2021-22 Cross Country News

Owen announces Cross Country and Track & Field staff updates
Owen announces Cross Country and Track & Field staff updates

July 18, 2022

Robert Young has been promoted to Assistant Head Coach after one season as an assistant coach.

MTU Cross Country Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
MTU Cross Country Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

February 07, 2022

The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced its 2021 Division II All-Academic Teams, and the Michigan Tech cross country teams both earned spots on the men’s and women’s lists. In addition, 10 individual Michigan Tech student-athletes received All-Academic honors.

Cross Country Announces 2021 Team Awards
Cross Country Announces 2021 Team Awards

December 10, 2021

Following a successful fall season, Michigan Tech men's and women's cross country announced their annual team awards at a banquet last week. Among season highlights included Clayton Sayen's first place individual finish at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Michigan Tech men's cross country placed second and the women came in third at the GLIAC Cross Country Championships, hosted by Saginaw Valley State on October 23. The men came in fourth in the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships while the women were 13th. 

Michigan Tech places 24th at NCAA Division II Championships
Michigan Tech places 24th at NCAA Division II Championships

November 20, 2021

Michigan Tech men's cross country ended an impressive season with a 24th place team finish at the NCAA Division II Championships at the Abbey Course in Saint Leo, Florida Saturday morning. The Huskies fell short of a top-10 finish but had bright spots competing against the nation's best runners. Freshman Drew Kolodge finished 75th in 32:10.5 and was Tech's top scorer.

PREVIEW: No. 17 Huskies travel to NCAA Division II Championships
PREVIEW: No. 17 Huskies travel to NCAA Division II Championships

November 18, 2021

Ranked No. 17 in the nation, the Michigan Tech men's cross country team sets its sights on the NCAA Division II Championship finals 10K on Saturday, November 20. The race begins at 9:45 a.m. Eastern and will take place at the Abbey Course, hosted by Saint Leo in Florida. The Huskies finished fourth at the NCAA Division II Midwest Region Championships and second at the GLIAC Championships. They gained an at-large bid from the NCAA National committee to make their second appearance in program history at the National Championships.

Michigan Tech Men's Cross Country Ranked No. 17 in the nation
Michigan Tech Men's Cross Country Ranked No. 17 in the nation

November 10, 2021

Michigan Tech men's cross country was ranked No. 17 in Wednesday's United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCAAA) Division II National Rankings Poll. The Huskies also finished No. 4 in the Midwest Region. Wednesday marked the fourth time the Huskies have been Nationally ranked this fall and their highest position on the list to date. Michigan Tech is up eight positions from No. 25 on October 27.

Clayton Sayen Named NCAA Division II All-Region
Clayton Sayen Named NCAA Division II All-Region

November 08, 2021

All-Region honorees for the 2021 NCAA Division II Cross Country season were recognized on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and Michigan Tech junior Clayton Sayen earned the distinction for the second time.

Tech men's cross country qualifies for NCAA National Championships
Tech men's cross country qualifies for NCAA National Championships

November 08, 2021

Following a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships in Evansville, Indiana on Saturday, Michigan Tech men's cross country was revealed Monday as an NCAA Division II National Championships qualifier, selected as one of 10 at-large teams decided on by committee. The Huskies join thirty-three teams selected to participate in the championship. The top three, seven-person teams automatically qualified from each of eight regions, for a total of 24 teams.

Michigan Tech men finish 4th, women 13th at NCAA Region Championships
Michigan Tech men finish 4th, women 13th at NCAA Region Championships

November 06, 2021

Michigan Tech men's cross country placed fourth and women's cross country came in 13th at the NCAA Division II Midwest Region Championships Saturday afternoon at Angel Mounds Historic Park, hosted by Southern Indiana University. Top-ranked Grand Valley State won both team titles in the women's 6K race and men's 10K. 

PREVIEW: Division II Midwest Cross Country Regional
PREVIEW: Division II Midwest Cross Country Regional

November 04, 2021

Michigan Tech men’s and women’s cross country is set to compete in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 6 at Angel Mounds State Historic Site in Evansville, Indiana. The women’s 6K starts at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern) followed by the men’s 10K at 12:45 p.m.

Men's Cross Country Ranked No. 25 in Nation
Men's Cross Country Ranked No. 25 in Nation

October 27, 2021

Michigan Tech men's cross country was ranked No. 25 in Wednesday's United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCAAA) Division II National Rankings Poll. The Huskies also clocked in at No. 6 in the Midwest Region. It is the third time the Huskies have been ranked Nationally this fall and their highest position on the list to date.

Tech Men place 2nd, Women 4th at GLIAC Cross Country Championships
Tech Men place 2nd, Women 4th at GLIAC Cross Country Championships

October 23, 2021

Michigan Tech men's cross country finished second, while women's cross country came in fourth Saturday at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships, hosted by Saginaw Valley State University. Fighting through extremely soggy course conditions, Clayton Sayen cracked the top-10 for the fourth time this season with a fourth place 8K time of 25:04.1 (5:02 pace). Sam Lange crossed 13th in 25:57.8, followed by teammates Luke Moore (21st - 26:31.7), Nick Niemi (23rd - 26:36.2), and Nick McKenzie (27th - 26:36.2). Grand Valley State placed six runners inside the top-10 to take the men's team title with 25 points. Michigan Tech followed with 76. Then Wayne State (82 pts.), Saginaw Valley State (10 pts.), and Northwood (139 pts.) rounded out the top five. The best time on course went to Isaac Harding (GVSU - 24:35.6).

PREVIEW: GLIAC Women's Cross Country Championship
PREVIEW: GLIAC Women's Cross Country Championship

October 21, 2021

Michigan Tech women’s cross country is set to compete in a 6K race at the 2021 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 23. Saginaw Valley State hosts the event at a course located at the entrance of campus right off of M84.

PREVIEW: GLIAC Men's Cross Country Championships
PREVIEW: GLIAC Men's Cross Country Championships

October 21, 2021

Michigan Tech men’s cross country is set to embark on an 8K race at the 2021 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, October 23. Saginaw Valley State hosts the event at a course located at the entrance of campus right off of M84.