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SOU Cross Country Competes at Nationals

SOU Cross Country Competes at Nationals

Vancouver, WA–The Southern Oregon Men’s Cross Country Team placed fourth and Women 15th overall at the NAIA National Cross Country meet in Vancouver, Washington. Leading the men at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Cross Country Course was junior Noah Oberriter who ran 25:06 in the 8k and placed 11th overall. “Sometimes in a race, […]

Air Quality Impacts SOU Athletics

Air Quality Impacts SOU Athletics

  Ashland’s Air Quality Index (AQI) rose into the Red, Unhealthy Level and Purple, Very Unhealthy Level this week. A Red Level means “Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.” A Purple AQI is considered a health alert and reads, “Everyone may experience more serious health effects.” The […]

SOU Men’s Cross Country Captures National Title

SOU Men’s Cross Country Captures National Title

For the first time during cross country head coach Grier Gatlin’s tenure at SOU, the Raider Men’s cross country team are the NAIA National Champions. Gatlin, who had previously coached at SOU from 1999-2005, again took over the helm of the cross country program in 2011. Leading the way at the North Farm Cross Country […]

SOU Women Runners Place 14th, Men’s Race Lost To Illness

SOU Women Runners Place 14th, Men’s Race Lost To Illness

The flu bug proved to be too mountainous for the number two ranked Southern Oregon University Men’s Cross Country team.  Three of SOU’s runners—including consistent 1st and 2nd runners Jared Hixon and Ray Schireman—came down with the flu overnight and weren’t able to race in Saturday’s championship. Schireman was this year’s Cascade Conference champion and […]

Cross Country Running Strong

Cross Country Running Strong

In the latest installment of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Cross Country Top 25 poll, the men of Southern Oregon were the unanimous selection for the No.1 spot. This is the fifth straight week in which Southern Oregon has been voted No.1; the Raiders received all 20 first-place votes, and totaled 560 points […]

Ashland’s Own to Race for America

Ashland’s Own to Race for America

“The ups will excite you, but coming back from the downs is what inspires others.” The motorcycle riding Southern Oregon alumnus left his mark in Ashland when in 2010 he lead the cross country team to their first national championship in program history. Now 26, his running has manifested him into a ferocious global runner taking on […]

SOU men, three women head to NAIA Cross Country Championships

Courtesy of Sports Information Desk KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There were no big surprises when the fields for the NAIA men’s and women’s cross country national championships were announced Monday, and that was a good thing for Southern Oregon. The top-ranked Raiders headline the men’s field and will go in as the favorite for the […]

Cross Country Makes History

The 2010 cross country season signaled Southern Oregon’s continued growth over a short span of just three years. Before the season had even begun, the Raiders were being billed as a top competitor. The cross country men started the season ranked as second in the nation while the women found themselves in the rankings as […]

Men and Women cross country teams shine at NAIA National Championships

Men and Women cross country teams shine at NAIA National Championships

Raiders Men Win Nationals — In just three years, the Southern Oregon men’s cross country team has gone from unranked to National Champions. The Raiders earned the program’s first-ever NAIA National Championship today at the national meet in Vancouver, Wash. Not to be outdone, the SOU women finished a program-best seventh at the championships. Together, […]

Cross Country Women Headed to Nationals

After finishing second at the Cascade Conference Championships this past weekend, the Southern Oregon women’s cross country team have booked their place in the NAIA National Championships set to take place on 20 November. The women will join the men, who automatically booked their place to nationals after grabbing the Cascade Conference title for the […]

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