Cross-country finishes season at NCAA Southeast Regionals

Story by Collin Morris, Staff Writer The men’s and women’s cross-country teams completed their 2016 season with 24th and 20th place finishes respectively at the NCAA Southeast Regional Friday in Earlysville, Virginia. The men’s 24th place finish came among the field of 29 teams, marking the sixth time in seven total races the team has Read More

Cross-country breaks records at Indiana State

Story by Tierra Reese, contributing writer Records were set Saturday for Murray State at the 2016 Pre-National Invitational cross-country meet on the Lavern Gibson Championship course at Indiana State. On the women’s team, Vallery Korir, sophomore from Iten, Kenya, and Mason Swenson, freshman from Phoenix, Arizona, broke records during the first 6K race of the Read More

Cross-country trains for OVC

Story by Tierra Reese, Contributing writer At the Vanderbilt Commodore Classic, the Murray State cross-country team competed during rainy weather conditions. The men ran in their first 8K race of the season and the women ran in the 5K race. The men’s team finished second to last, putting them in 22nd place. The women finished Read More

Cross-country finishes top five

Story by Tierra Reese, Contributing writer At the 2016-17 season opener cross-country meet in Nashville, Tennessee, the Murray State women’s team finished in fourth place and the men in fifth at the Belmont Invitational on Sept. 3. Vallery Korir, junior from Iten, Kenya, and Mason Swenson, freshman from Phoenix, both individually set personal record times Read More

Sisters who run together, stay together

Story by Tierra Reese, Contributing writer For Vallery and Sylvia, they never knew how far running could take them. The Korir sisters from Iten, Kenya, plan to help Murray State’s cross-country team win the OVC Championship this year. Vallery Korir, junior, is the older Korir sister who has been an international student-athlete at Murray State Read More

Friends race for good cause

Story by Mark McFarland, Assistant Sports Editor Doughnuts and running are two things that never go together, but for a few Murray State students and one graduate, it made perfect sense. Last Saturday, senior Lucas Prather and a few of his teammates from the cross-country team competed and finished second in the Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, Read More