M Cross Country http://www.bakeru.edu Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:58:43 -0600 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Baker Men’s Cross Country Takes 31st at National Meet http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10477-baker-men-s-cross-country-takes-31st-at-national-meet http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10477-baker-men-s-cross-country-takes-31st-at-national-meet Vincent Tadokoro (left) and Gunnar Hayes (right) helped lead Baker to a 31st place finish on Saturday

LAWRENCE, Kan. – On a seasonably warm and misty afternoon, the Baker University men's cross country team finished in 31st place out of 36 teams at the 2014 NAIA Cross Country National Championship meet at Rim Rock Farm.

Baker's Rachel Ash also competed in the women's cross country meet and finished in 170th in a time of 19:52 in the 5K race.

Jamie Steury ran the fastest 8K time of any Wildcat in a time of 27:16 and finished in 202nd place.

Also competing for Baker was Gunnar Hayes who took home 227th place and Corey Matteson was just behind him in 229th place in a time of 27:31. Eduardo Esquivel also competed on Saturday with a 239 finish and Joe Linder took home 299th in a time of 29:17.

In his final race in a Baker uniform, senior Vincent Tadokoro was 283 in a time of 28:46.

Wrapping up the day for Baker was Carter Breithaupt who finished in 311th place in a time of 31:08.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Cross Country Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Baker Men, Rachel Ash Set for NAIA National Meet http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10474-baker-men-rachel-ash-set-for-naia-national-meet http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10474-baker-men-rachel-ash-set-for-naia-national-meet Baker Men, Rachel Ash Set for NAIA National Meet

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men's cross country team and individual qualifier Rachel Ash of the women's cross country team will all compete this Saturday, Nov. 22 at the 2014 NAIA Cross Country National Championships in Lawrence, Kan., at Rim Rock Farm.

36 teams and 76 individuals will compete in the 59th Annual Men's National Championship, while the 35th annual women's race will consist of 84 individuals and 37 teams.

The event is hosted by the Lawrence Sports Corporation and the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conferece (KCAC).

The 8-kilometer championship takes place at 11:45 a.m. CST on Nov. 22, shortly after the completion of the women's 5-kilometer championship which is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. CST.

The Championships Award Ceremony will be held at Abe and Jake's Landing in Lawrence, Kan., and will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. and can be found online live, by clicking here.

Running for the 2014 HAAC champion Baker men's cross country team is Carter Breighaupt, Eduardo Esquivel, Gunnar Hayes, Joe Linder, Corey Matteson, Jamie Steury and Vincent Tadokoro. Ash finished in sixth place at the women's HAAC Championship to qualify.

For a look at a course map and other information regarding Rim Rock Farm, please click here.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Cross Country Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Baker Men’s Cross Country Captures HAAC Championship http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10428-baker-men-s-cross-country-captures-haac-championship http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10428-baker-men-s-cross-country-captures-haac-championship Baker Men’s Cross Country Captures HAAC Championship

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – For the third time in four years, the Baker University men's cross country team captured the HAAC Men's Cross Country Championship on Saturday, while the women's squad took home second place just behind Benedictine.

The meet took place in Auburn, Neb., and was hosted by Peru State College. Baker men's cross country has now won the HAAC title in 2011, 2012 and 2014.

The Wildcat men were led by Corey Matteson who took home sixth place and two other 'Cats finished in the Top 10 including Jamie Stuery in eighth and Gunnar Hayes in ninth.

Eduardo Esquivel was 13 and Joe Linder took home 17th. Senior Vinny Tadokoro took home 19th and Carter Breithaupt finished in 22nd place.

The Wildcats will now compete in the 2014 NAIA Men's Cross Country National Championship meet in Lawrence, Kan., at Rim Rock Farm on Saturday, Nov. 22.

In second place in the men's race was Central Methodist, Benedictine followed in third, Evangel was fourth, Missouri Valley finished in fifth, Graceland was sixth and Culver-Stockton took home seventh.

In the women's race, Baker took home second place, with the BC Ravens capturing first, Central Methodist took third, Evangel was fourth, Avila was fifth, Missouri Valley finished in sixth, Graceland took home seventh, Peru State was eighth and Culver-Stockton finished in ninth place.

Rachel Ash ran the fastest time of any Wildcat in a time of 19:08 good for sixth place. Four other 'Cats finished in the Top 25 including, Sarah Hollis in 11th, Jillian Benson in 12th, Autumn Sifuentes in 16th and Brenda McCollum took home 24th place.

For his efforts, Baker head coach Tim Byers captured the 2014 HAAC Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year award.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Cross Country Sat, 08 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Cross Country Takes on Mid-States Classic http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10370-cross-country-takes-on-mid-states-classic http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10370-cross-country-takes-on-mid-states-classic Vinny Tadokoro and the Wildcats will next compete at the HAAC Championships

WINFIELD, Kan. – The Baker University men's and women's cross country teams competed at the Mid-States Classic meet on Saturday in Winfield, Kan.

