Ackley Leads Lady Jackets’ Cross-Country Season
by Evan Kakuk
The Cedarville women’s cross-country season is in progress, and with it comes many athletes who have trained hard over an exceptionally long offseason and are excited to show off their progress. Among these athletes is Alayna Ackley.
Ackley, a junior Life Science Education major, has been one of the most prolific runners for the Yellow Jackets, finishing second or better for the team throughout this season. She was selected the G-MAC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the ...
More Than a Runner
Almost every student at Cedarville University recognizes junior track star Carsyn Koch as a record-breaking athlete who went to the United States Olympic Trials this summer.
Koch set a school record in the 800 meters almost every time she ran last season. She beat the Olympic trial qualifying time of 2:03 back in May, finishing the 800 in 2:02.39. Koch went on to Oregon for the trials in July, where she finished fifth in her heat with a time of 2:05.57 seconds. She did not make the Olympic ...
This season, sophomore runner Daniel Michalski broke the school record in the mile, and he and junior runner Wyatt Hartman have set conference records in the 3,000 meters and the 800 meters, respectively.
Hartman and Michalski have taken two different paths to get to this point in their athletic careers, but they have become nearly inseparable on the track, during competition and in workouts.
Hartman and Michalski ran nearly every race together this past winter side-byside, and their ...
A Cross-Country Move
When it comes to breaks, students like to compare how far they have to travel. Some students drive for half an hour, while others need half a day and multiple stops at gas stations.
For two Cedarville cross country runners, sophomore Jodi Davis and freshman Cheyenne Applegate, home is over 4,000 miles away in Anchorage, Alaska. It takes 60 hours to drive there from Cedarville, and a one-way flight costs over $1,000 and takes 12 hours.
Miles from home
Davis’ entire family lives in Alaska, ...
Cedarville Impresses in All-Ohio Championships
Cedarville's men's and women's cross country teams both impressed in the Ohio Intercollegiate Championship Friday, Oct. 2.
Nearly 700 men toed the line on Friday afternoon, each seeking to be the fastest collegiate runner in Ohio. The women weren’t far behind, starting with almost 600 competitors. The All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championships is the state's largest cross country race.
Cedarville’s Elvin R. King cross country course has been the site of the All-Ohio Championships since ...
Freshman Runner Sets Goal for Nationals
Carsyn Koch has had what many would call an impressive year. The freshman runner has several first-place finishes during this track and cross country season, and she is knocking on the doors of Cedarville’s record books.
Koch has the ninth-best 400-meter time at Cedarville, the second-best 800-meter time and the best 1,500-meter time. Furthermore, she’s nationally ranked in Division II in all three events.
However, Koch said that at first she wasn’t sure if she wanted to come to ...
Tuttle Takes the Win, Leads Jackets to Second Place Finish
Ben Tuttle took the win at Cedarville’s Friendship Invitational to lead the men’s cross-county team to a second place finish with 41 points behind Cincinnati’s 24. Tuttle completed the eight-kilometer course in a time of 25 minutes, finishing just ahead of alumni Matt Brooker.
“I felt good,” Tuttle said. “It was nice to have an alumni help me pace and be in front of me to break the wind. It was good to have somebody else in front to help pull me along.”
Conditions were ...
A Balancing Act
Matt Brooker began the 2013-2014 school year knowing it would be one of the craziest yet most exciting times of his life. The Cedarville senior was entering his final year of college running, would be starting full-time work during the second semester and was expecting his first child in March.
Brooker entered his final cross country season looking to improve on his 41st place finish at the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championships. He started the season by winning three of his first four ...
Yellow Jackets Sweep G-MAC Championship
by Tabitha DeHart
The Cedarville Men’s Cross Country team won the G-MAC Championships for the second year in a row on their home course this past Saturday, Oct. 26. Cedarville won the first five spots, gaining a perfect score of 15 points to create a large gap between the Jackets and the second-place finisher, Trevecca Nazarene (55 points) and third-place Davis and Elkins (81 points).
Matt Brooker repeated as individual meet champion, claiming the G-MAC Men’s Cross Country Runner of the ...
Lady Jackets Repeat as G-MAC Champions
The Lady Jackets won the G-MAC championships on their home course for the second year in a row Oct. 26. They won the meet with 41 points, narrowly beating Trevecca Nazarene, the runner-up with 47 points. Ursuline took third with 72 points.
The women’s head coach Jeff Bolender said that the Lady Jackets passed so many competitors in the last 100 meters of the race that Cedarville would not have won the meet had the race been 100 meters shorter.
Despite the less-than-ideal conditions - wind ...