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2019-20 Men's Cross Country News - Milligan - Milligan

2019-20 Men's Cross Country News

  • Milligan ranks No. 9 in Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings
    December 05, 2019
    After strong finishes from the men’s and women’s cross-country teams at the NAIA national championships, the Milligan College Athletic Department earned the No. 9 ranking in the NAIA Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup fall standings.
  • Baker All-American, Buffs 14th nationally
    November 22, 2019
    Junior Nathan Baker can add NAIA Cross Country All-American to his long list of accomplishments with the No. 15 Milligan College men’s cross country and track & field program. A track national champion over the indoor 3000 meters and the 2019 Appalachian Athletic Conference Runner of the Year, Baker led Milligan to a 14th-place finish at the NAIA Cross Country National Championship Friday at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
  • No. 15 men head to national championship with high expectations
    November 21, 2019
    With the Appalachian Athletic Conference runner of the year, league runner-up and team AAC championship-winning squad, the No. 15 Milligan College men’s cross country team will finish the 2019 season at the 64th annual NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championship. The race is set for Friday, Nov. 22, at 10:30 a.m. local time/1:30 p.m. EST.
  • Baker, Layne earn USTFCCCA Regional Recognition
    November 14, 2019
    Awards keep rolling in for the No. 15 Milligan College cross-country team. After winning the Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship title for the third time in the last five years, junior Nathan Baker was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association South Region Men’s Runner of the Year while Head Coach Chris Layne earned South Region Men’s Coach of the Year.
  • Buffs move up to No. 4 in national poll
    November 12, 2019
    A strong finish at the Appalachian Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship helped the Milligan College women make another significant move in the national spotlight. After landing runner-up to No. 1 SCAD Atlanta by two points, the Buffs moved to No. 4 in the latest national poll.
  • Baker, Buffs win AAC Championship
    November 09, 2019
    Junior Nathan Baker earned Appalachian Athletic Conference Runner of the Year, and the No. 15 Milligan College men’s cross country team won the AAC Championship Saturday morning at Boling Park. This marked the third time in the last five years Milligan won the AAC title on the men’s side.
  • No. 15 Buffs’ sights set on AAC Championship
    November 07, 2019
    Much will be on the line in Canton, Georgia, Saturday morning when the nationally ranked Milligan College cross-country teams head to the Appalachian Athletic Conference Championships.
  • DeWolf, Baker sweep AAC Runner of the Week
    October 28, 2019
    Two record book-altering runs led Milligan College’s Avery DeWolf and Nathan Baker to a sweep of the Appalachian Athletic Conference Cross-Country Runner of the Week award. The AAC office announced the awards Monday afternoon for the week ending Oct. 27.
  • Nationally ranked Buffs dominate on Tweetsie Trail
    October 25, 2019
    In a meet which pitted two nationally ranked cross-country programs against one another, Milligan College came out on top in both the women’s race and the men’s race.
  • Buffs, Cavs to clash on Tweetsie Friday
    October 23, 2019
    Two nationally recognized cross-country programs will face off in a head-to-head meet Friday as Milligan College and Montreat College compete in the Dual at Tweetsie Trail.
  • Cross-country maintains high rankings in national polls
    October 17, 2019
    Both the Milligan College women’s and men’s cross-country teams kept a high national ranking according to the latest NAIA coaches top 25 poll. The women remained in the top 10 for the seventh consecutive week, polling in at No. 7. The men landed this week at No. 13, marking 47 straight weeks inside the top 20.
  • Buffs make another big move in national polls
    October 04, 2019
    Race times and national rankings continue to get lower and lower for Milligan College’s cross-country teams. After a successful weekend which saw both the women and men finish runner-up in a large field loaded with tough competition, Milligan’s women moved to No. 6 while Milligan’s men moved to No. 12 according to the latest NAIA coaches top 25 poll.
