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Cross country is all about timing

(10/30/14 11:21pm)

This year, luck has worked in favor Central Michigan University’s men’s cross country team. Without graduating any key athletes, the maroon and gold gained an outstanding transfer student, Silas Dekalita, and two highly competitive freshmen, Joseph Emmanuel and Alec Toreki.It has been ten years since the men have won a MAC title, and this is the year they can get it back.

CMU runners head to Notre Dame

(10/02/14 7:06pm)

After solid performances Saturday at the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota, the Central Michigan University cross-country team has set its sights on the Mid-American Conference championship and beyond.The men are seated eighth in the Great Lakes region and sit behind seventh-ranked Eastern Michigan University, the only other ranked MAC team.“If we do better at Notre Dame, this could be the year we finally knock Eastern off,” said head coach Matt KaczorDespite tough heat and high humidity in Falcon Heights, the Chippewas’ top three runners, Nate Ghena, Spencer Nousain and Ethan Lievense, were reintroduced to competition after several weeks of training.Ghena had an outstanding race, placing 37th overall and finishing with a time of 25:43.8.

Track star Tecumseh Adams released from program for academic issues

(07/10/12 1:37pm)

Sophomore Tecumseh Adams has been released from the Central Michigan cross-country team due to being academically ineligible following the spring semester. Adams was CMU’s best runner last year, finishing 69th in the NCAA championships. Director of cross country Willie Randolph was not available for comment but released a statement through athletic communications. "Tecumseh Adams was declared academically ineligible following the spring semester, and has subsequently been released from the track and field and cross-country program,” Randolph said in a statement.

Cross country runners join the track team, last shot at a MAC title

(01/17/12 5:26pm)

Willie Randolph stood on the track beside Matt Kaczor and the two shouted, waved their arms and encouraged runners passing by. “Get there, get by them,” the director of track and field, Randolph, yelled along with his assistant coach, Kaczor. That was Friday, when the Central Michigan men’s and women’s track and field teams both finished in first place over Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Macomb Community College and Aquinas College. Randolph and Kaczor know it’s another season to aim for a Mid-American Conference championship.

Men's and women's cross-country travel to MAC championships Saturday

(10/28/11 8:30am)

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams travel to Muncie, Ind. Saturday, competing in the Mid-American Conference championships. The men look to improve on last year’s eighth place finish. Director of cross-country and track and field Willie Randolph understands what the MAC championships are. “It means focus and an opportunity to get things done,” he said.