and McIntyre all make college decisions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It hasn’t taken Lindsey Hinken long to become a standout at WKU. (via College Heights Herald)
Video Interview with Head Track/XC Coach Erik Jenkins by WKU Sports
Baylee Shofner just graduated from Green County High School after finishing sixth in the 2012 Class A 800m Run at the Kentucky State Track Meet. She was also 9th overall in the Class A Kentucky State Cross Country Meet last fall.
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.
Lindsey Hinken helped lead St. Henry to three cross country state team titles and one track title while in high school. Individually she was the Class A Runner-Up this past fall in Cross Country and placed second overall in the 3200m Run this spring. She answered some KYtrackXC.com Senior Send-off Questions below. If you graduated and are interested in answering the same questions, please email them to email@example.com
Katie Lever just graduated from John Hardin High School. She was an all-state runner finishing 6th this past fall in Class AAA at the Kentucky State Cross Country Meet. She also had the second best time statewide in the 3200m Run this spring with an 11:09.22. She answered some KYtrackXC.com Senior Send-off Questions below. If you graduated and are interested in answering the same questions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
It was just by chance that Donovan Halsel was introduced to the high jump. (via )
Whether taking a 15-hour plane ride or breaking records in 800-meter races, David Mokone has proven that he can go the distance. (via College Heights Herald)
Signing Picture Updates
Charlie Ruter, a prominent fixture for decades in Kentucky high school sports and the national track and field scene, died at his Fern Creek home Saturday evening from kidney failure. He was 91. (via The Courier-Journal)
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.
Former Fulton County State Champion Sharika Smith, a junior at Western Kentucky University has qualified for the NCAA Division 1 National Championship. T
Christian County senior Sean Hurd has committed to WKU.
In the final tune-up before hosting the Sun Belt Championships, the Western Kentucky University cross country teams traveled lt;br />to Terre Haute, Ind., today to compete in the Pre-National Races at the LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course.
The Western Kentucky University Board of Regents recently approved a contract extension for men's and women's cross lt;br />country and track and field head coach Erik Jenkins through June 30, 2015. Jenkins was named head coach for both the lt;br />men's and women' programs at WKU on January 1, 2008 following the retirement of coaching legend Dr. Curtiss Long.
The Western Kentucky University cross country teams traveled north to Saturday to participate in the Greater Louisville lt;br />Classic at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park, the site of this year's NCAA Southeast Region meet. Both men and women competed in lt;br />the "Gold" sections of the day-long event that includes three collegiate races as well as high school and middle school races.
Western Kentucky University cross country athletes Shadrack Kipchirchir and Marion Kandie have been named Sun Belt lt;br />Conference performers of the week for their efforts at home in the Old Timers Classic over the weekend, it was announced lt;br />Tuesday.
Four former Western Kentucky University athletes and one Hilltopper coaching legend will be inducted as the 20th class into the WKU Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies set for Homecoming Weekend this fall.
The Western Kentucky University cross country teams played host to the 29th annual Old Timers Classic Saturday morning at lt;br />Kereiakes Park. Although the meet was unscored, the Lady Toppers turned in a solid team performance, while the Hilltoppers lt;br />placed two runners in the top-five.
The Western Kentucky University cross country team will play host to the 29th annual Old Timers Classic Saturday at Bowling lt;br />Green's Kereiakes Park.
Western Kentucky University senior Marion Kandie was voted Sun Belt Conference Runner of the Week Tuesday for her lt;br />efforts at the Belmont Opener over the weekend.
Western Kentucky University senior Marion Kandie led the Lady Topper cross country team to a runner-up finish Friday in the lt;br />Belmont Openber at Percy Warner Park. Vanderbilt took the women's title with 27 points, while WKU was second with a 59- lt;br />point total, followed by Alabama (65), Lipscomb (87), Belmont (139), Middle Tennessee (139), Tennessee (201), Memphis lt;br />(245), Austin Peay (268), UT-Martin (297), Bethel (350), and Trevecca Nazarene (384).
The Western Kentucky University women's cross country team will begin the 2010 campaign ranked 13th in the Southeast lt;br />Region. Announced Monday, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) regional lt;br />rankings are selected by representatives from each region, and reflects a team's strengths entering the season based on lt;br />returnees and newcomers to each squad.
Thomas Washington, 2010 Logan County graduate passed away yesterday as he was beginning his freshmen year at Western Kentucky University.
Western Kentucky University head track and field coach Erik Jenkins announced the addition of 12 student-athletes to the lt;br />2010-11 roster Thursday. The group includes several state champions, international standouts, and US top-25 ranking lt;br />individuals.
