Cross Country headlines

  • Cross Country Athlete, Coach of the Year announced
    November 29, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –Purdue Fort Wayne’s Emma Rafuse and South Dakota’s Eldon Warner continue to take home the hardware for their respective performances during the 2018 cross country season as they were named the women’s and men’s Cross Country Athletes of the Year.
  • Purdue Fort Wayne's Rafuse clocks Summit League's second-best time at Cross Country Nationals
    November 17, 2018
    MADISON, Wis. – No Summit League student-athlete has ever run an NCAA Women's Cross Country National Championship course faster than Emma Rafuse.
  • Cross Country Academic All-League Teams announced
    November 13, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –A total of ten Summit League cross country student-athletes, five men and five women, have been selected to the 2018 Academic All-League Team as voted on by a panel of Faculty Athletic Representatives and Sports Information Directors from the league’s member institutions.
  • An NCAA Championship individual bid and a No. 6 team finish highlight Summit League Cross Country at NCAA Regionals
    November 09, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –The 2018 Summit League Cross Country Female Champion Emma Rafuse of Purdue Fort Wayne punched her ticket to the NCAA Cross Country Championships, while South Dakota, the 2018 Summit League Women’s Champions, had the best team finish among Summit League participants taking sixth at the Midwest Regional.
  • Five Things to Know: NCAA Cross Country Regionals
    November 08, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –All eight of The Summit League cross country teams will represent the league at a pair of NCAA Regional Championships Friday, No. 9, with a berth to the NCAA Championships on the line.
  • Cross Country pair run away with October Athletes of the Month
    November 06, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –A duo of senior cross country runners claimed the October Summit League Athlete of the Month honors announced by league officials Tuesday.
  • USD Women, SDSU Men repeat, again, as Cross Country Summit League Champions
    October 27, 2018
    OMAHA, Neb.–South Dakota’s women, ranked No. 4 in the Midwest Region, and South Dakota State’s men, ranked No. 11 in the Midwest, captured The Summit League Cross Country Championships Saturday at Miracle Hill Golf and Tennis in Omaha, Neb.
  • Cross Country Championships Set for Saturday
    October 25, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –The 2018 Summit League Cross Country Championships will be hosted Saturday at Miracle Hill Golf and Tennis in Omaha, Neb.
  • Cayo, Rafuse named Cross Country Athletes of the Week
    October 16, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –For the second week in a row, South Dakota State’s Chase Cayo and Purdue Fort Wayne’s Emma Rafuse were named The Summit League Cross Country Male and Female Athletes of the Week, respectively.
  • Cayo, Rafuse garner Athlete of the Week awards
    October 02, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –South Dakota State junior Chase Cayo and Purdue Fort Wayne senior Emma Rafuse picked up The Summit League Cross Country Male and Female Athletes of the Week after posting league-leading times in each of their, respective, races.
  • Golden Eagle newcomers receive weekly accolades
    September 25, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –Oral Roberts’ freshmen Braden Clapp and Sharon Jepkemoi tabbed The Summit League Cross Country Male and Female Athletes of the Week after competing in the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark. this past weekend. More than 860 runners competed in the festival this year, with 100 teams taking the course.
  • Peters, Rafuse take home Athlete of the Week accolades
    September 18, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –South Dakota State sophomore Gabe Peters and Purdue Fort Wayne senior Emma Rafuse have been named The Summit League Cross Country Male and Female Athletes of the Week, respectively. Both Peters and Rafuse had top-ten finishes in races featuring nationally-ranked opponents this past weekend.
  • Arrington, Romero tab Athlete of the Week honors
    September 11, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts’ Tyler Arrington and Jessica Romero take home The Summit League Cross Country Male and Female Athlete of the Week accolades, respectively,  after their performances this past weekend. These are the first weekly awards for both Arrington and Romero.
  • Kottsick, Billington pick up first Athlete of the Week honors of the season
    September 04, 2018
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – North Dakota State’s Evan Kottsick and South Dakota’s Megan Billington garnered The Summit League Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors for their respective performances during the season-opening weekend. This marks the first honor for Kottsick, while Billington picked up her second.
  • South Dakota State men, South Dakota women favorites for The Summit League title
    August 20, 2018
    The Summit League’s cross country head coaches tabbed South Dakota State’s men and South Dakota’s women as the preseason favorites.