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Cross country prepares for the ‘biggest race of the season’ at Pac-12 Championships

Cross country prepares for the ‘biggest race of the season’ at Pac-12 Championships

By Jared Walch

October 27, 2016

The University of Utah cross country team prepares for its biggest race of the season this weekend as they travel to Tucson, Ariz. for the Pac-12 championships this Friday, Oct. 28. The Utes will come in as the fifth-ranked team to run in the Pac-12 finals. “We are in a position similar to where we...

Here Comes Poppy

Here Comes Poppy

By Jared Walch

October 25, 2016

From across the pond comes Poppy Tank, a freshman at the U and a runner on the university’s cross country team. Already, she is one of the rising stars in Utah’s running program. To come in as a freshman and make the impact she has, most people would think she was running since she was young. Her...

Utes Finish Sixth at Notre Dame, Focus on Improvement

By Jared Walch

October 6, 2016

In its first big meet of the season, the Utah cross country team finished sixth out of 23 teams in the Joe Piane Invitational, one of the most prestigious races in the nation, in South Bend, Ind. “Overall, we were very pleased to finish sixth in that race,” said head coach Kyle Kepler. “We finished...

Cross country: Utes finish second, look ahead to Notre Dame Invitational

Cross country: Utes finish second, look ahead to Notre Dame Invitational

September 28, 2016

The University of Utah cross country team ran at Nevada in the Reno Chase Race this past Friday night, and the Utes finished second of the two teams. Freshman Poppy Tank, a true freshman from Devon, England, surprised herself and her teammates as she took the first overall spot with a time of 22:06. “I...

Cross Country: Utes Take Home First at Montana Invitational

Cross Country: Utes Take  Home First at Montana Invitational

September 20, 2016

Chalk up a win for the University of Utah women's cross country team. The Utes ran at the Montana State Invitational this past weekend and they ended up taking first place overall. Head coach Kyle Kepler was beaming in his team's effort. “We were really pleased with how well we ran," Kepler said....

Cross Country: Stringfellow Ready To Compete

September 7, 2016

Former volleyball player turned runner Kate Stringfellow has returned for the 2016 cross country season after serving an LDS mission. The redshirt senior from Highland high school has been with the program since 2010, and she's eager to get back to competing. “She's one of those athletes that is a...

Cross country: Utes Ready to get Rolling

Cross country: Utes Ready to get Rolling

By Blake Marshall

August 31, 2016

As students prepared for classes to begin, the Utah women’s cross country team prepared for its season by hosting fall camp in Heber City, Utah. Head coach Kyle Kepler noted that while there were no real surprises during this year’s assembly, he was pleased with the work that the athletes put in...

Cross Country: A Leader On And Off The Track

Cross Country: A Leader On And Off The Track

By Aaron Clark

August 17, 2016

After qualifying for the program’s first NCAA Championships in history and finishing 26th overall, the U cross country team is determined to prove that last season wasn’t a fluke. The team has progressed significantly with the leadership of head coach Kyle Kepler, as well as one of its team capt...

Cross Country: 2015 Ute Team Made Its Mark in Program History

Cross Country: 2015 Ute Team Made Its Mark in Program History

December 2, 2015

After ­last season saw the Utah cross country team once again fail to qualify as a team for the NCAA Championships, 2015 became a landmark year for the Utes. Utah qualified as a team for the NCAA championship for the first time in school history and performed well, with 11 Utes earning All-Academic...

Cross country: Utes finish in 26th at NCAA Championships

Cross country: Utes finish in 26th at NCAA Championships

November 22, 2015

Ever since head coach Kyle Kepler took over the reins of the Utah cross country team 11 years ago, he has been waiting for this superlative moment. For the first time in school history, the Utes competed as a team in the Division I NCAA Cross Country National Championships. The Utes finished in 26th...

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