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Barclay 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, who was recovering from illness, Senior Chelsea Shuck came through with a PR on her second ever race. The other runners continued to work hard with one last chance remaining to qualify for Nationals in Houghton, NY.

The men were represented by Sophomore Tanner Huck and Freshman Shawn Richardson. Although neither runner turned in a personal best time, they both ran well on a very fast men’s course.

Vanessa, KS will be the site of the next Bear’s meet. Fort Hays State University will host their annual Tiger Open on October 18th, starting with the women’s race at 9:00 AM CST.

 

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On 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 were no PR’s for the women’s team, all five runners ran. Sophomore Tanner Huck (Coldwater, KS) managed a PR by 5 seconds over his time from last week at Sterling College (Sterling, KS). The men’s team only had three compete because of some lingering injuries to the rest of the team.

The next meet is in two week at the Tabor College Invitational in Hillsboro, Kansas.

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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, KS), and unattached runners from both Sterling and Central. Of the eight BC runners, two were able to qualify for the NCCAA National Meet to be held in Houghton, NY on November 15th.

Men’s Head Coach Ryan Kendall noted, “It was a great first meet for us this year. We have several first year runners, so for them to be able to compete in a small meet to get things figured out was nice. The meet was run very well. It was on a nice course that was very accessible for coaches and the spectators that showed up.”

For the men’s team, Sophomore Tanner Huck (Coldwater, KS) qualified for nationals with an impressive 32:28 in is first ever collegiate run. Shawn Richardson (Colorado Springs, CO) nearly qualified as well in his first ever race with a 35:03. Freshman Jared Werstler (Uniontown, OH) ran his first 8k after running the 5k all through high school, and Sophomore Nick Lemonds (Newberg, OR) competed as well.

Senior Katelyn Ogle (Wichita, KS) ran a personal best 22:44, qualifying her for Nationals by almost 2 minutes. Junior Caitlin Young (Russell, KS), our only other returning runner, ran a personal best time by well over a minute. Sophomore Kayla Carr (Fowler, KS) ran a 26:20, just under two minutes shy of qualifying, and Freshman Christy Anderson (Colorado Springs, CO) competed for her first time.

The team will compete next Saturday, September 13, in the Romp at the Ridge in Hutchinson, KS. Women run at 10:00 AM CST and men run at 10:45 AM.

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The 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 the end of August, both Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Soccer will open their season on August 26th. Women’s Volleyball, under new Head Coach Larry Lewis, will travel to Sterling College in Sterling, KS to begin their season while Men’s Soccer will host Oklahoma Wesleyan in an exhibition soccer match on the campus of Barclay College. Men’s Soccer looks to build on their recent successes; 2013 Co-Champions in the Midwest Christian College Conference (MCCC) and their runner-up finish at the NCCAA Division II Southwest Region Tournament. The NCCAA Southwest Region Tournament for both volleyball and soccer will be hosted by Barclay College October 24th-25th.

Cross Country will be up and running on Sept. 6th in Wichita while they continue to grow the program and qualify runners for the mid-November NCCAA National meet in Cedarville, OH for the second year in a row. They will also plan to run meets in Hillsboro, Hutchinson and Vanessa, KS leading up to nationals.

This winter, Men’s Basketball opens up against Central Christian College in McPherson, KS on Nov. 4th while Women’s Basketball will kick things off on Nov. 11 in Haviland, KS against Dallas Christian College under the leadership of new Head Coach Ryan Kendall. Homecoming will be Saturday, February 7th against Ozark Christian College. Then on February 19th-21st, the Men’s and Women’s MCCC Tournament will be played in Haviland to start post-season play for both teams. Both will travel to Arlington, TX for the NCCAA Division II Southwest Region Tournament on February 26th in hopes of qualifying for nationals.

The Barclay College Athletics page will have the most up-to-date news, schedules, times and match results. Please email royce.bryan@barclaycollege.edu about any Barclay College Athletics questions.

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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) times. While all women competitors ran PR’s, Ogle was also able to qualify herself for the NCCAA Cross Country National Championships with a time of 24:18.

After all was said and done, Ogle commented on the race saying, “I felt much better than the first race. I had more energy and was able to sustain a good pace throughout.”

