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Men’s XC Recap

Anjelica Ortiz October 24, 2019

Augustana Vikings Men’s Cross Country team has started the 2019 season off on a high note. As a team they have placed in the upper tier in their first few meets with their last meet at Wisconsin- Oshkosh...

Newest Leaders are Taking Men’s Cross Country on a Route to Success

Margaret Cecilio September 26, 2019

New leadership is underweigh on the men's cross country team with senior captains, Justin Verlinden and Cameron Shotton, and second year head coach, Jake Shaver. Coach Shaver, an Alumni of Augustana, is...

Head coach Jake Shaver talks to his team.

Jake Shaver begins first season at Augustana

Madison Williams October 18, 2018

Throughout his 52-year career as men’s cross country and track head coach, there was always the thought “What if Paul Olsen retires?” When Olsen announced his retirement in 2017, the questioned shifted...

Cross country first-years run into top seven

Sarah Major September 27, 2018

Ranked tenth in the region entering the week, the Augustana men’s cross country team took third at their home meet, the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational, on Friday, Sept. 21. The women’s team placed sixth...

The Mens XC team does their warmup laps. Photo by Ian Murrin.

Cross Country teams start season strong

Clint Ugolini September 13, 2018

Augustana's cross country teams competed at their second meets of the year on Saturday, September 8th at the Luther All-American Invitational. The men finished fifth out of ten teams, and the women did...

Cross Country Ready for CCIW Championships

October 19, 2017

On October 28th, the men and women's cross country teams head to Warrenville, Illinois for the CCIW Championships. Both teams have had a lot of success this year, finishing among the top schools in their...

Junior Brandon Wilkerson sprints the final leg of his race on Friday. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Augustana cross country teams finish strong at home meet

September 28, 2017

Even with the above 90 degree heat, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams were able to place well at their only regular season home meet for this year. The men placed 6th of 16 teams, and...

Mitchell Johnson (18) runs a corner at Luther Colleges course last week.

Men’s cross country gears up for home invitational

September 14, 2017

After a promising start to the season with a first place finish at the WIU Early Bird Invitational, the Augustana men's cross country team followed up with another strong performance at the Luther All-American...

Osing represents Vikings at championships

December 3, 2016

Senior, and captain, Tanner Osing completed his cross country career as a Viking on a high note on November, 19th in Louisville, Kentucky. Osing came in at 42nd place at the NCAA Division III National...

Men’s xc hope for strong finish at Olivet

September 29, 2016

After finishing fifth at their home meet this past Friday, the men’s cross country team is preparing for their next meet, the Olivet Nazarene Invitational, in Bourbonnais, Illinois this Friday. The team...

Men's and women's cross country finish in the top 10 at home meet

Matthew McKay September 23, 2016

Augustana men's and women's cross country teams competed in the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational Friday afternoon with the men's team placing fifth and women's team placing sixth. The men's team was lead...

Men's cross country earns second place in Grinnell

September 10, 2016

Men’s cross country came in second this weekend at the 55th Les Duke Invitational at Grinnell College. Augustana finished with of 78 points in the 8K race, which was 25 points behind first-place Wartburg...

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