Cross Country

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Cross Country season begins

By: Matt Stainbrook ~Guest Writer~ The Xavier men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Queen City Invitational this past Friday, finishing fifth and second respectively. The race took place at Kingswood Park in Mason, Ohio, and was hosted by Northern Kentucky University. As the season was beginning both teams were looking for strong … Continue reading

Cross country looks for a fast start at this season’s opening meet

By: Matt Stainbrook ~Guest Writer~ Xavier men’s and women’s cross country looks to improve from last year after losing a big senior class including NCAA National Championship qualifier Clare Fischer. Also, the men’s team lost Tom Ohlman, who earned NCAA All-Region honors his junior year before missing his senior year due to injury. The men’s … Continue reading

Fischer’s last race

By: Tim Wilmes Senior cross country standout Clare Fischer competed in the NCAA Championship meet held in Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 23. Fischer finished 203rd overall with a time of 22:06.3 against a group of the nation’s top runners. The four-year Xavier star recently recorded her personal best time of 20:47 at the Great … Continue reading

Fischer twins lead XUXC

By: Chris Behler This past weekend the Xavier men’s and women’s cross country teams participated in the Great Lakes Regional meet in Madison, Wisc. The men finished 26th overall with junior Corey Zielinski leading the way, finishing 119th in 33:19. Junior Connor Buchholz (133rd, 33:32), senior Spencer Liechty (137th, 33:35) and freshmen Carter Macey (150th, … Continue reading

XUXC runs well in Big East race

By: Chris Behler The Xavier men and women’s cross country teams have shown adaptability this season. With a conference consisting of new teams to compete with in the newly formed Big East, these two squads have had to adjust to some inevitable adversity with a higher set of expectations going forward. They have not disappointed. … Continue reading

Cross country running well

By: Chris Behler tourThe National Catholic Invitational, held this past weekend at Notre Dame, proved to be one of the strongest races yet this season for Xavier’s cross country program. The women’s team finished second overall among Division I schools, and the men finished eighth overall and second out of the Big East teams at … Continue reading

Cross country excels in Queen City Invitational

By: Chris Behler The men’s and women’s cross country teams had high expectations for the 32nd annual Queen City Invitational this past weekend. The teams exceeded their goals at the meet as the Xavier women, led by senior individual titlist Abby Fischer, took first place as a team. The men also placed sixth on the … Continue reading

Cross Country sets quick starting pace

By: Chris Behler The Xavier men and women’s cross country teams began their seasons with a bang this past Saturday at the Flyer 5K. This year could be a predominantly freshmen-led season as both the men and women’s teams had outstanding freshmen performances over the weekend. Freshman Jordan Shepherd was the standout performer for the … Continue reading

Cross Country hopes for hot start out of the gate

By: Chris Behler After two top 20 finishes at regionals this past season (men–19th and women–13th), both the men and women’s teams are looking to pick up right where they left off. Leading the women this year will be twin sisters Clare and Abby Fischer; both of whom earned their places in the Xavier history … Continue reading

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