XC Coach Kendall Resigns; Kregar Steps In

Published on May 6, 2016 - untitled6Just a few months ago, Barclay College cross country coach Hannah Kendall masterfully qualified two runners for the NCCAA Division II national meet held in Houghton, New York in just her first year at the helm. This summer, however, Kendall and her family will not be preparing to coach another year at BC, but will be beginning ... Read More »

BC Track and Field Gains Momentum

Published on April 25, 2016 - IMG_1345Over the past two years the athletic department has made significant steps in starting track and field. After gaining interest from the student body and attempting to assist the off-season development of the cross country program, training started in the spring of 2015. Once again, this winter, interest for track and field continued to grow and ... Read More »

Camp Earns Cross Country All-American

Published on November 14, 2015 - 20151114_122155Saturday morning freshman Noah Camp (Winfield, Kans.) and junior Katy Vanderploeg (Haviland, Kans.) braved the northeastern cold and represented Barclay College in Houghton, NY for the National Christian College Athletic Association national meet. Camp entered the race with a top ten qualifying time while Vanderploeg used a personal record run to qualify late in the season. ... Read More »

Two CC Runners Qualify for NY

Published on October 27, 2015 - 20151024_105827The BC Cross Country team competed in ideal running conditions Saturday at the Southwestern Mid States NAIA Invitational (Winfield, Kans.). Competing against 22 teams, the Bears ran seasons’ best times on the fast and grassy trails. Although the start of the women’s race was delayed by 45 minutes, junior Katy Vanderploeg (Haviland, Kans.) remained focused ... Read More »

BC Cross Country at Marion County

Published on September 30, 2015 - 20150925_174520 (2)The Barclay College cross country team competed in a meet hosted by Tabor College this last weekend at Marion County Reservoir. With humid temperatures, soft footing and an uphill finish, the course proved challenging. Freshman Noah Camp (Winfield, Kans.) represented the Bears in the men’s 8k race with a finishing time of 31:30. This is ... Read More »

Freshman Runner Qualifies for Nationals

Published on September 13, 2015 - 11988709_10153683251308408_7147445851554644116_nThe BC Cross Country team had their first meet of the season this past Saturday morning in Sterling, Kans. Perfect running conditions and a fast course made for an excellent race day at the Sterling Country Club for the Sterling College Warrior Fest Invitational. On the men’s side, freshman Noah Camp (Winfield, Kans.) qualified for ... Read More »

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 »

 

 

 

Head Cross Country Coach: Whitney Kregar

Whitney KregarFall 2016 will be Whitney Kregar's first as Barclay College's cross country coach. Originally from Greensburg, Kans., Kregar graduated Kansas State University (Manhattan), where she received a BS in Social Science. During that same time, she also received an AA in Biblical Studies from Manhattan Christian College while competing on a NCCAA national tournament qualifying women's basketball team.

Most of Kregar's experience and passion for running emerged post-college graduation when she began training for her first half marathon in 2010. Since then she has completed numerous 5k and 10k races, 6 half marathons, and one full marathon. Other than finishing her marathon, she believes her greatest personal running accomplishment to date has been running a sub two half marathon (1:57) while training for her marathon in 2014. Other running experience came at Greensburg High School where her 4X4 and 4X1 relay teams among the best in the state for both her junior and senior years.

"I look forward to the opportunity to coach Barclay Cross Country," Kregar said. "I want to develop great relationships with the athletes, push them to meet their goals, and to build the overall program in the years to come. Barclay is a very special place, removed from the regular craziness of the world, where students have the opportunity to learn and grow in a small environment surrounded by loving support."

Prior to stepping into this coaching position, Kregar started on staff with South Central Kansas Youth For Christ in Greensburg in 2010 where she became the Mentor Director and launched the Match Mentoring Program. The program now has nearly 200 mentors in Kiowa, Pratt, and Kingman counties and is also in six different school districts. It is currently the largest YFC mentoring program in the nation. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Family Ministry from Barclay College.

When she is not studying, running, or following professional runners, she loves to read, spend time with family and friends, and be involved in her community and church. She was married in 2010 to Luke and they are expecting their first child this fall.

whitney.kregar@barclaycollege.edu