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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...

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...

Kent States 2022 Grand Marshals, former female student-athletes, ride with President Todd Diacon in the 2022 Homecoming Parade.

Title IX homecoming celebration: 50 years of opportunity for women’s athletics

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor October 5, 2022

At Saturday’s Title IX homecoming celebration, Kris Ewing and a group of fellow former women athletes realized something. Everyone had a Judy Devine story. Devine, a pioneer in women’s sports...

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...

Men’s cross country trips over its own feet yet still manages to set personal records

James Goddard, Reporter September 18, 2022

In the chaos of the start of the race, sophomore Baidy Ba lost his shoe. Then he went on to set a personal best. “Baidy lost a racing spike half a mile into the race,” coach James Croft said. “To...

XC runs into first meet with confidence and high expectations

James Goddard, Sports Reporter September 2, 2022

Heading into the season opener, sophomore Baidy Ba described his feelings in one word: confident. Head coach James Croft felt the same. “I let the athletes come up with their own goals as a team...

Spring sports roundup & fall sports preview

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 1, 2022

Students left campus for a summer of sun and fun, but Kent State sports teams did not take a break. Track and field make it to NCAAs For the fourth time in her collegiate career, senior...

Senior Drew Johnson competes at the MAC Championship in Ypsilanti, Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 30. 

Cross country finishes season with two top-50 runners

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 14, 2021

It was 2014 the last time the Kent State cross country team had a runner place in the top-50 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships in Evansville, Indiana. The Flashes had two this year. Senior...

Baidy Ba hold his MAC Freshman of the Year trophy after finishing as the highest first-year runner during the MAC Championships on Saturday Oct. 30 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. 

Women’s cross country team has best finish in seven years at MAC Championships

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor November 2, 2021

“Best meet of the year.”That’s how Kent State cross country coach James Croft described his team’s performance at the Mid-American Conference Championships hosted by Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti,...

ally training

Olivia Sharp October 21, 2021

Freshman Claire Sierota and Ryleigh Piper look over a handout before Ally Training as a part of the university’s sex week. The event was held in the Twin Towers' Studio A, on October, 20th, 2021.

Freshman Baidy Ba runs during the Falcon Invitational in Bowling Green, Ohio on Saturday Oct. 16.

Ba’s first place finish highlights Falcon Invitational for cross country

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor October 18, 2021

Freshman Baidy Ba has only competed in four meets as a college runner, but he already has a first place finish after winning the men’s 8K race at the Falcon Invitational hosted by Bowling Green State...

Farley and Ba highlight second straight cross country meet

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor September 21, 2021

Kent State cross country coach James Croft went into the All-Ohio Championships in Cedarville, Ohio with a race plan designed to boost his runners’ performances and, in turn, raise his team up the scoreboard. But...

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