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Women 17th; Men 20th at Regional Championship Nov 13, 2010

The University of Akron women's cross country team finished 17th while the men placed 20th Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship held on Oakland University's campus.

Cross Country Readies For MAC Championship Oct 29, 2010

The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams are prepping for the 2010 Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championships set to be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Guts and Tenacity: A Running Blog with Cross Country Senior Kim Lorentz Sep 29, 2010

Kim Lorentz is a senior captain of the cross country team and an enthusiastic student of biology. She ran track and cross country for Mayfield High School from 2004-2007. Kim was the MAC champion and regional qualifier in the 5000 meters in 2007. She has received the Academic All-MAC and Dean's List honors several times. During the 2010 Cross Country season, she will provide weekly updates on the training, the races and everything else in between.

Women's Track & Field Earns Academic Honors Aug 4, 2010

The University of Akron women's track and field team, as well as seven individuals, were honored Wednesday for outstanding academic accomplishments by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)

2009-10 Year in ROO-view: Women's Outdoor Track & Field Jun 28, 2010

University of Akron junior Valerie Wert and senior Carrie Kayes highlighted the women's outdoor track and field season when they both grabbed All-American honors in the hammer throw and the pole vault at the NCAA Track & Field Championships (June 9-12).

Junior USA Championships In The Book Jun 24, 2010

Freshman Nick Banke set a new personal best in the discus competition Thursday at the Junior USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships being held at Drake Stadium.

Former Zips Athlete Featured In Akron Beacon Journal Jun 22, 2010

Former Zips athlete and 2009 NCAA hammer throw champion Stevi Large is featured in the Akron Beacon Journal in regards to her training to make the USA team for the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics.

Four Zips Prep For USA Outdoor Championships Jun 21, 2010

While the collegiate competition portion of the season is finished, four Zips will represent Akron this week (June 23-27) at the USA Junior & Senior Outdoor Track & Field Championships set to be held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

2009-10 Year in ROO-view: Women's Indoor Track & Field Jun 17, 2010

The women's indoor track and field program's highlight of the season came at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships when senior Carrie Kayes broke her own school and Mid-American Conference record, clearing 14-3.25 in the pole vault, to place fourth at the event.

2009-10 Year in ROO-view: Men's Indoor Track & Field Jun 16, 2010

The men's indoor track and field program's most decorated moment of the season came at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships when junior Mike Uhle cleared 17-6.50 in the pole vault to tie for fourth at the highest level of indoor collegiate competition.

Kinsey Sixth, Kayes Seventh At NCAA Championships Jun 12, 2010

Known for pulling through on the second day, senior Daniel Kinsey set three personal records at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships to place sixth, up 16 spots from his first day standing.

Wert Places Sixth; Final Zips Action Set For Friday Jun 10, 2010

After finishing 14th in the discus throw on Wednesday, junior Valerie Wert grabbed a sixth place mark in the hammer Thursday evening, 13 spots up from her 2009 national finish. Posting a 198-02, the mark earns Wert her first career All-American status.

Follow NCAA Track & Field Action Live Jun 8, 2010

With five Zips' competing in the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships this week, fans have multiple ways they can follow the action from Eugene, Ore.

22 Zips Head to NCAA East Track Regional May 21, 2010

Twenty-two student-athletes from the University of Akron track & field programs will compete in the 2010 NCAA East Regional. Two additional Zips, Daniel Kinsey and Bjorn Johansson, will automatically advance to the NCAA Championships.

UA Track Looks to Defend MAC Outdoor Titles May 12, 2010

Akron's men's and women's track & field teams, winner of two-straight and four-straight titles respectively, will look to defend their MAC Outdoor Championships this weekend (May 12-14) at Buffalo.

Akron Track Adopts U.S. Marine Company May 12, 2010

Akron's cross country/track & field programs have adopted the Weapons Company of the 3rd Battalion of the 25th Marines Regiment - known as the Cold Steel Warriors.

Kelly and Bocicor Shine at Campbell/Wright May 7, 2010

At the annual Campbell/Wright Invitational - the programs' regular-season finale, seniors Niesha Kelly and Alina Bocicor took turns setting the school's triple jump record Friday afternoon.

Zips Relay Breaks Record at Penn Relays Apr 24, 2010

The Akron Distance Medley Relay team of Joe Mummert, James Seale, Willie Brown and Zachary Brown broke a school record with a time of 9:59.17 at the prestigious Penn Relays.