Western Kentucky University junior-to-be Monteka Flowers has been named to the 2010 United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team, it was announced Wednesday.
WKU Cross Country standout Patrick Jenkins has been awarded a $7,500 postgraduate scholarship by the NCAA. A May 2010 lt;br />graduate with a Biology degree, Jenkins will be attending medical school at the University of Kentucky this fall.
For Western Kentucky University track and field athlete Michelle Finn, a summer at home in Cork, Ireland has meant more than rest and relaxation... it has meant championships.
Charles M. Ruter Track
On the final day of competition in the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon, a pair of Western Kentucky University athletes turned in stellar performances, giving the Hilltoppers an eight-way tie for 60th in the team standings with two points.
Day two of the NCAA Championships is in the book at historic Hayward Field, and the Western Kentucky University track and field team had three athletes bring their careers on the Hill to an end.
The Western Kentucky University women's 4x100-meter relay team placed 20th in the semifinals Wednesday on the first day of the NCAA finals at Oregon's historic Hayward Field.
After sending fourteen athletes to last season's NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, head coach Erik Jenkins has thirteen athletes set to compete in this week's NCAA Finals at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
The preliminary rounds of the NCAA Championships concluded Saturday on the campus of North Carolina A&T, where the Western Kentucky University track and field teams advanced two relays and one individual to close the first leg on the road to Eugene, Oregon for the NCAA Finals.
Western Kentucky University's Terrill McCombs highlighted the day for the track and field teams on day two of the NCAA Preliminary Rounds at North Carolina A&T Friday.
Western Kentucky University seniors Andrejs Maskancevs and Patrick Cheptoek punched their tickets to Eugene, Oregon Thursday on the first day of preliminary round competition at North Carolina A&T with top-12 finishes in the long jump and 10,000 meters, respectively.
The Western Kentucky University track and field teams will be well-represented this week as competition begins at the East Site of the NCAA Preliminary Rounds, hosted by North Carolina A&T, May 27-29. Covering all event groups, the Hilltoppers have qualified eight individuals and two relay teams, while seven Lady Toppers and one women's relay will be competing for WKU.
Select members of the Western Kentucky University track and field teams took one last shot at establishing a qualifying performance over the weekend, with athletes competing at the Cardinal Twilight in Louisville, and the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta.
JACKIE STEVENS of Bullitt East High School has committed to Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.
For the third-straight season, the Western Kentucky University men's and women's track and field teams swept the team titles in the Sun Belt Conference outdoor championships. The Lady Toppers tallied 175 points in the victory, while the Hilltoppers managed 138 points over the three-day event for the title.
The Western Kentucky University men's track and field team is leading the field after day two of the Sun Belt Conference outdoor championships, hosted by North Texas, while the women are currently in second. The Hilltoppers have accumulated 56 points thus far, while Louisiana-Lafayette currently sits second in the men's team standings with 39 points. South Alabama is third with 29, followed by Arkansas State 25, Middle Tennessee 23, UNT 22, Louisiana-Monroe 18, Arkansas-Little Rock 16, and Troy 6. MTSU currently has the women's team lead with 68 points following two days of competition, while the Lady Toppers are second at 59 points. ASU is third with 45.5, followed by Troy 33, ULM 30, USA 29, UNT 21, FIU 12, Florida Atlantic 7.5, UALR 5, and ULL 2.
The Western Kentucky University track and field teams began defense of their Sun Belt Conference outdoor championship crowns Friday at North Texas' Fouts Field. After the first day, the Lady Toppers are in the lead with 31 points, while Arkansas State is second with 30.50, folowed by Troy 14, North Texas 11, South Alabama 10, Florida International and Middle Tennessee with 7, Louisiana-Monroe 4, and Florida Atlantic 2.50 points. The Hilltoppers captured 27 points on the opening day of competition, with USA sitting in second with 21, ASU third with 9, followed by MTSU 7, Arkansas-Little Rock 6, UNT and Louisiana-Lafayette with 3 and Troy with 2 points.
This coming weekend, the Western Kentucky University track and field teams will be attempting a three-peat sweep of the Sun Belt Conference outdoor championship, hosted by the University of North Texas at Fouts Field May 7-9.
Update on College Signings. There are more to post which I will do shortly
A limited number of Western Kentucky University track and field athletes took part in the Pacesetter Invitational Saturday at Indiana State's Marks Field as a final tune-up before the Sun Belt Conference outdoor championships, scheduled May 7-9 in Denton, Texas.
