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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...

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...

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 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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