Valerie Wert and Bjorn Johansson Honored by MAC Apr 21, 2010

For the second week in a row, Valerie Wert was named MAC Female Field Athlete of the Week, while Bjorn Johansson was tabbed Male Field Athlete of the Week for the second time in three weeks.

Zips Have 13 Wins at NE Ohio Invite Apr 11, 2010

Akron's track & field programs claimed 13 first-place finishes, with Phil Ferguson doing his part on four of those, at the Northeast Ohio Invitational, held at Lee Jackson Track & Field.

Zips Relay Quartet Team Honored by MAC Mar 31, 2010

Adam Stackpole, J'Lani Pryce, Zachary Goulet and Willie Brown were named MAC Track Performers of the Week, setting five records in two relay races at the LSU Tiger Relays.

Kayes and Uhle Head to NCAA Indoor Championships Mar 10, 2010

University of Akron pole vaulters Carrie Kayes and Mike Uhle will be competing in this weekend's NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, held at the University of Arkansas' Tyson Track Center.

Zips Track Off to Solid Start at MAC Indoors Feb 27, 2010

Mike Uhle and Tyshaun Peoples cruised to victories Friday to give Akron's men the lead after day one of two at the MAC Indoor Championships. UA's women stand in fifth after day one.

Daniel Kinsey Honored by MAC Feb 17, 2010

Akron All-American Daniel Kinsey was named MAC Male Field Performer of the Week for his outstanding effort this past weekend at the Akron Invitational.

Several Records Fall at Akron Invitational Feb 13, 2010

Living up to the billing as one of the premier indoor track & field meets, the 2010 Akron Invitational delivered several outstanding performances Saturday afternoon, including four Stile Field House records, three UA school records and five NCAA provisional marks by the Zips.

UPDATED: Zips Track Ready to Host Akron Invitational Feb 11, 2010

Each year since Stile Field House has been erected, some of the region's top athletes - and beyond - visit the facility to participate in the Akron Invitational. This year will be no exception for the meet, held Feb. 12-13.

Phil Ferguson Honored by MAC Feb 4, 2010

University of Akron sophomore Phil Ferguson was named the Mid-American Conference Male Track Performer of the Week.

Akron Track Heads to Penn State National Jan 28, 2010

Akron's track & field programs will travel to the annual Penn State National meet, one of the most highly anticipated competitions of the indoor season, this Friday and Saturday.

UA Pole Vaulters Sweep MAC Weekly Awards Jan 27, 2010

Akron pole vaulters Carrie Kayes and Mike Uhle were named the Mid-American Conference Field Performers of the Week for their near record-setting efforts this past Friday.

Zips Spit in Indoor Track Season Opener Jan 9, 2010

Akron opened its 2010 indoor track season, hosting Buffalo and Michigan's women at the Stile Athletics Field House Friday night. UA's men won and the women were second.

Zips Have Track & Field Home Opener Friday Jan 6, 2010

The University of Akron men's and women's track & field teams will open their 2010 season by hosting Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Michigan (women only) this Friday at the Stile Athletics Field House.

Akron Christmas Pole Vault Camp Canceled Dec 24, 2009

The 2009 Akron Christmas Pole Vault Camp, set for Dec. 28-30, has been canceled. The 2010 Summer Pole Vault Camp as well as the Tuesday Night Workout series will continue as scheduled.

Arcip and Lorentz Garner Academic All-MAC Recognition Dec 4, 2009

AKRON, Ohio – The Mid-American Conference announced the 2009 Men's and Women's Cross Country Academic All-MAC teams late Thursday, as voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions. Two Zips were honored among the 15 women earning Academic All-MAC selections.

Men 23rd; Women 17th at Great Lakes Regional Nov 14, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind,- The University of Akron men's and women's cross country team wrapped up their seasons today finishing 23rd and 17th respectively in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional held on the campus of Indiana University.

Cross Country Readies for NCAA Regionals Nov 12, 2009

AKRON, Ohio- The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams are making final preparations for Saturday's NCAA Great Lakes Regionals in Bloomington, Ind. The event features the top teams in the Great Lakes region and will determine which teams and individuals will compete in the NCAA Championships.

Women 3rd; Men 8th at MAC Championships Oct 31, 2009

ATHENS, Ohio- The University of Akron women's cross country team placed third with 104 points, and the men placed eighth (197 points) in the Mid-American Conference Championship meet held today in Athens, Ohio.

Cross Country Readies for MAC Championship Oct 28, 2009

AKRON, Ohio- The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams are making final preparations before they travel to Athens, Ohio to compete in the Mid-American Conference Championship meet on Saturday. The men's 8K race will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by the women's 6K race at noon on the grounds of the Ohio University Golf Course.