The marjority of the sprint corps from Western Kentucky University track and field traveled to Philadelphia this past weekend to compete in the 116th Penn Relays at Franklin Field.
The Western Kentucky University track and field team played host to the WKU Invitational Saturday at the Charles M. Ruter Track and Field Complex. Despite being forced into an abbreviated schedule due to lighting throughout south-central Kentucky, WKU had several bright spots before the storm clouds rolled in.
Due to the predicted weather forecast for Saturday that calls for strong afternoon thunderstorms, the track and field coaching staff at Western Kentucky University has revised the original schedule of events in an attempt to complete the meet by mid-afternoon.
Six Western Kentucky University distance runners traveled west to California over the weekend in seach of quality competitive opportunities at the Mt SAC Relays. The trip proved beneficial, as the athletes recorded seven personal bests and moved into the NCAA East Region elite in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters.
The Western Kentucky University track and field teams returned to Nashville Saturday for day two of the Vanderbilt Invitational. Picking up where they left off on Friday, the men and women combined to collect eight victories on the day.
On day one of the Vanderbilt Invitational, the Western Kentucky University track and field teams managed six victories and recorded numerous season and personal bests with three weeks to go before the Sun Belt Conference championships May 7-9 in Denton, Texas.
Southern Illinois-Edwardsville visited the Charles M. Ruter Track and Field Complex Friday afternoon for a dual meet versus host Western Kentucky University as part of day one of the Hilltopper Relays, with a high school meet scheduled for Saturday.
Western Kentucky University track and field athletes Brian Soverns and Monteka Flowers were named Sun Belt Conference field performers of the week Wednesday for their efforts at the Austin Peay Governors Invitational this past weekend.
The Western Kentucky University track and field teams split between the APSU Governors Invitational and Pepsi Florida Relays on Saturday. At Florida, the Hilltopper and Lady Topper relay teams posted some of the top times of the season in the NCAA east region, and at Austin Peay, four all-time top-five performances were recorded.
The Western Kentucky University track and field teams are running a two-way split this weekend, with athletes competing in the Florida Relays April 2-3 and APSU Governors Invitational April 3. On day one in Gainesville, WKU athletes posted four top-ten finishes, while also recording some of the top marks in the east region in this young season.
Western Kentucky University had its first full-team competition of the outdoor season this past weekend, with split squad competition at the Stanford Invitational and Alabama Relays.
Western Kentucky University opened the outdoor track and field season Saturday in the Austin Peay Spring Fling. With the throwers and one sprinter competing this weekend, the men's and women's teams combined to earn seven victories.
Western Kentucky University senior distance runner Janet Jesang concluded an elustrious indoor career Saturday at the NCAA Championships, hosted by the University of Arkansas at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
Western Kentucky University senior distance runner Janet Jesang placed 12th in the finals of the 5,000-meter run Friday evening at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship, hosted by the University of Arkansas at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
Western Kentucky University senior distance runner Janet Jesang is scheduled to compete in the 3,000m and 5,000m at this weekend's NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship in Fayetteville, Ark. A four-time all-America honoree, she will be looking to add her fifth and sixth national accolades this weekend.
2009 Class AA State Triple Jump Champion Thomas Washington of Logan County is out for the 2010 outdoor season. He injured his knee in practice and is scheduled for surgery. He will rehab in preparation for his freshmen year at Western Kentucky University where he had recently signed. His specialty is the jumps but he would have also been a contender in the 400m Dash this year.
The Western Kentucky University men's and women's track and field teams swept the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships this weekend at the Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. For the Lady Toppers, it marks the fifth-straight indoor title, and the 13th-straight conference title for the program, having won every league cross country, indoor, and outdoor meet dating back to the first women's indoor title in school history in 2006. For the Hilltoppers, the 2010 title is the second title in three years, having placed second in the team scoring in 2009. Since 2000, the WKU athletic program has now captured 70 SBC conference titles among its 19 sports.
Competition began Saturday for the Western Kentucky University men's and women's track and field teams at the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships, hosted by Middle Tennessee. On the day, WKU had athletes set three new school records.
Four more Kentucky athletes to compete in college next year. (Pictured: Troy Mattingly of DeSales signing with St. Catherine's)
Western Kentucky University distance runners Janet Jesang and Deus Rwaheru were named Sun Belt Conference track performers of the week Wednesday for their efforts last weekend.
