2018 ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country News

  • Azaria Kirwa Places 81st at NCAA Men's Cross Country Championship
    November 17, 2018
    MADISON, Wis. - Racing on a snow-covered course, Liberty senior Azaria Kirwa wrapped up his collegiate cross country career with an 81st-place finish in the men's 10K, Saturday at the 2018 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course.
  • Liberty's Kirwa Earns NCAA Championship Spot; First for #ASUNXC Since 2012
    November 10, 2018
    LYNCHBURG, Va. - Liberty senior Azaria Kirwa has earned a spot on the men's 10K starting line at the 2018 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, it was announced Saturday afternoon.
  • KSU Tabs McDaniel to Lead Track and Field, Cross Country Programs
    November 08, 2018
    KENNESAW, Ga. – Cale McDaniel, who led the Western Carolina University track and field and cross country programs the past two years, has been named director of track & field and cross country at Kennesaw State University, Director of Athletics Milton Overton announced on Thursday (Nov. 8).
  • Liberty's Kirwa Highlights ASUN Men's Cross Country All-Academic Team
    November 07, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Liberty's Azaria Kirwa followed up his victory at the 2018 ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country Championship by being tabbed the Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year, announced Wednesday by the league office. Kirwa becomes the first Flames Men's Cross Country runner to win the award.
  • Ospreys Capture Second #ASUNXC Title; Liberty's Kirwa Wins Runner of the Year
    October 25, 2018
    BRONX, N.Y. - North Florida captured its second ASUN title in three seasons, as the Ospreys won the 40th running of the ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country Championship on Friday afternoon. Liberty's Azaria Kirwa collected his fourth meet victory of the season as his time of 25:03.7 bested the field of 71 runners.
  • 40th Edition of #ASUNXC Men's Championship Set For Friday in the Bronx
    October 24, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The 40th running of the ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country Championship takes place on Friday, Oct. 26th as NJIT hosts the event at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y. The men's race takes place at 12 PM ET with all nine teams taking to the course
  • Kirwa Nabs Fourth #ASUNXC Runner of the Week Honor in 2018
    October 17, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Liberty's Azaria Kirwa becomes the first ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country student-athlete since 2014 to win four Runner of the Week honors in a single season after his recent performance, announced Wednesday by the league office.
  • Kirwa's 19th-Place Finish Headlines Flames' Day at Pre-Nationals
    October 13, 2018
    MADISON, WIS. - Liberty senior All-American Azaria Kirwa continued his strong 2018 season on Saturday, placing 19th in the men's 8K white race at the Wisconsin Pre-Nationals. Meanwhile, sophomore Noel Palmer came in a team-best 65th in the women's 6K cardinal race at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course.
  • Lipscomb Closes Out Regular Season with Two Wins at Evansville Invite
    October 13, 2018
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Lipscomb cross country team dominated the Evansville Invitation on Saturday as the Bisons swept both the men’s and women’s team and individual titles.
  • @FGCU_XC Men Place First, Women Second at the USF Invitational
    October 12, 2018
    TAMPA, Fla. – In the final tune-up before the ASUN Championships in two weeks, the FGCU cross country teams posted strong outings as the men's side took home first place with the women's team garnering second overall Friday evening.
  • Third Meet Win Gives Liberty's Kirwa His Third #ASUNXC Recognition
    October 03, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - For the third time in the 2018 season, Liberty's Azaria Kirwa garnered the ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week accolade, announced Wednesday by the league office.
  • Kirwa, Palmer & Liberty Men Triumph at Queen City Invite
    September 29, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Liberty enjoyed a most successful afternoon at Friday's Queen City Invite at McAlpine Creek Park. Senior All-American Azaria Kirwa won the men's 8K in 23:53 for his third consecutive victory to begin the 2018 season, leading the Flames' 1-2-3-4 sweep of the individual standings. As a result, Liberty ran away with the men's team championship by 97 points (18-115) over runner-up Embry-Riddle in a field of 30 squads.
  • Melly Breaks Stetson 8K Record; Garners #ASUNXC Weekly Runner Award
    September 26, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Stetson's Hillary Melly secured the first ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week honor for the Hatters since the 2015 season after his run at the Mountain Dew Invitational, announced Wednesday by the league office.
  • Kirwa Picks Up Second #ASUNXC Weekly Honor of the 2018 Season
    September 19, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Liberty's Azaria Kirwa earned his second ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week honor as the senior runner grabbed his second-straight meet victory of the 2018 season, announced Wednesday by the league office.
  • Liberty's Kirwa Named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week
    September 18, 2018
    LYNCHBURG, Va. - Liberty senior All-American Azaria Kirwa has been named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week for NCAA Division I men's cross country, thanks to his individual title at Friday's Iona College Meet of Champions.
  • Liberty's Kirwa Triumphs at Iona for Second-Straight Meet Victory
    September 14, 2018
    BRONX, N.Y. - Liberty All-American Azaria Kirwa won his second straight race to start the 2018 season, Friday morning at Van Cortlandt Park. The senior took top honors in 25:01.0 in the men's 8K during Friday morning's 24th Annual Br. John "Paddy" Doyle/Iona College Meet of Champions.
  • Griffith & Morken Share #ASUNXC Runner of the Week Accolade
    September 12, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Lipscomb's Silas Griffith & North Florida's Nick Morken shared the ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week honors after top runs this past weekend, announced Wednesday by the league office.
  • Lipscomb Men Dominate in NYC; Griffth & Bisons Win Fordham Fiasco
    September 08, 2018
    NEW YORK – It was a dominant day for the Lipscomb cross country squad as the Bisons trip to New York City for the Fordham Invite produced two team and two individual titles.
  • North Florida Tops Florida & Wins Home Meet; Morken Grabs First Place
    September 08, 2018
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The North Florida men's cross country team defeated Florida for the second consecutive season to win the UNF XC Invitational by a margin of 23 points. The Ospreys placed four runners in the top-10, led by Nick Morken with a second-place finish and a time of 15:24.23.
  • North Alabama's Justin Watson Wins UAH Charger Invitational
    September 08, 2018
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Justin Watson and Peyton Ewoldt finished first and second individually to lead the University of North Alabama men's cross country team to a second place finish at the 2018 UAH Chargers Cross Country Invitational the Sharon Johnston Park.
  • Liberty's Kirwa Opens Season with Program's First #ASUNXC Weekly Accolade
    September 05, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Liberty's Azaria Kirwa collected the first edition of the ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for the 2018 season, announced Wednesday by the league office.
  • Eagles & Flames Grab Meet Titles; Kirwa Wins VT Invite 6K
    September 04, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - FGCU & Liberty captured team titles on the opening weekend of competition for ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country teams as the Eagles won the FAU Invitational and the Flames garnered the Virginia Tech Invitational.
  • 40th Year of ASUN Men's Cross Country Hits the Starting Line
    August 30, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The 40th season of ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country action hears the starter's pistol on Friday with six league squads hitting four different courses. Three conference teams were ranked in the initial USTFCCCA Regional Polls with Liberty (7th; Southeast Region), Lipscomb (7th; South Region) & North Florida (10th; South Region).
  • Bisons & Ospreys Share No. 1 Spot; Liberty's Kirwa Tabbed Top Runner
    August 29, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Lipscomb and North Florida shared the top honor in the ASUN Conference Men's Cross Country Preseason Coaches Poll after the Bisons and Ospreys captured the last two conference championship titles. Liberty's Azaria Kirwa secured the ASUN Preseason Men's Cross Country Runner of the Year as voted on by the league coaches.
  • Vote for the 2018 ASUN Cross Country Fan-Voted Awards on Facebook
    August 27, 2018
    ATLANTA, Ga. -  The ASUN Conference wants to hear the fan voice for the 2018 Preseason Cross Country Awards. Go to our Facebook Page to vote.
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