11.18.11 | Men's Cross Country
Baker men look to make a mark nationally at NAIA National Championships
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The 56th Annual NAIA Men’s and 32nd Annual Women’s Cross Country National Championships will take place Saturday at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Wash. The men’s 8K championship race will start at 10:30 a.m. PST, followed by the women’s 5K at 11:45 a.m.
Baker, the 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference Champions will look to gain some respect on the national level this weekend. The Wildcats were on the verge of breaking into the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll on numerous occasions throughout the season, but were never able to receive enough votes. Saturday they will have the chance to prove their doubters wrong.
11.5.11 | Cross Country
Baker men’s cross country takes HAAC title
FAYETTE, Mo. – The Baker University men’s cross country team won the 2011 HAAC Championship on Saturday afternoon on the campus of Central Methodist University.
Aaron Caldwell led the Baker runners with a time of 26:01 in the men’s 8k race, good enough for fifth-place overall. Corey Clark finished in eighth with a time of 26:28 and Taylor Nall finished in ninth with a time of 26:31.
10.24.11 Men's Cross Country
Caldwell sets personal best mark at Mid States Classic
WINFIELD, Kan. – Junior Aaron Caldwell set a personal best record by 15 seconds on Saturday afternoon at the Mid States Classic.
The Overland Park, Kan., native finished 20th overall, and led the team to a fifth place overall finish with a time of 2:11:23 in the men’s 8k run. Oklahoma Baptist took the team title with a time of 2:07:02.
Individually Corey Clark had another solid race, finishing in 25th overall with a time of 26:05.54. Eric Larson rounded out the Top 30 with a time of 26:13.30, good enough for 28th overall.
10.10.11 | Cross Country
Women take third; men place fourth at Gary Stoner
FAYETTE, Mo. – Lauren Jaqua led the way for the Baker women yet again, taking home second place overall on Saturday afternoon at the Gary Stoner Invitational. Aaron Caldwell led the Baker men with an eighth-place finish.
Jaqua finished with a time of 18:51.27, ahead of all but one NCAA DII runner in the ladies 5k. Caldwell finished just three seconds off his lifetime best mark with a time of 26:14.86 in the men’s 8k.
Ashley McBride (pictured) finished 11th overall with a time of 19:33.91 and Kerry Kurta took 14th with a time of 19:54.24 to round out the top 20.
10.3.11 | Cross Country
BU men take third; women grab fifth at Planet Sub Invite
EMPORIA, Kan. – The Baker University cross country teams had another successful outing this past weekend at Emporia State University.
The Baker men’s squad took third place behind NCAA schools Northwest Missouri State and Fort Hays State University.
Aaron Caldwell led the way yet again for the BU men grabbing 15th overall with a time of 26:11.18 in the men’s 8k race. Corey Clark finished 26th with a time of 26:31.90 and Eric Larson rounded out the top three with a time of 26:46.06, good enough for 34th overall.
9.26.11 | Cross Country
Caldwell and Jaqua grab HAAC Runner of the Week honors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sophomore Lauren Jaqua and junior Aaron Caldwell have been named HAAC Runners of the Week the league office announced on Monday afternoon.
Jaqua claimed the top spot with a time of 18:46 over 5,000 meters at the Baker Open. She was less than a second off of her personal best time set last season at Fort Hays State.
Caldwell took 2nd place with a time of 26:49 on the Baker Open 8K course. His time was a full 10 seconds better than he ran last season on the same course.
9.3.11 | Cross Country
Wildcat runners open with wins at Maple Leaf Invitational
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker men’s and women’s cross country teams got their seasons started in style on Saturday afternoon, winning the Maple Leaf Invitational.
Sophomore Lauran Jaqua (Lansing, Kan.) took first place on the ladies side with a time of 15:43 in the 4k. Ashley McBride (Olathe, Kan.) took third and Kerry Kurta (Overland Park, Kan.) took fourth to round out the top five with respective times of 16:01 and 16:12. Lindsey McDonald of Park University took second with a time of 15:55.
9.1.11 | Cross Country
Baker cross country opens 2011 season on Saturday
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker men’s and women’s cross country squads will open up their seasons over the Labor Day weekend. The Wildcats will be hosting their annual Maple Leaf Invitational race on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Baldwin City Golf Course.
After winning the 2010 HAAC Championship, the Baker women’s team has high hopes entering the season. With nearly everyone returning, coach Zach Kindler believes the ‘Cats should have all the pieces to make a splash on the national level.