Zips 25th in White Race at ISU Pre-Nationals Oct 17, 2009

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.- The University of Akron women's cross country team competed in their 6K race of the year at the ISU Pre-Nationals toady at Indiana State's LaVern Gibson Championship Course. The meet was divided into two races, blue and white, the Zips placed 25 of 37 in the white race.

Akron Places 8th at Falcon Invitational Oct 17, 2009

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio- Even though the Penn State National Invitational was canceled on Friday, the Zips were still able to compete this weekend as the team entered the Bowling Green Falcon Invitational on Saturday. The men of UA placed eighth (229 points) of the 17 teams that competed.

Men Head to Penn State National Invitational on Friday; Women to ISU Pre-Nationals on Saturday Oct 14, 2009

AKRON, Ohio- The University of Akron's men's and women's cross country teams will return to action for their final tune ups before the Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championships on Friday and Saturday after having the past weekend off. The men will travel to University Park, Pa. to take part in the Penn State National Invitational, while the will head southwest to Terra Haute, Ind. for the ISU Pre-Nationals.

Solid Performances for both Men and Women at All Ohio Oct 2, 2009

DELAWARE, Ohio- The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams competed in the All Ohio Championships today in Delaware, Ohio. The women placed third of the 42 teams, nine of which compete in Division I) with 116 point behind only Ohio State (58 points) and Miami (75 points). The men crossed the finish line with 253 total points earning an eighth place finish of the 38 teams in competition (4th of 7 Division I teams). Ohio State (28 points), Malone (76 points), and Shawnee State (94 points) made up the top three.

Cross Country Excited For All Ohio Championships Sep 30, 2009

The men's and women's cross country team will be traveling south to Delaware, Ohio to compete in the All Ohio Championship meet on Friday. The meet will feature teams exclusively from the state of Ohio including Mid-American conference foes Ohio, Bowling Green, and Miami.

Men First; Women Second at Buffalo Stampede Sep 19, 2009

BUFFALO, N.Y.-The University of Akron cross country teams competed in the Buffalo Stampede today at Beaver Island State Park in Grand Island, N.Y. The men won the meet by one point over host school Buffalo. The women's team placed second behind a very strong Cornell team.

Cross Country Prepares for the Buffalo Stampede on Saturday Sep 17, 2009

AKRON, Ohio- The cross country teams of the University of Akron will be traveling to Buffalo, N.Y. to compete in the annual Buffalo Stampede on Saturday. The men's 8K race will begin at noon with the women's 5K race starting at 12:45 pm.

Akron Women Named to Regional Poll Sep 15, 2009

AKRON, Ohio- The University of Akron women's cross country team has been ranked eighth in the Great Lakes Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association preseason poll released late Monday.

Akron Set for first Long Course Race at Indiana Open Sep 10, 2009

The University of Akron men's cross country team is set to compete at the Indiana Open on Saturday in Bloomington, Indiana. The meet, held on IU's Championship Cross Country Course, is set for 10 a.m. and will be the Zips first 8k race of the year.

Daniel Kinsey Places 11th at USA Championships Jun 27, 2009

Rising Akron senior Daniel Kinsey, who earned All-American in the decathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships earlier this month, placed 11th in the event at the USA National Championships.

Zips Send Athletes to USA Track Nationals Jun 22, 2009

Three AkronAll-Americans – Stevi Large, Carrie Kayes and Daniel Kinsey – will compete in the 2009 USA Track & Field National Championships. Katherine Lee will compete at the US Junior National Championships.

Carrie Kayes Earns All-American Honors Jun 13, 2009

Carrie Kayes tied the school and Mid-American Conference all-time records with a pole vault of 14-1.25 (4.30), placing sixth and earning All-American honors at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

NCAA Women\'s Division I Regional Rankings Week 2 USTFCCCA Press R Oct 1, 2007

NEW ORLEANS – After the first big competition weekend in the 2007 cross country season, several teams have started to solidify their rankings while three teams took over as their regions new No. 1.   Duke, Minnesota, and Michigan State have moved into the top spots in their respective regions as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the women’s regional rankings today. 

NCAA Division I Regional Rankings Update Sep 24, 2007

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the NCAA Division I cross country regional rankings today for both the men’s and women’s teams.  After four weeks of running not much has changed.  None of the men’s or women’s top ranked teams in the nine regions lost their top billing this time around.    Things should get a bit more interesting this weekend as there are several top meets across the board.