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NKU student dies over weekend

NKU student dies over weekend

Sierra Newton and Josh Kelly

August 11, 2019

A Northern Kentucky University student-athlete died over the weekend. Elyse Black, 23, of Jackson, OH passed away, according to an email sent out by NKU President Ashish Vaidya. Black, a senior, studied athletic training and psychology. She was a member of the NKU women’s cross country and t...

Cross Country kicks off season at home for first time in 39 years

Maddie Frey runs during the 5k race hosted by NKU.

Sierra Newton, Reporter

September 4, 2018

The Norse men's team took fifth place with 125 points overall while the women's squad placed ninth with 233 points on Saturday.

NKU’s Schille takes home Horizon League Cross Country Title

Andrew Schille ran his way to the Horizon League cross country championship on Oct. 30

Kevin Carey, Reporter

November 6, 2017

Redshirt junior Andrew Schille ran his way to a Horizon League Cross Country Championship on Oct. 30 in the 8K race with a time of 24:57.40. This was Schille’s second Horizon League title, the first coming last season in the 1,500 meter run at the Horizon League Track & Field Championships this pas...

Four years in the making: NKU cross country is ready to shine

Kelly Burrows came to NKU for the chance to compete in the regional tournament her senior year.

Natalie Meyer, Reporter

October 11, 2016

Kelly Burrows’s cross country career at NKU has been one of “almost”, according to Steve Kruse, head coach of the cross country team. After being named the Most Valuable Athlete and Top Newcomer by Kruse her freshman year, the senior recorded her best finish of her career with a 3rd place finish ...

SPORTS ROUNDUP: Fall tennis season wraps up at ITA Regionals

NKU's Mate Virag and his teammates competed in the ITA Regionals, wrapping up the fall tennis season.

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 23, 2015

The NKU men's and women's tennis teams wrapped up fall play last weekend at the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals.On the men's side, Mate Virag and Lukas Clemens lost their second round doubles match to Alex Gornet and Jeffrey Brown from Louisville.NKU picked up some consolation victories on Saturday. Jody M...

Women sixth, men ninth at Cedarville Friendship Invite

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

September 21, 2015

CEDARVILLE, Ohio -- The women’s cross country team finished sixth, and the men finished ninth at the Cedarville Friendship Invitational Saturday.The women were sixth out of 12 teams. Milwaukee was first with 47 points.For the women, Hannah Tobler was the top NKU finisher, placing 18th in a time of 19:16.80. Kelly Bur...

Cross country teams take sixth at Bluegrass

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

September 15, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The men's and women's cross country teams both placed sixth Saturday at the Bluegrass Invitational.For the women, Jennah Flairty was the top individual finisher, placing 33rd in 18:37.00. Behind her was Kelly Burrow in 35th in 18:40.00. Jessica Tegge was 40th, Hannah Tobler was 41st,...

Men’s cross country second, women sixth at Queen City Invite

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

September 7, 2015

MASON, Ohio -- The men’s and women’s cross country teams opened the season Saturday with strong finishes in the Queen City Invitational.The men finished second out of 12 teams at Kingswood Park while the women were sixth out of 14.Andrew Schille finished third in the men’s race with a time of 18:39...

Hot Seat with Kelly Burrows

Hot Seat with Kelly Burrows

Gavin Colton, Contributor

September 29, 2014

Year: Sophomore Sport: Distance Runner Major: Accounting With a personal best of 18:49.7 5k time, Kelly Burrows holds the ninth best time in NKU history, but what else do you know about her?   Q: What is your favorite pregame meal? A: I usually eat a Clif bar and a banana.   Q: Do you ...

Cross Country coach’s career turns 21

Cross Country coach's career turns 21

Troy Bendgen, Reporter

September 24, 2014

Cross Country head coach Steve Kruse is now in his 21st season at Northern Kentucky University. Coach Kruse is not only entering his third decade on campus, but he has never coached at any other school in his entire career. What makes Kruse so committed to NKU after all of these years? Coach Kruse ran...

Hot Seat with J.J. Weber

Hot Seat with J.J. Weber

Hannah Siefert, Contributor

September 7, 2014

J.J. Weber is known as an amazing Cross Country and Track star but what else do you know about him? Get to know Weber a little better. Sport: Cross Country / Track Year: Senior Major: Organizational Leadership Q: What is your favorite before game meal? A: I usually eat a bowl of oatmeal before a r...

NKU cross country wraps up successful season

Brad Bishop, Staff Writer

November 13, 2013

Led by awarded runner J.J. Webber, the NKU men’s cross country team wrapped up a second place finish in the Atlantic Sun Conference championship on Nov. 2. The Norse finished behind the Lipscomb Bisons cross country team. On an individual level, junior nursing major Webber finished first in the At...

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