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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...

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...

Women’s XC outruns men’s team for first time all season as MAC finale looms closer

James Goddard, Reporter October 17, 2022

Cross country coach James Croft said, “The women were definitely the highlight of the weekend.” The Kent State women’s program placed sixth out of 13 teams in the 6k race at the Falcon Invitational...

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...

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...

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...

Steam outage to shut off hot water on campus Sept. 17

Naudia Harris Reporter September 17, 2021

Students were notified about an emergency steam shutdown taking place on campus, to fix up a minor leak on Sept. 17. It is advised that they plan to clean up the day before to avoid any disturbance in...

Kent State cross country sees two top-five finishers in opening meet

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor September 6, 2021

Sophomore Joe Farley finished fourth in the men's four-mile race with a time of 19:50.4. Freshman Baidy Ba, competing in his first race at the college level, was directly behind him. Ba placed fifth with...

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