2014-15 Cross Country News

  • Willamette Announces Cross Country Schedule for 2015
    July 16, 2015
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University has announced its cross country schedule for the 2015 season. The schedule includes a total of four regular season meets, followed by the NWC Championships, NCAA West Regional and NCAA Championships.
  • Freeby and Ostrander are Named First Team Academic All-District VIII
    May 22, 2015
    SALEM, ORE. -- Two Willamette University runners have been selected First Team Capital One Academic All-District VIII in women's track and field and cross country as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Willamette's selections are Michaela Freeby (Sr., Milwaukie, OR/Rex Putnam HS) and Taylor Ostrander (Jr., Kenai, AK/Kenai Central HS).
  • Willamette Cross Country Teams Earn All-Academic Honors from USTFCCCA
    February 18, 2015
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University men's and women's cross country teams have received national recognition for their academic success form the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as both squads have earned All-Academic status for the 2014 season.
  • Six Athletes on WU Women's Cross Country Team Earn All-Academic Honors
    February 18, 2015
    SALEM, ORE. -- Six members of the Willamette University women's cross country team have received All-Academic recognition from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the 2014 season. All six runners competed for the Bearcats at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.
  • Willamette Women Finish 15th at NCAA Cross Country Championships
    November 22, 2014
    MASON, OHIO -- Willamette University's women's cross country team concluded an outstanding season on Saturday, Nov. 22, achieving a 15th place team finish at the 2014 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, hosted by Wilmington College at the King's Island Golf Center.
  • Bearcats are Ready for National Championships in Cross Country
    November 20, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University women's cross country team, along with men's runner Yonny Castillo (Jr., Parkdale, OR/Hood River Valley), will compete at the 2014 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 22 in Mason, Ohio. The races will be held at The Golf Center at King's Island.
  • Willamette Women's Cross Country team Enters Championships Ranked #9
    November 19, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- As the Bearcats prepare for the NCAA Championships this weekend, the Willamette University women's cross country team is ranked #9 in the NCAA Division III Poll released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Bearcat women won the West Region title at Bush's Pasture Park on Saturday, Nov. 15.
  • McGuirk Chosen West Region Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year
    November 19, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University Head Coach Matt McGuirk has been named NCAA Division III West Region Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). It is the fifth time McGuirk has been selected for the award, after previously being honored in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.
  • Castillo Receives At-Large Bid to NCAA Cross Country Championships
    November 16, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University runner Yonny Castillo (Jr., Parkdale, OR/Hood River Valley) has officially received an individual at-large berth into the men's race at the 2014 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, set for Saturday, Nov. 22 in Mason, Ohio. Castillo was one of seven individuals who earned at-large berths from the West Region.
  • Bearcat Women Place Three Runners in Top Five, Win West Regional Title
    November 15, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University women's cross country team ran away from the competition at the NCAA Division III West Regional on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Bush's Pasture Park, capturing the West Region championship and an automatic berth to the NCAA championships.
  • Willamette to Compete in West Regional at Bush's Pasture Park on Saturday
    November 13, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University cross country teams are among the top contenders at the NCAA Division III West Region Cross Country Championships, which the Bearcats will host at Bush's Pasture Park on Saturday, Nov. 15. The men's 8-kilometer race will begin at 10 a.m. (PST), with the women's 6-kilometer race slated for 11 a.m.
  • Women's Cross Country is #9, Men's Team is #31, in NCAA Division III Polls
    November 05, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University women's cross country team remained in the #9 ranking, and the Bearcat men's cross country team claimed the #31 ranking, in the NCAA Division III Polls released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday, Nov. 5.
  • Bearcats Sweep NWC Team Championships for Second Year in a Row
    November 01, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University claimed both team titles for the second year in a row, while achieving a 1-2-3-4-6 finish in the women's 6-kilometer race, as the 2014 Northwest Conference Cross Country Championships were held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Bush's Pasture Park.
  • Willamette to Host NWC Cross Country Championships on Saturday
    October 30, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- The 2014 Northwest Conference Cross Country Championships are set for Bush‚??s Pasture Park in Salem, Ore., on Saturday, Nov. 1. The men‚??s race will be held at 10 a.m., with the women‚??s race to follow at 11 a.m.
  • Women's Cross Country Team Holds at #9 in NCAA Division III Poll
    October 22, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University women's cross country team maintained its hold on the #9 ranking in the NCAA Division III Poll released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Willamette moved up to the #9 ranking last week following one week at #10.
  • Castillo Chosen NWC Men's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week
    October 21, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- Yonny Castillo (Jr., Parkdale, OR/Hood River Valley HS) from Willamette University has been named Northwest Conference Men's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week for his efforts at the AAE Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 18 in Winneconne, Wis. He placed 56th overall out of 664 runners in the men's competition.
