PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Cross Country) – The Shawnee State men's and women's cross country teams put together another stout effort – this time, off of the running surface – as 12 individuals were named to the Mid-South Conference's All-Academic Team – including a program-record seven males, as announced on Friday by conference officials. Honors were awarded to each student-athlete of sophomore status who obtained a grade-point-average of at least 3.25 or better.
With the aforementioned seven members being honored for the men, the Bears would tie Campbellsville for the most Academic All-Mid South members on the men's list.
HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (Men's Cross Country) – The Shawnee State men's cross country squad used four top 30 times from David Jaeger (FR/Liberty Township, Ohio), Will Doering (SR/Grove City, Ohio), Cody Redman (SO/Circleville, Ohio) and Ethan Richter (SO/Chillicothe, Ohio) to grab a fourth place finish of 31teams at the ASICS Sand Shark Invitational in Hardeeville, S.C. on Saturday morning.
The Bears, who also put six harriers in the top 60, grabbed a total of 116 points on the afternoon, finishing behind to No. 24 SCAD Savannah (Ga.), No. 8 Dalton State (Ga.), and NCAA Division III Berea (Ky.) on the afternoon.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Men's Cross Country) – The Shawnee State University men's cross country team put two runners in the top 30 and six of its seven scoring runners finished inside the top 75 to score a 10th place finish at the NAIA Preview on Friday afternoon in Charlotte, N.C.
In addition to the success that the Bears had as a team for the event, its top pair of runners made their way into program lore as Parker Blain (SO/Marietta, Ohio) and Cody Redman (SO/Circleville, Ohio) obtained times that placed amongst the program's top 25 runners of all time.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Men's Cross Country) – For the fifth straight week in 2015 – and sixth consecutive overall – the Shawnee State men's cross country program finds itself in the NAIA Top 25 Poll as the Bears held their No. 16 overall ranking for the fourth straight week.
Over the past weekend, the men ran at the All-Ohio Championship in Cedarville, Ohio and finished in the top half of a field stacked with NCAA Division I, II, and III opponents along with NAIA schools as the Bears grabbed a 20th place finish in the 47-team field by putting all seven scoring runners inside the top 70.
COLUMBIA, Ky. (Men's Cross Country) – For the first time in his young career, Shawnee State men's cross country harrier David Jaeger (FR/Liberty Township, Ohio) has won the Mid-South Conference's Runner of the Week award, conference officials announced on Tuesday morning.
The freshman was awarded with the honor after running an official time of 26:14 to finish 22nd in a 189-runner field full of NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA competitors at the All-Ohio Championship in Cedarville, Ohio on Friday, Oct. 2.