Hannah Kendall to Lead Cross Country and Track Program

Published on January 16, 2015 - TeamStarting in the Fall of 2015, the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country program will have a new head coach in Hannah Kendall. Kendall aims to continue to build on what has already been done over the first three years of the cross country program that has seen three national qualifiers. She emphasizes the importance of … Read More »

2014 Cross Country in Review

Published on December 15, 2014 - IMG_4106The 2014 Barclay College Cross Country season produced several personal best times for new and returning runners. Athletes took on tough courses throughout Kansas this year. Competing in Sterling, Hutchinson, Hillsboro, and Hays, Barclay runners were provided ample opportunities for runners to show their love for the Lord and for others. 2014 Women Runners included; … Read More »

Tabor College Hosts Bears Cross Country

Published on September 30, 2014 - KaylaBarclay College Cross Country ran at the Tabor Invite in Hillsboro, KS this past weekend. On a picture perfect day for a cross country meet, the Bears were given the opportunity to run on a well-designed course against some great competition from around Kansas. Even though the women’s team competed without their national qualifier, Senior Katelyn Ogle, … Read More »

Bears Cross Country Runs in Hutchinson

Published on September 16, 2014 - athletics56On Saturday, September 13th the Barclay College Cross Country team ran at the Romp at the Ridge, sponsored by Hutchinson Community College. It was a perfect day for a meet with low-50 degree weather at the start of the race. Thirteen teams were there including Barclay College. It was a hilly, tough course and although there … Read More »

Two CC Runners Heading to New York

Published on September 8, 2014 - The Barclay College Men’s & Women’s Cross Country teams went to Sterling College (Sterling, KS) on Friday, September 5 to compete in the Warrior Fest Invitational. In spite of some wind, the day turned out to be ideal for running. Four women’s runners and four men’s runners competed against Sterling College, Central Christian College (McPherson, … Read More »

2014-15 BC Athletic Schedules Released

Published on August 6, 2014 - BC-AthleticsThe 2014-15 Barclay College Athletics schedules were recently released. This year the Bears will compete in Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Soccer, and Men’s and Women’s Cross Country in the fall and Men’s and Women’s Basketball in the winter. In Spring 2015, the Bears will also explore regional competitions for Men’s and Women’s Track and Field. At … Read More »

Two Cross Country Runners Qualify for Nationals

Published on September 30, 2013 - On Saturday, September 28th, the Barclay Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams competed in their second race of the season. The event took place in Newton, KS, and was hosted by Tabor College. The women’s 5k race came first. Lady bears’ Katrina Barber, Brandi Brown, Katelyn Ogle and Caitlin Young each ran personal record (PR) … Read More »

Cross Country Competes in First Meet

Published on September 10, 2013 - Barclay College Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams competed in Wichita, KS on Saturday, September 7th. Friends University hosted the meet and created a course that consisted of many long hills and stretches of uneven surfaces of sand. Being the first meet of the season, both teams set out to achieve their first time marks. They … Read More »

Fall Sports Gear Up for 2013

Published on August 6, 2013 - On August 10th, many of our Fall athletes will begin arriving on campus to begin training for their 2013 seasons. It will be a week of skills, conditioning, and team building as they construct a foundation for what’s to come. Cross Country is up and running again! Wendy Williams will be leading the men’s and … Read More »

BC Cross Country Up and Running

Published on April 11, 2013 - Following the 2011 inaugural cross country season at Barclay College, it was thought to be in the best interest of the college and the cross country program to utilize the 2012-13 academic school year to focus on recruiting in order to build a solid foundation for the program. To lead the way, Wendy Williams has … Read More »




Head Coach: Hannah Kendall

Starting in the Fall of 2015, the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country program will have a new head coach in Hannah Kendall. Kendall aims to continue to build on what has already been done over the first three years of the cross country program that has seen three national qualifiers. She emphasizes the importance of attracting competitive runners that will continue to raise the standard of excellence within the sport.

Kendall competed on the Varsity Cross Country and Track and Field teams at North Bend High School, Oregon and then at NAIA Division II George Fox University (Newberg, OR). Her 1991 Women’s Cross Country Team was inducted into the GFU Sports Hall of Fame in 2001 for their 5th place finish at the NAIA National Championships as well as their fourth consecutive top 10 national finish. Following a successful collegiate running career, she also served as an assistant track coach at Haviland High School (Haviland, KS).

Her coaching philosophy consists of emphasizing athletes to work toward personal goals within the team setting. She explains that in endurance running, a team can improve and enjoy each other by pushing each other and encouraging each other to reach both personal and team goals. In such a mentally grueling sport, it requires athletes to push beyond limits of pain nearly every day in training and the odds of success are greatly increased if the individuals approach the sport with a team mindset.

She is married to Sports Ministry Chair and Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Ryan Kendall, and they have three teenage daughters. She has been a stay-at-home mom, homeschooled for many years, opened and ran Origins Coffeehouse as a ministry to BC students and the Haviland community for three years, teaches art classes, provides leadership for both the children’s ministry and the Outreach Team at Haviland Friends Church, substitute teaches, helped launch, and now directs, BC’s Juniors Global, and serves on MAYM’s Missions Mobilizer Board.