2013-14 Cross Country News

  • Men's Cross Country Earns All-Academic Honors
    February 14, 2014
    Oral Roberts' men's cross country team earned All-Academic Team honors from the USTFCCCA, it was announced Friday by the organization. It is the second time in two years in which ORU cross country has earned the honor, with the women's team doing so after the 2011 season.
  • Watson Named XC Student-Athlete of the Year
    December 17, 2013
    Lamar senior Matt Johnsen and Oral Roberts junior Samantha Watson have been named the Southland Conference Men's and Women's Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Year, the league announced Tuesday.
  • Watson, ORU Men Head to NCAA Regional
    November 15, 2013
    Samantha Watson will represent the Oral Roberts University women's cross country team, while the top six finishers for the men at the recent Southland Conference Championship will compete at the 2013 NCAA Midwest Regional Cross Country Meet in Ames, Iowa on Friday.
  • ORU Competes at NCAA Midwest Regional
    November 15, 2013
    The Oral Roberts men's cross country team finished 29th as a team, while Samantha Watson took 130th individually on the women's side at the 2013 NCAA Midwest Regional Cross Country Meet Friday afternoon, hosted by Iowa State.
  • Watson Repeats All-Conference Performance at SLC Championships
    November 01, 2013
    For the second year in a row, Samantha Watson earned all-conference honors, finishing eighth overall at the 2013 Southland Conference Cross Country Championships. The ORU men's team finished ninth overall while the women's team finished 11th.
  • XC Set for SLC Championship
    October 29, 2013
    After nearly a month off, the Oral Roberts University cross country teams will return to the course as they travel to Lake Charles, La., for the 2013 Southland Conference Cross Country Championships on Friday, November 1.
  • Soggy Conditions Again No Match for ORU Harriers
    October 05, 2013
    For the second week in a row, lightning delayed the cross country races, and rain soaked the course, adding a degree of difficulty for the Oral Roberts University cross country teams.
  • XC Returns to Action at Chile Pepper Festival
    October 04, 2013
    The Oral Roberts University cross country teams will compete in another one of the most well known meets this weekend as they travel to Fayetteville, Ark., for the 25th Annual Chile Pepper Festival on October 5.
  • ORU Battles Through Rain-Soaked Cowboy Jamboree
    September 28, 2013
    After sitting through a delay of more than two hours and enduring soggy conditions, four of the five runners on the women's side set season bests, while five on the men's side ran their best times of the year.
  • Cowboy Jamboree Awaits ORU Cross Country Teams
    September 26, 2013
    Both the Oral Roberts University men's and women's cross country teams have had outstanding starts to the 2013 season ,and both will now travel to one of the biggest cross country meets in the nation as they travel to Stillwater for the OSU Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday, September 28.
  • Men Take Fifth, Women 10th at Texas Tech Open
    September 14, 2013
    The Oral Roberts University cross country teams mixed things up from their normal Saturday morning competitions as they competed in the Texas Tech Open on Friday night.
  • Harper Earns SLC Athlete of the Week Accolades
    September 10, 2013
    Sophomore Jonathan Harper has been named the Southland Conference Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career, it was announced by the league office on Tuesday.
  • PRs Fall Again for XC Teams at JK Gold
    September 07, 2013
    In the second meet of the season, the Oral Roberts University cross country teams set a number of personal bests, including five of six runners on the men's side at the 6k distance. The women's team faced a 4k race for the first time this year.
  • XC Heads to Wichita for JK Gold Classic
    September 06, 2013
    After a number of personal bests and top-10 finishes in the opening meet of the season, the ORU cross country teams will try to continue momentum at the J.K. Gold Classic, hosted by Wichita State on Saturday.
  • Watson Wins, Batchelder Second at Bob Timmons
    August 31, 2013
    Junior Samantha Watson led from start to finish to win the women's 5k race, while sophomore David Batchelder finished second in the men's race to open the season at the Bob Timmons Classic.
  • XC Season Begins at Bob Timmons Classic
    August 29, 2013
    Led by junior Samantha Watson on the women's side, the ORU men's and women's cross country teams will start the 2013 season as part of the seven-team Bob Timmons Classic, hosted by the University of Kansas.
  • Cross Country Earns Public Recognition Award
    July 19, 2013
    For the second year in a row, the Oral Roberts University women's cross country team has been named a recipient of the NCAA Public Recognition Award based on APR scores. ORU had an APR score in the top 10 percent of all squads for the 2011-12 year.