Post Tagged with: "cross country"

Mustang Minutes
Athletics / January 2017

Mustang Minutes

Branch Races to All-America Status; Men’s Golf Earns National Tournament Berth

He deserved to finish
Athletics / Feature / Spring 2015

He deserved to finish

As he neared the finish line at the 2014 NAIA Men’s Cross Country Championships, Cameron Woodberry of Wayland Baptist University (Texas) collapsed. “I was struggling to make it,” the sophomore said. “I had fallen once already, then I started struggling again. I just shut down.” But out of nowhere, Woodberry […]

Student-athletes build unity through service
Athletics / Archives / Summer 2011

Student-athletes build unity through service

The teammates stood shoulder to shoulder in a house decimated by floodwaters. They knocked down walls, ripped apart wiring, and made plans for what to tackle next. There was a steely determination in every movement and a constant race against the quickly fading daylight. Head cross country coach Ryan Scheckel’s […]

Men’s cross country hits nationals, men’s soccer sets school record
Athletics / Archives / Spring 2011

Men’s cross country hits nationals, men’s soccer sets school record

Cross Country It was truly a team effort that propelled the Mount Mercy men’s cross country team to its second Midwest Collegiate Conference title and first ever berth in the NAIA national meet at the 2010 MCC Championships at the Clinton Country Club. The Mustangs placed three runners in the […]

Cross Country "family" enjoys success
Athletics / Spring 2010

Cross Country "family" enjoys success

Members of this year’s Mount Mercy men’s and women’s cross country teams were still about a decade from being born when the Pittsburgh Pirates won the 1979 World Series championship. The Pirates, an affable group led by Willie Stargell and Dave Parker, romped to the title with their theme song […]

Mount Mercy's cross country teams earn Champions of Character award
Athletics / Spring 2010

Mount Mercy's cross country teams earn Champions of Character award

The Mount Mercy men’s and women’s cross country teams have been named the 2009 Buffalo Funds Five Star Award recipients, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced. The NAIA honors only one institution nationwide for each of its 23 championship sports. It’s the second year in a row that […]

An ugly 12-letter word: perseverance
About / From the Editor

An ugly 12-letter word: perseverance

I’ve been thinking a lot about perseverance lately. It can be a hauntingly ugly, nasty 12-letter word. The noun is officially defined as “steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.” Well, that about sums up my experiences […]

Do Porta-Pottys Freeze?
From the Editor

Do Porta-Pottys Freeze?

Do Porta-Pottys freeze? It’s not a question that I’d ever pondered until this past Saturday. Why? Because I’d never needed to. My friend and colleague Jenifer Hanson uttered it from the passenger-side seat of my warm, toasty SUV. We were motoring through a section of downtown Cedar Rapids that is […]

Fall Sports Wrap-Up
Athletics / Winter 2009

Fall Sports Wrap-Up

The Mount Mercy women’s cross country team claimed its third straight league title and qualified for the NAIA national meet for the second time in school history, winning the 2008 Midwest Collegiate Conference Championships on Nov. 8 at Ewing Park in Des Moines. Three Mustangs placed in the top 10 […]