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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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