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By: Harry Loomis With one week before a home race, the Missouri Western cross country team enjoyed a record breaking meet at the Southern Stampede. Both of the men’s and women’s teams traveled to Joplin, Missouri, for the Southern Stampede hosted by Missouri Southern State. They both enjoyed… READ MORE

Missouri Western track and field traveled to Bolivar, Missouri, to compete in the Southwest Baptist Invitational, a meet that features many MIAA schools. The Griffons had a very strong showing as the women finished fifth out of 16 teams, and the men finished eighth out 14. Missouri Western had three first place finishers including freshman […] READ MORE

Missouri Western track and field took home three first place finishes and set six new school records as they headed to Maryville over the weekend to compete in the Northwest open. Head coach Yuriy Litvinski was very pleased with the effort, especially in Maryville this early in the season. “It was a lot of excitement […] READ MORE

The Missouri Western cross country team competed over the weekend in the Emporia State Invitational where the women were able to take home third place while the men finished fifth respectively. This meet took place only one week after their previous competition, which can be difficult for runners to prepare for. Add a grey, rainy […] READ MORE

The Missouri Western cross-country team traveled to Joplin, Missouri, last weekend for the Missouri Southern Stampede. After the Griffons hosted a smaller meet earlier in the season, Joplin provided competition from over 30 different schools across NCAA Division I and Division II schools. The women’s team placed 18th, while the men finished 23rd. This second-year […] READ MORE

On Saturday, Nov. 4, Western’s cross country team participated in their first NCAA Regional meet in Kearney, Nebraska where the women finished 14th and the men finished 24th. Kaitlyn Shoemaker, Kelsey Cox, Allison Goos, Megan Gillen, Claire Reedy, Alex Bautitsa, Christopher Dunn and Brock Myscofski either beat or made personal records at the event. Sophomore […] READ MORE

The men and women cross country runners went to Fort Hayes, Kansas to run in the Sam Plum Invitational with 24 other teams. The women came in ninth place across the muddy track, which in reality is actually a nature preserve. The cross country team suffered greatly due to the mud that engulfed the track […] READ MORE

Jackson Rush is a freshman at Missouri Western State University with a 3.9 GPA. Rush’s achievements for this year so far have been accomplished as he broke 30 minutes in an 8k, as he has ran 29:54. Rush says hes trying to work up to be one of the better runners on the team. Jackson […] READ MORE

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The preseason coaches poll may not have much faith in Western cross country teams in their inaugural season, as the men’s team is ranked at the bottom of the preseason polls, and the women are ranked 12th out of 13 teams. Sophomore Derrick Bradford is using that low ranking for motivation. “The preseason polls came […] READ MORE