The women's squad finished in 15th place out of 24 teams, while the men finished in the Top 10 with a seventh place finish out of 24 squads.

Corey Matteson was the only 'Cat to finish in the Top 50 with his 45th place finish in a time of 27:17.Gunnar Hayes and Vincent Tadokoro nearly finished with the same time, as Hayes took 61st in a time of 27:47 and Tadokoro finished in 63rd in a time of 27:49.

Eduardo Esquivel was back in action and he took home 73rd place, while teammate Joe Linder was 76th in a time of 28:04.

Some highlights from the women's race, were Rachel Ash who finished 27th in a time of 19:17. Autumn Sifuentes was next to finish for Baker with her 90th place finish.

The two other 'Cats to finish in the Top 100 were Brenda McCollum and Jillian Benson in 93rd and 99th place respectively.

Baker will next take on the HAAC Championships in Auburn, Neb., hosted by Peru State College on Saturday, Nov. 8.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Cross Country Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
BU Takes on Chile Pepper Festival http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10313-bu-takes-on-chile-pepper-festival http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10313-bu-takes-on-chile-pepper-festival BU Takes on Chile Pepper Festival

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Baker University cross country team competed against some of the country's best this weekend at the University of Arkansas' Chile Pepper Festival.

The Wildcat men's team took 15th out of 27 teams in the College Division race, while the women's team finished in 16th out of 25 teams.

In the race of 429 runners, Gunnar Hays led all Wildcat runners with his 211th place finish in a time of 26:58.

Jamie Stuery was 223rd in a time of 27:04 and Corey Matteson took 231st. Senior Vinny Tadokoro was 272 and Joe Linder finished 279th.

On the women's side, In the race of 375 runners, Sarah Hollis ran the fastest time of any Wildcat in a time of 19:04 and took home 177th. Rachel Ash was 180th in a time of 19:08.

Jillian Benson finished in 220th place and Autumn Sifuentes was 298th. Brenda McCollum also ran for Baker with a 301st position and Caitlin Apollo was just behind her in 313th.

Baker will next take on the Pre-Nationals meet this Saturday, Oct. 11 at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kan.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Cross Country Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Esquivel Named HAAC Runner of the Week http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10277-esquivel-named-haac-runner-of-the-week http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10277-esquivel-named-haac-runner-of-the-week Eddie Esquivel captured his second HAAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – For the second time this season the Baker University cross country team swept the HAAC runner of the week awards, as Eddie Esquivel captured his second HAAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week honor and Rachel Ash captured her first-ever HAAC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week.

Esquivel grabbed a top-10 finish at the prestigious Southern Stampede hosted by Missouri Southern. The freshman from Las Vegas, Nev., posted a time of 26:35 over the 8K course to finish 10th out of 171 runners and help Baker to a second-place finish.

Ash was the top finisher for Baker at the Southern Stampede hosted by Missouri Southern. The sophomore from Kansas City, Mo., posted a time of 19:26 over the 5K course to finish 24th out of 198 competitors.

Baker will next compete on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., hosted by the University of Arkansas.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Cross Country Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Wildcats Take Second at Stampede http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10274-wildcats-finish-stampede-in-second-place http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10274-wildcats-finish-stampede-in-second-place Wildcats Take Second at Stampede

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Baker University men's and women's cross country teams competed at the Missouri Southern Stampede meet over the weekend and both came away with Top 10 finishes.

The (RV) men's team finished in second place out of 20 teams, led by HAAC Runner of the Week Eduardo Esquivel who finished 10th in a time of 26:35. Also finishing in the Top 20 was Gunnar Hayes who took 19th in a time of 27:01 and Corey Matteson was 26th in a time of 27:18.

Jamie Sturery took home 38th place, Joe Linder was 43rd, Andrew Dare was 46th and Vincent Tadokoro finished in the Top 50 in 49th place with a mark of 28:10.

On the women's side, Baker finished in sixth place out of 24 squads and were led by Rachael Ash who finished 24th in a time of 19:26.

Sarah Hollis finished just three seconds behind Ash and finished in 27th place, while Jillian Benson was 32nd in a mark of 19:43 and Autumn Sifuentes took home 82nd in a time of 20:39.

Baker will next take on the Chile Pepper Festival hosted by the University of Arkansas on Saturday, Oct. 4 in Fayetteville, Ark.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Cross Country Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Esquivel Earns HAAC Runner of the Week http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10241-esquivel-earns-first-haac-runner-of-the-week-honor http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10241-esquivel-earns-first-haac-runner-of-the-week-honor Esquivel Earns HAAC Runner of the Week

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After helping lead both the Baker University men's and women's cross country teams to first-place finishes at the Baker Maple Leaf Invitational on Saturday, sophomore Jillian Benson and freshman Eduardo Esquivel were named this week's HAAC Women's and Men's Cross Country Runners of the Week.

Esquivel opened his collegiate career in fine fashion, capturing 2nd place at the Maple Leaf Invitational. The freshman from Las Vegas, Nev., posted a time of 16:03 over the 5K course at the Baldwin City Golf Course to help the Wildcats to the team title.

