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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...

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,...

Baidy Ba sets school record in men’s 1500 meter run

Michael Neenan, Reporter April 24, 2023

On February 4, sophomore Baidy Ba broke Kent State’s men’s indoor track and field team’s record with a 3:59.47 mile time. Friday at the Virginia Challenge, Ba broke another school record with...

Flashes attend three track, field meets over the weekend

Michael Neenan, Reporter April 16, 2023

The Kent State track and field team sent athletes to three separate meets over the weekend, totaling 20 first-place finishes.  KSU was represented in the Gibson Invitational at Indiana State, The Bryan...

Baidy Ba breaks school record for indoor track and field

Matthew Franos, Reporter February 5, 2023

For 56 years, a men’s indoor mile record stood for Kent State’s track and field team. Saturday, that record was broken as sophomore Baidy Ba ran a sub 4:00 mile at the Meyo Invitational at Notre...

Track and field sets program records over the weekend

Matthew Franos , Reporter January 29, 2023

Kent State’s track and field team set multiple school records and personal-bests during the weekend events. The Flashes had 36 athletes competing in the Penn State National Open. The team also sent...

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...

Personal records galore: Head colds and a shaky start doesn’t slow cross country down

James Goddard, Reporter October 3, 2022

Even while battling illness and a rough start to the race, almost all of Kent State's cross country runners managed to outperform Saturday. “We had a lot of people sick last week,” coach James Croft...

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