In the men’s 8k race, senior Skip Harris finished stronger than ever, resulting in a new PR. While missing senior Joey Spiegle in Saturday’s race, a recent addition to the team, MATL-SF student Jeremiah Williams, competed alongside Harris. As did Ogle, Williams also qualified for the NCCAA Cross Country National Championships with a time of 33:43.
When asked about his first racing experience he stated, “There’s much to learn and be done when it comes to competing in cross country, but I very much enjoyed taking part with the team.”
The Bears’ next race will be held at Fort Hays State on Saturday, October 12th. The team is thankful for all prayers and support given.
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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 ended up accomplishing far more than just getting a time down on paper. Each athlete worked extremely hard on a very difficult course.  Barclay athletes finished with respectable times and places. They never gave up and pressed on with fast finishes. This meet is just a starting point for the Barclay athletes. Katlyn Ogle, Katie Barber, Brandi Brown and Caitlin Young represented the women’s side this weekend. Skip Harris and Joseph Spiegel represented the Men’s team.

Their next meet will be on October 28th at Tabor College. Thanks to all who are supporting the team with encouragement and prayers.

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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 women’s teams while Brad Lingafelter will assist her. Williams brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program from her days at Black Hills State University (Spearfish, S.D.). Both teams will run at the Wichita Winds Festival on September 7th, the Tabor Invitational (Hillsboro, KS) September 21st, Fort Hays St. Tiger Open (Victoria, KS) October 12th, Run For Missions (Haviland, KS) October 26th and, if they qualify, at the NCCAA National Meet (Cedarville, OH) November 16th.

Head Coach Kevin Lee enters his third season at the helm of the Men’s Soccer Team. Steve Davis will also be in his third season as an assistant coach while former Bears Soccer standout Eliot Hinshaw comes on board the coaching staff as well. Last season, the Bears enjoyed a ton of success in route to a .500 season. This season they return Senior captain and defender Pilo Miranda-Troup while they also acquired the talents of several promising recruits. Those recruits include incoming Freshman Pedro Chavez (Lakin, KS), John Forrest Turner (Huntsville, TX), Melvin Lara (Katy, TX) and Idle Dahir (Murray, UT). Their 2013 campaign begins with a home match Saturday, August 31st against Calvary Bible College (Belton, MO) at 2:00 PM CST.

The women’s volleyball team will be led by second year Head Coach Shari Bryan and assisted by Barclay College adjunct business professor Kayleen Stevens. After a rebuilding 2012 season, the Bears return most of their roster including their Senior All-American Sarah Sullivan. In addition, Senior Hannah Williams and Junior Morgan Stander will add some much needed depth. The Bears open their season on the road against NAIA Southwestern Christian in Bethany, OK on Tuesday, August 27th and then will host MCCC rival Calvary Bible College on Friday, August 30th.

Excitedly this year the Athletics Department is hoping to get most contests streamed live on the internet so that Bears fans across the globe can stay connected.

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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 agreed to take the reins from Ryan Kendall and continue to grow the program.

Williams said, “First, I want to say thank you to Ryan (Kendall) for his work and effort starting the program. We only hope to build on the foundation he set.”

Williams is originally from Rock Springs, Wyoming and ran cross country at NCAA Division II Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D. While there she was a 7 time All-American. By the time she was a senior in 2010 at Black Hills State she had left her mark on the school and the cross country program. In that year alone she was a Cross Country All-American, 5k Outdoor All-American, 10k Outdoor All-American, and the National Outdoor Marathon Winner, which she won in 2009 as well.

Academically, Williams graduated in 2010 with a degree in special education and a minor in exercise science and coaching.

“My philosophy will center on taking them (cross country team) through Romans 5:3. I hope they would be able to find joy in their sufferings and develop perseverance not only in their running but more importantly in their walk(s) with the Lord,” said Williams.

Williams is married to Barclay College graduate Jeremiah Williams and they have an 8 month old daughter, Abigail. They are the current Men’s Resident Directors. 

The Barclay cross country team has had two meets so far this season with 3 remaining. Although we have dealt with some injuries and sickness, the team is progressing and getting better each week. We have traveled to Wichita and Hutchinson for meets with trips to Hillsboro, Emporia, and McPherson remaining.

“The team has stayed very positive in spite of the difficult competition we’ve been competing against,” noted Coach Kendall. “As I told the team at the beginning of the season, we are competing against ourselves and the clock. With that in mind, our times have been improving and I expect them to continue to throughout the rest of the season. We’ve had opportunity to help each other during races as far as pacing is concerned, and I even had to remind the guys that they needed to get ready for their race because they were so busy cheering for the ladies as they ran.”

The team is growing as a team and they are also growing as individuals. We look forward to continued improvements and growth, this season, and the seasons to come.