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Womens Cross Country

The Oakland City University women's cross country team has competed in the National Finals nine times. The women's cross country team is coached by Will Niederhaus.


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Sep. 2, 2014 - Hanna Guthrie Paces Lady Oaks to Third Place Finish

The Oakland City University women's cross country team opened their season at Principia College on Saturday, August 30, squaring off against Principia, Illinois College and Blackburn College. The host school took the overall team title, while Illinois College placed second.

The top finisher for the Lady Oaks was junior Hanna Guthrie, from Bedford North Lawrence High School in Bedford, Indiana. Her time of 17:25 was good for sixth overall. Also cracking the top ten was Shelby Lindsey, a freshman from Depauw, Indiana, out of North Harrison High School. Lindsey ran the course in 18:22, placing 10th. Whitney Holder, sophomore from Boonville HIgh School in Boonville, Indiana, finished 22 seconds behind Lindsey, placing her 13th in the race, followed by Lauren Davis (freshman, Petersburg, Indiana, Pike Central High School), who crossed the line in 22:13, good for 23rd.

The Lady Oaks will return to the course on Friday, September 5, at the USI Stegemoller Classic, held at Angel Mounds State Park in Evansville, Indiana.

Mar. 1, 2013 - OCU Cross Country to Host Second Annual Run at the Oaks 5K Race

The Oakland City University cross country team will host the second annual Run at the Oaks 5K race on the Oakland City University campus. The event will take place on Saturday, March 16, beginning at 9:00 am.

Registration is open to all ages. The event cost is $20 for early registration, open until March 9, and $25 for registration accepted until the race begins. Checks should be made payable to Oakland City University, with Cross Country in the memo line.

Send completed registration forms to:
138 N Lucretia St.
Oakland City, IN 47660
Attn: Cassidy Nalley

The registration form, with more information, including a race map, may be found here.

Mar. 31, 2012 - OCU Hosts First Annual 5K on the Oakland City University Campus

The Oakland City University men's and women's cross country teams hosted the first annual 5K race on Saturday, March 31. The 39 runners took off from just in front of the Murray Administration building and made a loop around town before finishing between Murray and the Cornwell-Reed Fine Arts Center.

The overall champion was Nick Ivy, finishing with a time of 17:02. Conner Wilson came in second with a time of 18:23, while William Teague came in third at 21:05. Brandon Morton, a freshman member of the Oakland City University men's basketball team, finished fourth, running the course in 21:31, edging out Andy Jones, who came in at 21:39.

Other OCU students and staff who participated in the race were Dr. Jim Pratt (10th, 23:15), Jessica Manges (12th, 23:48), Lenzie Kerchief (16th, 24:20), Whitney Malin (17th, 25:10), Nick Powers (19th, 25:13), and Broch Hayes (27th, 31:34).

Complete field results were:

1. 17:02 - Nick Ivy
2. 18: 23 - Connor Wilson
3. 21:05 - William Teague
4. 21:31 - Brandon Morton
5. 21:39 - Andy Jones
6. 21:45 - Nathan Solis
7. 21:53 - Jason Moore
8. 22:04 - Dave Cochren
9. 23:09 - Paul Truelove
10. 23:15 - Jim Pratt
11. 23:46 - Raul Ramirez
12. 23:48 - Jessica Manges
13. 23:53 - Chris Deering
14. 23:57 - Sam Strange
15. 24:20 - Hunter Ewin
16. 24:20 - Lenzie Kerchief
17. 25:10 - Whitney Malin
18. 25:12 - Andrea Nossett
19. 25:13 - Nick Powers
20. 25:19 - Melissa Garret
21. 26:48 - Jacob Schlottman
22. 28:37 - Glennie Jones
23. 28:54 - Nikki Bradley
24. 28:59 - Maklaine Riley
25. 29:33 - Rhonda Trail
26. 30:27 - Lee Striegel
27. 31:34 - Broch Hayes
28. 32:13 - Darin Nossett
29. 35:09 - Sarah Sandoval
30. 35:15 - Chase Gray
31. 36:33 - Stephanie Perry
32. 36:52 - Morgan Powers
33. 41:20 - Amanda Cramer
34. 43:26 - Limon Nossett
35. 46:28 - Mackenzie Woolsey
36. 46:38 - Kim Young
37. 46:38 - Tracy Powers
38. 46:45 - Shannon Green
39. 47:09 - Carol Kell

Oct 30, 2010 - OCU Fairs Well at Kentucky Christian

Oakland City University's men's and women's cross country teams competed at the 8th annual Late Knight's Run, hosted by Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky. Teams from Taccoa Falls College, Indiana University-East, Cincinnati Christian University, West Virginia Tech, Johnson Bible College and PIkeville College rounded out the field.
There were 40 runners in the men's race. Oakland City placed three in the top twenty, including Kelsey Rowland (7th, 30:13), Clint Wetzel (14th, 31:30) and Gare Bozeman (19th, 32:44). Mat Murphy finished 25th with a time of 35:46. The men ran an 8k race, consisting of rough terrain, rolling hills, off-road trails, mud, gravel and pavement.
There were 36 participants in the women's race. Oakland City's Falon DeVore led the entire race, winning by a comfortable 200-300 meters in her last regular season race in a time of 20:50. Alishaa Green placed 14th with a time of 25:16 and Sarah Sigman came in 16th with a time of 25:26.
Next up for the OCU cross country teams is the NCCAA D-I National Championships, held on November 13th in Cedarville, OH.

May 27, 2010 - OCU Hosting 5K Run

The OCU Cross Country teams hosted a 5K run on Saturday July 10th, 2010 at Prides Creek in Petersburg, IN. Race time was at 11am EST. There is an entry fee of $20 for runners entering before June 28th, and a fee of $25 for runners entering after June 28th.