BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After taking first-place in both the men’s and women’s Maple Leaf Invitational races this weekend, Baker University’s Jeremy Bryan and Lauren Jaqua earned the Men’s and Women’s Heart of America Athletic Conference Runner of the Week awards respectively.
11.6.11 | Women's Cross Country
Jaqua takes HAAC crown; women finish second overall
FAYETTE, Mo. – The Baker University women’s cross country team took second place overall at the 2011 Heart of America Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday afternoon on the campus of Central Methodist University.
Sophomore Lauren Jaqua took the overall crown with a time of 18:30 in the women’s 5k race. Ashley McBride grabbed a third-place finish with a time of 19:16. Both runners will represent the Wildcats at the 2011 NAIA National Championships.
10.24.11 | Women's Cross Country
Jaqua breaks school record at Mid-States Classic
WINFIELD, Kan. – Sophomore Lauren Jaqua continues to dazzle in the 2011 cross country season as she took home a second place finish this past weekend at the Mid States Classic.
The Lansing, Kan., native finished with a school record setting time of 18:09.01. Her time was a personal best by 23 seconds and she currently sits atop the HAAC rankings at No. 1 overall.
It was also announced on Monday afternoon that Jaqua had been named the Runner of the Week for the third time this season.
Ashley McBride was the only other Wildcat to finish in the Top 20 with a time of 19:17.10.
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.