2021-22 Cross Country News

Huskies compete well at Lewis Crossover
Huskies compete well at Lewis Crossover

October 10, 2021

Michigan Tech men's cross country finished seventh while women's cross country came in 13th amongst a 24-team field at the Lewis Crossover race Saturday morning at Lewis Cross Country Course.

PREVIEW: Lewis Cross Country Crossover
PREVIEW: Lewis Cross Country Crossover

October 06, 2021

Michigan Tech men's and women's cross country is in competition for the third straight week Saturday for the Lewis Cross Country Crossover in Romeoville, Illinois. The race will feature 28 teams attending from 16 states with eight nationally ranked or receiving votes on the men's side and 11 teams on the women's side. The meet begins with a women's 6K at 10:45 a.m., followed by a men's 8K at 11:30 a.m. EST. The Huskies are expected to bring a full slate of student-athletes, including Roy Griak Invitational winner Clayon Sayen (junior, Houghton, Michigan). 

Huskies Compete well in Blugold Invitational
Huskies Compete well in Blugold Invitational

October 02, 2021

Michigan Tech men's cross country placed eighth and women's cross country finished 10th at the Blugold Invitational Friday evening, hosted by University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire at Whitetail Golf Course. The Huskies featured a smaller group of student-athletes after competing at the Roy Griak Invitational less than one week ago but still placed in the top ten teams in the race.

Sayen named GLIAC Cross Country Player of the Week
Sayen named GLIAC Cross Country Player of the Week

September 28, 2021

Michigan Tech junior Clayton Sayen has been named GLIAC Men's Cross Country Player of the week the conference office announced on Tuesday (Sept. 28). Sayen (Houghton, Michigan) led Michigan Tech cross country with a first-place individual finish at the Roy Griak Invitational Friday afternoon at Les Bolstad Golf Course. Sayen turned in a winning time of 25:17.7 in the Joe Rider Men's Maroon 8K race, edging Wayne State's Ransom Allen (25:22.5) and Zac Truman (25:41.3) for the top spot on the podium. It was the first victory of the season for Sayen, who trimmed his time by 40 seconds since the Huskies last ran the same event in the fall of 2019.

RECAP: So you're Sayen there's a chance
RECAP: So you're Sayen there's a chance

September 24, 2021

Junior Clayton Sayen (Houghton, Michigan) led Michigan Tech cross country with a first-place individual finish at the Roy Griak Invitational Friday afternoon at Les Bolstad Golf Course. Sayen turned in a winning time of 25:17.7 in the Joe Rider Men's Maroon 8K race, edging Wayne State's Ransom Allen (25:22.5) and Zac Truman (25:41.3) for the top spot on the podium. The Husky men took fourth place as a team in a field of 27 schools at 138 points. Tech women's cross country placed ninth with 237 points in the Suzy Wilson Women's Maroon 6K against 26 opponents.

Tech Cross Country Teams ranked in latest USTFCAAA Polls
Tech Cross Country Teams ranked in latest USTFCAAA Polls

September 22, 2021

Michigan Tech men's cross country stayed at No. 27 while women's cross country was ranked No. 28 (down two positions) in this week's United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCAAA) National Rankings Poll. The Huskies remained at No. 5 and No. 8 in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region polls respectively.

GLIAC Releases Cross Country Preseason Polls
GLIAC Releases Cross Country Preseason Polls

September 16, 2021

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its cross country Pre-season Coaches Poll Thursday. Michigan Tech men’s cross country claimed the third spot with 61 points, behind Grand Valley State (81 points) and Saginaw Valley State (73 points). Husky women’s cross country took fourth in the poll, tied with Northern Michigan at 68 points. No. 1 nationally ranked Grand Valley State seized the top position.

Men’s Cross Country wins Wayne State Warrior Invite, Women place 2nd
Men’s Cross Country wins Wayne State Warrior Invite, Women place 2nd

September 11, 2021

Michigan Tech men’s cross country took first place in a field of 10 teams and women’s cross country came in second at the Wayne State Warrior Invitational. The men ran 8,000 meters at Willow Metropark while the women ran a 6,000 distance. 

PREVIEW: Tech Cross Country takes its mark Friday at Wayne State
PREVIEW: Tech Cross Country takes its mark Friday at Wayne State

September 08, 2021

Nearly two full years have passed since their last counting competition, but the Michigan Tech men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to appear in the Wayne State Warrior Challenge Friday, September 10 at 6:15 p.m. EST. The races commence at Willow Metropark, with the women completing 6,000 meters and the men 8,000 meters.

Cross Country Season Preview
Cross Country Season Preview

September 08, 2021

Michigan Tech cross country coach Kristina Owen talks about the upcoming 2021 season.

Tech hosting Husky Hustle 5K August 27
Tech hosting Husky Hustle 5K August 27

August 13, 2021

The Michigan Tech Cross Country, Track & Field, and Nordic Ski Teams will be hosting the Husky Hustle 5K on Friday, August 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Tech Trails.