  • Mardis, Baker named AAC Runner of the Week
    September 30, 2019
    Gabrielle Mardis and Nathan Baker, finishing fourth and ninth respectively in their races, led their team to an Appalachian Athletic Conference level win and runner-up finish in their meet heavy with NCAA Divisions I and II teams last week. Each running one of the fastest race times in Milligan history, Mardis and Baker were both recognized as AAC runner of the week for their stellar performance this past Friday at the Queen City Invitational.
  • Baker, Buffs finish strong at Queen City
    September 27, 2019
    Nathan Baker and three other Buffs earned a top 20 finish to help the No. 16 Milligan College men’s cross-country team earn runner-up at the Queen City Invitational Friday at McAlpine Creek Park. Baker landed eighth individually with a personal best time of 25:30.
  • Women move to No. 9, men hold steady in national poll
    September 19, 2019
    Undefeated seasons so far for both Milligan College cross country teams have helped the Buffaloes continue to receive national attention according to the latest NAIA coaches top 25 polls, released Thursday. The women moved up eight spots into the top 10 at No. 9 while the men rank No. 16.
  • Multiple Buffs pick up AAC weekly awards
    September 16, 2019
    Four Milligan College athletes picked up Appalachian Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week awards for the week ending Sept. 15. Roberto Fernandez Garrido from men’s soccer, Nathan Baker from men’s cross country, and Kellee Geren and Julie Dockery from women’s volleyball all were awarded.
  • Buffs run to victory in historic home race
    September 13, 2019
    Both the No. 15 men and No. 17 women of the Milligan College cross country program ran an excellent race in the college’s first event on campus in its 20-year history. In a dual meet against Appalachian Athletic Conference member Tennessee Wesleyan, Milligan ran away with the victory on both sides.
  • Buffs host historic home event Friday
    September 12, 2019
    For the first time in its 20-year history, Milligan College cross-country will host a race on campus. The meet, Dual at Buffalo Creek, will pit the Buffaloes against the Bulldogs of Tennessee Wesleyan University. Action starts Friday at 6 p.m. with the women’s race followed by the men’s race at 6:30 p.m.
  • Bell, Crow win AAC runner of the week
    September 09, 2019
    After leading their respective nationally ranked squads to victory in the first race of the season, Milligan College’s Hannah Bell and Jake Crow have been named Appalachian Athletic Conference runners of the week. The announcement was made Monday for the week ending Sept. 8.
  • No. 15 Buffs open season with win
    September 06, 2019
    Five Buffs landed in the top 11 on the way to a victory for the No. 15 Milligan College men’s cross country team Friday night. Freshman Jake Crow led the way with a third-place individual finish as Milligan took the crown at the Zaxby’s Open, hosted by Tusculum University.
  • Buffs lining up stout squad for 2019
    September 04, 2019
    Following a 17th-place finish at the NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championship last season and a preseason national ranking of No. 15 this season, Milligan College’s men’s cross country team looks to have another strong season in 2019.
  • Cross-country teams recognized in preseason NAIA poll
    August 29, 2019
    The NAIA has released preseason coaches top 25 polls for cross country, and Milligan College ranks No. 15 on the men’s side and No. 17 on the women’s side.
  • 12 Milligan teams earn NAIA scholar award
    July 16, 2019
    The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Monday that 12 Milligan teams earned the distinction for Scholar-Teams for the 2018-19 academic year. These 12 teams were among 1,939 total teams across the NAIA recognized with this award.
  • Cross-country/track & field signs elite class
    July 03, 2019
    A handful of top-tier talent, a few local products and several notable athletes from Tennessee highlight the 2019 signing class for Milligan College cross-country and track & field. Chris Layne, who recently completed his 20th season as Milligan head coach, made the announcement Wednesday.
  • Milligan finishes No. 31 in Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings
    July 02, 2019
    Led by the men’s cross country/track & field program which finished No. 6 nationally in program of the year standings, Milligan College Athletics earned a final position of No. 31 in the Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings.