OXFORD, Ala. – The Owls men’s cross-country team bested six teams and the women outpaced four teams during the 2019 Jacksonville State University Foothill Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 5. The men outran several NCAA Division II and NAIA schools including Lane College, Rust College, and Tuskegee University and one NCAA Division I school Kennesaw State. The women's team overcame Miles College, Shorter University, Lane, and Rust.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Freshman Jonathan Mathis leads the pack in the Owls first 8k run of the season at the Rhodes Cross Country Invitational Saturday morning at Shelby Farm in Memphis Tenn. With a combined time of 2:47:09 and a score of 676, the Owls completed the race in 21st place. The Owls missed out placing the University of Arkansas – Monticello by one point.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Owls men’s cross country team outpaced NAIA-opponent Tougaloo College to finish eighth in the Allstate Cross Country Sugar Bowl Festival Saturday morning. The W found its stride on the course to record 203 points and an average time of 19:28.
CLINTON, Miss. – The W men’s cross-country team finished tenth with 253 points, 205 behind first-place University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff to start the season on Friday at the 5,000-meter Mississippi College Season Opener.
CLINTON, Miss – The Owls men’s and women’s cross country team will kick-off the 2019 season at the Mississippi College Season Opener at Choctaw Trails on Friday, Aug. 30.
COLUMBUS, Miss. - Dedrick Burnett was named as the assistant coach for the Owls cross country and track and field programs. Burnett joins The W staff after spending seven years in Jackson, Miss. as the equipment manager and graduate assistant coach at Jackson State University and a volunteer coach with the Mississippi Trackstars summer track club for youth athletes ages 6-18.
SMITH STATION, Ala. – The Owls men’s cross country team traveled to Smith Station, Ala. to compete in the 15th Annual Cougar Classic Cross Country Meet hosted by Columbus State University. The W participated in an early morning 8k to place fourth in the competition.
CLINTON, Miss. - The Owls men’s and women’s cross country team competed in the Mississippi College Invitational on October 13. The men ran an 8k and the women ran a 6k.
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The W Athletic staff has selected Jabari Williams as the October Renasant Athlete of the Month. Jabari has exemplified the four core values of Owls Athletics: Academics, Community, Life, and Athletics.