The track and field teams from Western Kentucky University had a three-way split squad Saturday, with student-athletes competing in the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash., GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich., and MT Valentine Invitational in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
The Western Kentucky University track and field teams are on a three-way split this weekend with athletes competing in the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash., GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich., and MTSU Valentine Invitational in Murfreesboro, Tenn. On Friday, competition began at Washington and Grand Valley, with the WKU distance corps taking the spotlight.
The Western Kentucky University track and field teams traveled to the Murphy Center Saturday to compete in the Middle Tennessee Invitational. There, the teams saw Sun Belt Conference foes MTSU and Arkansas State in person, and managed four all-time marks on the day.
Bowling Green, Ky. — For the third-straight week, Western Kentucky University senior thrower Brian Soverns has been named Sun Belt Conference male field performer of the week, it was announced Tuesday. Also, senior distance runner Janet Jesang has earned her second SBC female track performer of the week honor of the indoor season.
The Western Kentucky University men's and women's track and field teams ran a split squad this weekend, with distance runners competing at the Indiana Relays in Bloomington, Ind., with the majority of the team at Kentucky partaking in the Rod McCravy Invitational.
The Western Kentucky University men's and women's track and field teams traveled to the University of Illinois Friday and Saturday to compete in the Carle/Health Alliance Classic.
Western Kentucky University senior track and field athletes Janet Jesang and Brian Soverns were honored by the Sun Belt Conference Tuesday for their efforts at the Kentucky Invitational this past weekend.
The Western Kentucky University men's and women's track and field teams returned from holiday break this weekend to compete in the Kentucky Invitational at Nutter Fieldhouse.
Western Kentucky University head track and field coach Erik Jenkins announced Thursday the addition of three student-athletes to the 2010 indoor and outdoor rosters. Dante Sales, Vasity Chemweno, Tom Chouquet, and Deus Rwaheru are enrolled in school and will begin classes when the spring semester begins on Monday, January 25.
Western Kentucky University head track and field coach Erik Jenkins was named 2009 University Men's Track and Field Coach of the Year and senior Janet Jesang was named 2009 University Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year by the Kentucky Association of USATF and the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Assocation (KTCCCA) January 9 at the annual awards banquet in Lexington, Ky.
The Western Kentucky University men's and women's track and field teams opened the 2009-10 indoor campaign Saturday in the Middle Tennessee Christmas Invitational at Murphy Center. Although not a team scored competition, several individuals recorded top-three finishes to open the season.
On October 29, 2005 at the Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Championship, the Arkansas-Little Rock women's team put four runners in the top-10 compared to the three all-league athletes from host Western Kentucky University, and the Trojans defeated the runner-up Lady Toppers by 24 points. That was the last time any women's track and field program in the SBC other than WKU has victoriously raised the league championship trophy.
Western Kentucky University senior cross country runner Janet Jesang finished 11th at the NCAA Cross Country Championship Monday, hosted by Indiana State University at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course.
Western Kentucky University senior cross country runner Patrick Cheptoek has received an at-large berth to the NCAA Cross Country Championship, it was announced Sunday.
The Western Kentucky University men's and women's cross country teams traveled to Louisville's E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park Saturday to compete in the NCAA Southeast Regional. There, the Lady Toppers managed two athletes on the all-Region team by placing in the top-15 among individuals, while the Hilltoppers put one on the all-Region team. Out of 35 teams in the region, the WKU women finished 11th and the men were 22nd.
The Western Kentucky University cross country teams will be traveling to Louisville Saturday to take on the NCAA Southeast Region at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park. Behind the strength of three-time all-American Janet Jesang, the Lady Toppers are ranked seventh in the Southeast Region by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), which is the highest ranking the WKU women have ever received heading into the region weekend.
For the fourth-straight year, the Western Kentucky University women's cross country team has won the Sun Belt Conference cross country championship. Today at Louisiana-Monroe's Selman Field Course, the Lady Toppers outlasted Middle Tennessee to defeat the Blue Raiders in the 5,000-meter team race by 12 points. The WKU men tied with Troy for fifth place in the team scoring.
The Western Kentucky University men's and women's cross country teams travel to Monroe, La., Saturday to compete in the Sun Belt Conference cross country championships. After WKU swept the team titles at the friendly confines of Kereiakes Park in 2008, the Lady Toppers were picked by league coaches to win their fourth-straight league title at UL-Monroe's Selman Field Course, while the Hilltoppers were predicted to finish fourth.
Western Kentucky University head track and field coach Erik Jenkins announced the signing of two sprinters Wednesday. These ladies share a total of nine NJCAA all-America honors between them and will be enrolling in school in the spring with plans to compete during the 2010 indoor and outdoor seasons.
