After the Baker University men’s cross country team and two members of the women’s team finished their season Nov. 19 in Vancouver, Wash., members from both teams have headed to Panama City, Fla. to run a half marathon Saturday.
At the end of the 2010 season, the Baker University men’s cross country team set a goal to win the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship and to compete at the NAIA National Championships in Vancouver, Wash.
Both cross country teams had goals to win the HAAC championship all season, and the men accomplished this goal by having five runners finish in the top 15.
Not only did sophomore Lauren Jaqua finish second and set a new personal record at the Mid States Classics in Winfield, but she also broke the Baker University women’s cross country 5k record.
Sophomore Lauren Jaqua has been the top runner for the Baker University women’s cross country team all season, and she did it again Oct. 8 at the Gary Stoner Invitational in Fayette, Mo.
The two top competitors for the ’Cats were junior Aaron Caldwell and sophomore Lauren Jaqua at Emporia State University.
Sophomore Lauren Jaqua and junior Aaron Caldwell were named the Heart of America Athletic Conference runners of the week Monday.
Rain washed away the Baker University men’s and women’s cross country teams by keeping them from competing in their first 5k and 8k’s of the season at the Southern Stampede in Joplin, Mo.
The Baker University cross country team swept the Maple Leaf Invitational with first place finishes from the men and women’s teams.
As a new season quickly approaches the Baker University Cross Country teams, both are striving and ready to improve on their accomplishments from 2010.
Maple Leaf Invitational
Planet Sub Invitational
Rim Rock Farm Classic
NAIA National Championships