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Baidy Ba represents Kent State at NCAA Cross Country Championship for second consecutive year

Robyn Taylor, Reporter November 21, 2023

Junior Baidy Ba finished 162nd at the 2023 NCAA Championship on Saturday at Panorama Farms Cross Country Course.  Ba ran a time of 31:11.9 in the 10K. After 1,000 meters, Ba found himself in 49th...

Cross country’s Baidy Ba heading to NCAA Championships

Robyn Taylor, Reporter November 14, 2023

The NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship meet on Friday was a successful meet for the Flashes.  Junior Baidy Ba earned his ticket to the NCAA Cross Country Championships by placing thirteenth place...

Baidy Ba earns back-to-back All-MAC First Team honors

Robyn Taylor, Reporter October 31, 2023

Junior Baidy Ba earned back-to-back All-MAC First Team honors, repeating his efforts from last year at the Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championships.  He is the first to accomplish back-to-back...

EMU Fall Classic ends Kent State cross country’s regular season

Robyn Taylor, Reporter October 26, 2023

Kent State's cross country team traveled to Dexter, Michigan, to compete in the EMU Fall Classic Saturday at Hudson Mills Metropark. Both the men's and women’s teams ran a 5K.  The first Flash...

Baidy Ba and Sydney Gallagher set the standard for cross country team

Robyn Taylor, Reporter October 18, 2023

Despite rainy conditions, Kent State junior Baidy Ba came in first place at the Pre-Nationals meet in Charlottesville, VA, on Oct. 14; he ran a time of 24:06.7.  He was not in first the entire time,...

Baidy Ba shines in the Louisville XC Classic

Robyn Taylor, Reporter October 3, 2023

Junior Baidy Ba finished in fourth place at the Lou Classic on Saturday morning. He finished with a time of 23:43.0 in the 8k.  This was Ba’s third top-four finish this season.  Last season,...

Cross country experiences all-around improvement from last season

Robyn Taylor, Reporter September 19, 2023

Kent State cross country’s training cycle is now two weeks deeper and will last until the end of the month, and many runners are experiencing fatigue and soreness.  “I think everyone’s just a...

The Kent State MAC Center, home to flashes athletics.

Student-athletes with jobs try to find balance in their busy schedules

Chloe Wilson-Henline, Reporter September 12, 2023

Bella Gibbs, a junior on Kent State’s dance team, is used to having a busy schedule. Between practice, games, class and homework, finding time to be social and focus on friends and family is tough. Finding...

Cross country begins season after losing top performers

Matthew Franos, Reporter September 1, 2023

Kent State men's and women’s cross country teams have been preparing all offseason for their first meet.  Both teams will show off their hard work in the first race at Tommy Evans Invitational.  The...

Kent State senior Katie Shumate dribbles in toward the net during the wagon wheel game against Akron Feb. 18, 2023.

Sports roundup 2023: spring recap, fall preview

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief August 14, 2023

As the semester came to a close and the summer began, Kent State’s sports teams continued to bring in victories – with some programs even marking historic seasons. Track and field makes it to NCAA...

Baidy Ba does it again, this time for track and field

Kyle Kuchta, Reporter December 5, 2022

Sophomore Baidy Ba set his second program record of the year Saturday. In the season opener for the men's track team, Ba set a new program record in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 13:58.49. James...

First in over a decade: Baidy Ba heads to national cross country championships

Brady Hamilton, Reporter November 17, 2022

For the first time since 2012, Kent State will be represented at the NCAA cross country championships Saturday. Sophomore Baidy Ba qualified for the championships with a program-record-breaking 30:07.0...

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