  • Ostrander Named NWC Women's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week
    October 21, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University runner Taylor Ostrander (Jr., Kenai, AK/Kenai Central HS) has been named Northwest Conference Women's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week for the her successful competition at the AAE Invitational in Winneconne, Wis., on Saturday, Oct. 18. She placed 17th out of 559 runners and led Willamette to eighth place in the team standings.
  • Willamette Women Place 8th, Men are 20th, at AAE Invitational in Wisconsin
    October 18, 2014
    WINNECONNE, WIS. -- The Willamette University women's cross country team took eighth place out of 42 teams and the Bearcat men's team placed 20th out of 45 teams at the AAE Invitational at the Lake Breeze Golf Club in Winneconne, Wis., on Saturday, Oct. 18. A total of 559 runners competed in the women's race, with 664 runners participating in the men's race.
  • Bearcats Compete at Lewis & Clark Invitational in Cross Country
    October 18, 2014
    ESTACADA, ORE. -- A group of Willamette University cross country runners competed at the Lewis & Clark Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 18 at McIver Park. With Willamette also running at the AAE Invitational in Wisconsin, the Bearcats were represented at the L&C Invitational by four runners from the men's team and three runners from the women's team. WU did not earn team scores.
  • Willamette Cross Country Runners to Compete in Two States on Saturday
    October 17, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University men's and women's cross country teams will compete in two states and two time zones on Saturday, Oct. 18 when the Bearcats participate in meets hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Lewis & Clark College.
  • Bearcat Women's Cross Country Team Advances to #9 in NCAA Division III
    October 15, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- After moving up one spot this week, the Willamette University women's cross country team is now ranked #9 in the NCAA Division III Poll, as released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Oct. 15.
  • Willamette Women's Cross Country Team Moves into Top 10 in National Poll
    October 08, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University women's cross country team moved up two positions this week to grab the #10 ranking in the NCAA Division III Poll released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Oct. 8. The women's team remained #1 in the West Region.
  • Castillo Named NWC Men's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week
    October 07, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University runner Yonny Castillo (Jr., Parkdale, OR/Hood River Valley HS) has been selected as the Northwest Conference Men's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week for his efforts at the 40th Annual Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 4.
  • Mancl Chosen as NWC Women's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week
    October 07, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- Olivia Mancl (So., Seattle, WA/Roosevelt HS) of Willamette University has been named the Northwest Conference Women's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending on Oct. 5. Mancl won the award for her efforts at the 40th Annual Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 4.
  • Bearcat Women Place Second, Men's Team is Third, at Bowles Invitational
    October 04, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- The 40th Annual Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational featured plenty of talented runners and highly-regarded teams on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Bush's Pasture Park. Among the top teams were those representing host Willamette University, which took second place in the Women's Cardinal 5-kilometer race and third place in the Men's Cardinal 8-kilometer race.
  • Bearcats Ready for 40th Annual Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational
    October 03, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University is ready to host one of the largest college cross country meets on the West Coast this weekend. On Saturday, Oct. 4, the Bearcats will be the home team at the 40th Annual Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational at Bush's Pasture Park.
  • Willamette Holds at #12 in NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Poll
    October 01, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- For the second week in a row, the Willamette University women's cross country team is ranked #12 in the NCAA Division III Poll released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The women's team also retained the #1 ranking in the West Region, while the Bearcat men's team stayed #5 in the West Region.
  • Bearcat Women are 12th in NCAA Division III; Men are 5th in West Region
    September 24, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University women's cross country team is ranked #12 in this week's NCAA Division III Poll released by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The women's team is ranked #1 in the West Region, while the Bearcat men's team is ranked #5 in the West Region.
  • Ostrander Wins Women's Race at Oak Knoll Loop Run
    September 20, 2014
    INDEPENDENCE, ORE. -- Taylor Ostrander (Jr., Kenai, AK/Kenai Central HS) of Willamette University won the women's 5-kilometer race at the Oak Knoll Loop Run on Saturday, Sept. 20. Scott Fauble from the University of Portland took first place in the men's 8-kilometer race. The meet was held at Oak Knoll Golf Course.
  • Willamette to Host Oak Knoll Loop Run in Cross Country
    September 19, 2014
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University will be hosting the Oak Knoll Loop Run in cross country on Saturday, Sept. 20. Acton will get underway at the Oak Knoll Golf Course at 10:30 a.m. (PDT) with the women's 5-kilometer race, followed by the men's 8-kilometer race at 11 a.m.
Load More