Lipscomb University senior cross country and track star Ryan Chastain has been named District IV First Team ESPN The Magazine/College Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA) All-Academic Team for Track & Field/Cross Country. District IV includes schools in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Alabama.
Jonathan Williams won the men's steeplechase and Amanda Twigg won the 800 meters and was part of the winning 4x400m Relay A Team at the Birmingham Southern Invitational.
The Lipscomb Bisons cross country team ranked eighth nationally in the NCAA Division Men's Cross Country All-Academic Team rankings for 2009. The honors are given by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Bisons cumulative grade point average after the fall semester was 3.49.
Lipscomb holds a narrow lead on ETSU in the A-Sun All-Academic race. The Bisons' percentages for men's cross country, men's basketball and women's basketball all top the conference. The Bisons lead with 87 student-athletes on the team.
The Lipscomb men's and women's cross country teams continued their tradition of excellence in academics with 19 men and 13 women earning Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team honors for fall 2009.
Lipscomb cross country coach Bill Taylor has announced team awards for the 2009 season for both the Lady Bisons and Bisons.
The Lipscomb men's and women's cross country teams finished at their highest levels ever in the NCAA South Regional Qualifier Saturday in Tuscaloosa, prompting coach Bill Taylor to predict and even brighter future for both teams.
The Bisons cross country team finished 16th in the NCAA South Regional Qualifier Saturday morning in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Senior Ryan Chastain led the way for the Bisons with a 38th place finish.
Ryan Chastain earned All A-Sun honors for the second year in a row with a fourth place finish in the Atlantic Sun Cross Country Championships Saturday. The Bisons finished sixth as a team.
The Bisons and Lady Bisons are ready for the Atlantic Sun cross country championships Saturday morning in DeLand, Fla. The men are rated fifth and the women are ranked seventh in the conference.
The Bisons finished second and the Lady Bisons finished fourth in the Kennesaw State Owls Invite Friday in Kennesaw, Ga.
The Bisons and Lady Bisons competed in the University of Evansville Invitational in Evansville, Ind., as coach Bill Taylor split his squads for the weekend.
For the second time in three weeks the Lipscomb Bisons cross country team is ranked 15th in the South Region by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross County Coaches Association.
The Bisons finished 24th in a field of 38 teams and the Lady Bisons were 21st in a field of 35 Saturday at the eighth annual Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic.
The Lipscomb Bisons and Lady Bisons had a less than enjoyable experience Saturday at the Roy Griak Invite hosted by the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Just a week after winning the Vanderbilt Invite, the men finished 18th out of 18. The women fared slightly better, finishing 16th of 17.
The Lipscomb Bisons, led by Ryan Chastain, won first place Saturday morning in the Vanderbilt Commodore Classic at the Vaughn's Gap course at Percy Warner Park. The Bisons battled a wet course and drizzling rain to win their first ever first place in a cross country event under coach Bill Taylor. There were 16 teams in the race. The Lady Bisons placed fifth in a field of 17 teams.
It isn't often that the Lipscomb cross country teams get the opportunity to compete in Nashville. Saturday morning the Lady Bisons will compete at 9. The Bisons will run at 10. The races will be held at the Vaughn's Gap Course at Percy Warner Park. A pancake breakfast sponsored by the Student Government Association and Student Involvement will begin at 8.
The Lipscomb men's cross country team is ranked in the South Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the first time in the history of the program in the NCAA era. The Bisons enter the week ranked 15th.
The Bisons finished third and the Lady Bisons were eighth in the Belmont Opener Firiday night at Percy Warner Park, the first cross country meet of the season.
Coach Bill Taylor has a large number of young runners, especially on the men's team this season. He expects the Belmont Opener Friday at Percy Warner Park to be a learning experience for both the Bisons and Lady Bisons.