Benson was the cream of the crop on Saturday to start the 2014 season. The sophomore from Lenexa, Kan., broke the tape with a time of 15:28 over the 4K course to lead the field of 62 runners and help Baker to the team crown.

Baker will next compete on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Missouri Southern Stampede.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Cross Country Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Baker XC Sweeps Maple Leaf Invite http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10234-baker-cross-country-sweeps-first-place-honors-at-maple-leaf-invite http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10234-baker-cross-country-sweeps-first-place-honors-at-maple-leaf-invite Eddie Esquivel took home second place on Saturday

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men's and women's cross country teams took home first-place in its home Baker Maple Leaf Invitational on Saturday morning at the Baldwin City Golf course.

The Wildcat women's team outran six other teams and Jillian Benson captured first place in a time of 15:28, in fact Baker finished 1-2-3 in the race, with Sarah Hollis taking second in a time of 15:38 and Rachel Ash took home third place in a time of 15:43.

Also running for the 'Cats on Saturday afternoon was Autumn Sifuentes who finished 11th, Brenda McCollum took 12th, Ziara McDowell finished 18th, Caitlin Apollo took 20th and Amanda Moody was 29th.

On the men's side, Baker finished ahead of four other teams. Eddie Esquivel just missed out on an individual crown, as he finished with a time of 16:03 just seven seconds behind first.

Also in the top 10 for Baker were, Gunner Hays in 4th-place in a time of 16:24, Corey Matteson in sixth-place in a time of 16:37, Joe Linder took home 7th in a time of 16:42 Jamie Stuery finished 8th in a time of 16:49 and Andrew Dare finished 9th in a time of 16:50.

There were many other Wildcats in competition on Saturday including senior Vincent Tadokoro who finished 11th, Andrew Emanuels was 19th, Josh Bostick took home 30th place, Carter Breithaupt was 34th in a time of 17:54, Johnny Fulkerson finished 45th and Andrew Heim was 51st.

Baker will next compete on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Missouri Southern Stampede in Joplin, Mo.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Cross Country Sat, 06 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Young Core to Lead Baker XC in 2014 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10230-young-core-to-lead-baker-cross-country-in-2014 http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/mensxc/news-archive/item/10230-young-core-to-lead-baker-cross-country-in-2014 Andrew Heim is one of two seniors on the men's cross country team in 2014

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men's and women's cross country teams will look to a young group of runners to lead them in 2014 with the loss of two seniors from the 2013 men's squad and four of the most successful seniors in BU women's cross country history.

The team will race with a heavy heart this season, as they mourn the loss of longtime head cross country and track and field coach Zach Kindler who died on the night of Aug. 4, 2014 of a sudden medical emergency and is greatly missed by the University.

Tim Byers, who was hired by Coach Kindler this past summer to serve as the full-time assistant cross country and track and field coach, is now the interim head coach of both programs and will look to the lead the program to success in 2014.

Last year's senior class of Lauren Jaqua, Megan Rosa, Ashley McBride and Jenna Stanbrough captured the Heart of America Athletic Conference women's cross Country championships in 2010 and 2013 and earned spots at the NAIA national championships.

Jaqua became one of the most decorated runners at Baker, winning the HAAC individual championship crown in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The strongest returning group for the Wildcats is its sophomores.That core will consist of Amanda Moody, Jillian Benson, Rachael Ash and Shelby Stephens. Ash, Benson and Stephens also ran at the NAIA national championship a year ago.

The men's squad will consist of seniors Andrew Heim and Vincent Tadokoro, but will likely be led in competition by sophomores Andrew Dare, Andrew Emmanuels, Jamie Sturery, Carter Breithaupt and Corey Matteson.

Baker captured the HAAC men's cross country championship title in 2011 and 2012, but finished a disappointing fourth in the 2013 conference championship meet.

The rosters include five new freshmen on the women's side and six newcomers on the men's side.
They will open at the annual Maple Leaf Invitational hosted by the Wildcats at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Baldwin City Golf Course.

The event will also honor coach Kindler and his family who will be present at the meet. The day will begin with a welcome and a group prayer with the Kindler's along with the national anthem. The women's race will begin at 10 a.m. and the men's race will start at 10:30 a.m.

An awards ceremony and recognition of Coach Kindler will begin at approximately 11 a.m.

On Sept. 20 BU will travel to Joplin, Mo., for the Missouri Southern Stampede, then will take on not only NAIA competition but some of the best teams in the country at the Chile Pepper Festival hosted by NCAA Division I University of Arkansas on Oct. 4.

Baker will make the short trek to Lawrence, Kan., on Oct. 11 to compete at the Pre-Nationals meet at Rim Rock Farm, which again will host the 2014 NAIA Men's and Women's Cross Country National Championships on Saturday, Nov. 22.

The final meet of the regular season will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Mid-States Classic in Winfield, Kan., before the HAAC Championship meet on Saturday, Nov. 8 in Auburn, Neb., hosted by Peru State College for the first time ever.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Cross Country Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500