Cross Country


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Women's cross county cracks NAIA top 25

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After receiving votes in the NAIA coaches’ poll all season, the Baker University women’s cross country team final broke into the top 25 on Oct. 14.

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1-on-1 with Lauren Jaqua

Senior Lauren Jaqua holds multiple records as a standout runner for both the cross country and track teams.

Women's cross country records fastest time in BU history

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 5,000-meter run time in school history.

Runners break records at UCM Mule Run

Senior Lauren Jaqua broke Baker’s 4,000-meter run record Saturday with a time of 14:49. The performance earned her a third-place finish at the University Central Missouri Mule Run and the Heart of America Athletic Conference runner of the week award.

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Runners open season at Maple Leaf Invite

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The Baker University women's cross country team finished first in the Maple Leaf Invitational Saturday. The men's team took third in its only home meet of the season.

Cross country teams prepare for Maple Leaf Invitational

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.

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Former Jaguars anchor cross country team

While looking at the individual results from the Baker University men's cross country team's races this season, it is clear that the efforts of the alumni from one Overland Park school have helped turn the team into the nationally-recognized program it is today. The No. 10 Wildcats are led by a group of Blue Valley West High School alumni.

Men's cross country team places 10th at national championships

On Saturday morning the Baker University men’s cross country team was ranked No. 27 in the NAIA Coaches’ Poll, but by the afternoon it earned a spot as one of the top 10 teams in the country.

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Teams to compete in national championships

While their regular seasons have ended, three Baker University fall sports teams have earned bids to the NAIA National Championships. The men’s cross country team, the football team and the women’s soccer team will all compete Saturday.

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Men's cross country team clinches HAAC title

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As the defending Heart of America Athletic Conference champions, the Baker University men’s cross country team had been working to reclaim its title all season. The Wildcats achieved just that Saturday by grabbing five spots in the top 10, and had the meet’s individual winner.


Sep. 6
Maple Leaf Invitational
Baldwin City, Kan.
Men: 1st
Women: 1st

Sept. 20
Southern Stampede
Joplin, Mo.
Men: 2nd
Women: 6th

Oct. 4
Chile Pepper Festival
Fayetteville, Ark.

Oct. 11
(Rimrock Farm)

Lawrence, Kan.

Oct. 25
Mid-States Classic
Winfield, Kan.

Nov. 8
HACC Championships
(Peru State Host)

Auburn, Neb.

Nov. 22
NAIA National Championships
(Rimrock Farm)

Lawrence, Kan.