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Hanson’s triumphant return to cross country

Hanson’s triumphant return to cross country

Rylee Kirk, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

  Justin Hanson, a sophomore on the Mercer cross country team, has made a strong return after suffering several injuries. Last year, Hanson rolled both ankles in one race, and this year suffered from tendonitis in one knee. Hanson said that these injuries have given him a “mental setba...

Rogers runs through life one lap at a time

Rogers runs through life one lap at a time

Caitlyn Patton, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

  Senior cross country runner Victoria Rogers is leading her team towards success as she is constantly pushing herself to be the best she can be. She was Mercer’s top finisher in its first three meets and then its runner up in the latest meet. While she is hitting her stride now, running...

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Top five Mercer sports moments of the fall semester

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

January 30, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports

5. Jama runs away from competition for Julius Johnson Invitational win Men’s cross country runner Ahmed Jama took the reigns as a freshman for Mercer last semester, leading the Bears in all five of the team’s races -- but that doesn’t tell the whole story for the Woodstock, Georgia, native. ...

Inside the Den. (Episode 7)

Inside the Den. (Episode 7)

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule

October 28, 2015


Filed under Football, Podcast, Showcase, Sports

Inside the Den is back this week with a brand new episode. We have some very special guests this week including SoCon player of the month Maggie Cropp, goalkeeper for the women's soccer team and cross country SoCon tournament preview with runner Evan Park. Hayes and Justin talk about the keys to the...

Fall sports overview

Emily Rochefort

September 25, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Women’s Soccer On Sept. 7, the Mercer Women’s Soccer Team defeated the Houston University Cougars 3-2. In the third minute of the game, Washida Blackman, senior forward for the Bears, scored off of a free kick from Sarah Daane. Just before halftime, junior Sydney Brogden increased the score to...

Fall preview: who's who in the SoCon

Emily Rochefort

August 12, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Men’s Cross Country   At the last Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, the Mercer University Men’s Cross Country team finished seventh out of ten teams. The team graduated three seniors out of nine total members. “This upcoming season will be more of a building season with an incoming...

Athletes prepare for upcoming seasons, strive towards success

Bryson Jones

August 15, 2012


Filed under Sports

As the school year begins, several athletic teams across campus are already in preparation for their competitive seasons. Men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, and volleyball have all begun preseason training. The men’s soccer team brings a wealth of experience onto the...

Prosper, Niemann lead runners to 18th, 21st place

Bryson Jones

November 16, 2011


Filed under Sports

The men’s and women’s cross country teams saw their last action of the season on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the 2011 NCAA South Regionals Meet in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Both men and women’s teams wanted to end the season on a high note. In the men’s race, sophomore phenomenon Sony Prosper led the men’s...

Cross country caps season with 6th, 7th place finishes in A-Sun

Joshua Morrison

November 2, 2011


Filed under Sports

Mercer’s men and women’s cross country teams wrapped up their season this past Saturday with their conference finals in Nashville, TN. Both teams posted similar performances with the women taking sixth and the men taking seventh out of 10 overall squads. Both teams have had strong performances leading...

Runners continue to shatter records at Royal XC Challenge

Joshua Morrison

October 19, 2011


Filed under Sports

Mercer’s men and women’s cross country teams traveled to Charlotte, N.C. to compete in the Royal Cross Country Challenge on Friday, Oct. 14.  Held at the cross country hub of McAlpine Creek Park, the teams performed very well on this fast course, and many runners brought home personal records. The...

Cross Country squads running strong, men win RunFit

Garret McDowell

September 21, 2011


Filed under Sports

The Mercer Bears’ cross country squads have started the season strong at several invitationals in the first half of September 2011. The Bears have traveled to Athens for the UGA Invitational to Americus for the Georgia Southwestern Remembrance Run, and have hosted the 10th Annual Mercer RunFit Sports...

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