The Western Kentucky University men's and women's cross country teams traveled to the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course Saturday to compete in the Indiana State University Pre-Nationals.
Western Kentucky University senior Janet Jesang was named Sun Belt Conference Female Runner of the Week Tuesday for her efforts at last weekend's Greater Louisville Classic. In two meets this season, Jesang has cruised to two victories while setting two new course records, while also earning two league performer-of-the-week honors.
Western Kentucky University senior Janet Jesang set a new course record in leading the Lady Topper cross country team to a fourth-place tie team finish at the Greater Louisville Classic Saturday at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park.
The Western Kentucky University women's cross country team picked up a number eight ranking in this week's United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Regional rankings.
Two former Western Kentucky University athletes will be inducted as the 19th class into the WKU Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies set for Homecoming Weekend this fall. The 2009 class includes Chris Ridler (track/cross country) and Willie Taggart (football)...
Western Kenucky University cross country athletes Janet Jesang and Patrick Cheptoek were named women's and men's Sun Belt Conference Performer of the Week, respectively, for their efforts at the Old Timers Classic Tuesday.
The Western Kentucky University men's and women's cross country teams opened the season Saturday at Kereiakes Park, taking on Eastern Kentucky (men only), Kentucky, and Middle Tennessee in the un-scored 28th annual Old Timers Classic.
Western Kentucky Univeristy senior-to-be Gavin Smellie is representing his home country of Canada this week at the 12th IAAF World Championships at Berlin Olympic Stadium.
Janet Jesang and Orlando Mendez-Valdez have been named Western Kentucky University's John Oldham Female and Male Student-Athletes of the Year for the 2008-09 academic year, the WKU Athletic Department announced Thursday.
Coming off a season in which the Western Kentucky University track and field program swept the Sun Belt Conference men's and women's outdoor championship for the second consecutive year, head coach Erik Jenkins announced Thursday another strong recruiting class with the signing of 11 student-athletes.
Athletics Canada, the governing body for track and field in Canada, named Western Kentucky University senior-to-be Gavin Smellie one of 31 athletes to compete in the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany August 15-30.
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).
In an effort to honor the top track and field performers from Kentucky, KYtrackXC.com will have a weekly set of Athletes of the Week. There will be Middle School, High School, and College awardees. Former Kentucky High School Track and Field athletes currently running in college are eligible for the College award, even if he or she attends a school out-of-state.
Three Kentucky High School Athletes have announced plans to run in college next year. (Pictured: duPont Manual's Brad Fieldhouse)
Recap of Kentucky College Action at the NCAA D1 Indoor National Championship
Daviess County senior Landon Taylor and duPont Manual senior Eric Jeter have signed to continue their running careers next year.
Sabastian Rhode, senior, at Southwestern has committed to run for Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.
Madison Hale (Daviess County) and Brianne Porter (Muhlenberg South) both have agreed to sign with Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green to run Cross Country and Track.
Melissa Hurd (Paul Dunbar) and Candace Barbee (Edmonson County) have both agreed to run next season at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.
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).
List of athletes from Kentucky Colleges who have qualified for the NCAA Division I Indoor Championship. Also included is former St. Xavier runner Bobby Curtis who has the fastest time in the 3000 Meter Run this season in 7:50.17 for Villanova University.
Fulton County High School's Sharika Smith has decided to sign with Western Kentucky University on a Full Scholarship to run Track & Field. Smith is a 12 x KY Class A State Champion in 5 events and KY State Record Holder in the Triple Jump & 200m Dash.
Kentucky College Team Rankings based on events ran at the NCAA Division 1 Indoor Championship. 1st overall in each event scores 8 points down to 1 point for the 8th place performance.
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.
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.
Team rankings are based on the top eight individuals in each event. The rankings do not take into regard the division or size of the college. Events scored: 60m, 200m, 400m, 800, 1 Mile, 3000m, 5000m, SP, HT, LJ, HJ, TJ, & PV.
These team rankings are based on the top eight individuals in each event. The rankings do not take into regard the division or size of the college. (Pictured: University of Louisville Head Coach Ron Mann)
Matt Taitt earned SBC Performer of the Week honors Tuesday for his efforts at Illinois. (Photo: Western Kentucky University)
Patrick graduated from Pulaski County High School where he began his stellar running career. He is currently a freshmen for the Western Kentucky Running Hilltoppers.
Bowling Green, Ky.
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.
Horne a senior at Paducah Tilghman has committed to run at Western Kentucky University.