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11.6.11 | Women's Cross Country

Jaqua takes HAAC crown; women finish second overall

Jaqua and McBride qualify for nationals

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

Jaqua School Record

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

Ashley McBride

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

Planet Sub Invitational

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

Jaqua and Caldwell

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

Maple Leaf Champions

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

2011 Maple Leaf

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.

8.19.11 | Cross Country

Women’s cross country looks to defend 2010 HAAC Championship

2011 Cross Country Preview

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – With several runners back from the 2010 Heart of America Athletic Conference championship team, the Baker women’s cross country team has lofty expectations this fall and the following year.

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