2013-14 Cross Country News

June 19, 2014
Pardon Ndhlovu With Chance To Make History
AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta assistant coach for cross country and track and field, Pardon Ndhlovu, has a chance to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5-21, when he races the Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minn., this Saturday, June 21st.

June 19, 2014
Brandt Named Collegiate Star By Augusta Sports Council
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jaguar senior Jaiden Brandt can’t stop getting accolades for historic year on the cross country course as the Augusta Sports Council tabbed him the Male Collegiate Star at their annual G.A.M.E.S (Greater Augusta Medals for Excellence in Sports) banquet on June 12, 2014.

February 14, 2014
Six Jags Named To All-Academic Teams
AUGUSTA, Ga. – A total of six Jaguars represented GRU Augusta Cross Country on the 2013 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II All-Academic teams.

November 26, 2013
Jaguars Conclude Historic Year
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguar Men’s Cross Country team ended its season on Saturday, Nov. 23 in Spokane, Wash., like most teams dream of – by competing in the NCAA Championships.

November 23, 2013
Jags Place 31st at NCAA Championships
SPOKANE, Wash. – The GRU Augusta Men’s Cross Country team finished 31st at the NCAA Championships Saturday afternoon in a 10K race at Plantes Ferry Athletic Complex. The Jaguars represented Georgia Regents University for the first time at a championship event.

November 20, 2013
Jaguars Set For NCAA Championships
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta Men’s Cross Country program will represent Georgia Regents University for the first time at an NCAA Championship competition this Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Division II finals in Spokane, Wash., at the Plantes Ferry Athletic Complex.

November 13, 2013
Three Jags Named All Region
AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta Men’s Cross Country seniors Jaiden Brandt and Dustin Ross and sophomore Preston Jones were named All-Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) following the NCAA regional championship meet on Nov. 9.

November 13, 2013
Jags Making First RUN At National Championships
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguar Men’s Cross Country program will have a sendoff party and reception hosted by Fat Man’s Café at Enterprise Mill Event Center on Monday, Nov. 18 starting at 6:30 p.m. to honor the team for qualifying for the NCAA Championships.

November 9, 2013
Jags Men Third At Regionals
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – GRU Augusta sent both teams to the NCAA Southeast Regionals at McAlpine Creek Park where senior Jaiden Brandt placed second to lead the No. 2 Jaguars to third overall and give them a berth to the NCAA Nationals, while the women took 15th in Charlotte, N.C.

November 4, 2013
Jags Ready For Southeast Regional
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Currently sitting at No. 2 in the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association’s Southeast Region, the GRU Augusta Men’s Cross Country team, along with the Jaguar women, are ready for the NCAA Southeast Regionals on Nov. 9 at McAlpine Creek Park in Charlotte, N.C.

October 30, 2013
GRU Augusta Named All-Academic
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguar Men’s Cross Country Program posted three runners on the 2013 Peach Belt Conference’s All-Academic Team, while junior Jessica Carpenter earned an honorable mention for the women, according to a release Tuesday afternoon from the conference in office Augusta.

October 29, 2013
Jaguars Jump Two Spots
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Following an eventful championship weekend and bringing home a Peach Belt Conference title after winning the league finals on Saturday, Oct. 26, the GRU Augusta Men’s Cross Country program moved up two places (the most of any school) in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s week-six Southeast Region poll.

October 29, 2013
Cross Country Champions T-Shirts Available
Cross Country Champions t-shirts with the GRU Augusta logo are now available in the Peach Belt Conference online store.

October 28, 2013
Ward Named Coach Of The Year
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference has named Adam Ward the 2013 Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season, after Ward led his men to a first-place finish at the league championships Saturday afternoon for their third team title of the year.

October 28, 2013
Jaguars Clean Up At Championships
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta Men’s Cross Country team just won their second championship in the last three years and can add a Runner of the Year accolade for Senior Jaiden Brandt and Peach Belt All-Conference honors for five Jaguar men, after the conclusion of the PBC Championships Saturday morning.

October 26, 2013
Jags Men Place First At Championships
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta men’s cross country program tied for first place with Columbus State in the Peach Belt Conference Championships, while the Jaguar women placed sixth Saturday morning in Americus, Ga., on the campus of Georgia Southwestern at the Southland Academy Course.

October 23, 2013
GRU Augusta Ready To Take On League
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta men’s and women’s cross country programs wrapped up a solid regular season and are ready for the Peach Belt Conference Championships on Oct. 26 in Americus, Ga., on the campus of Georgia Southwestern at the Southland Academy Course for a women’s 6K and men’s 8K at 9:00 a.m.

October 17, 2013
Jags Plan All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta Cross Country and Track and Field programs have set the eighth annual Pancake Breakfast for Saturday, Oct. 19 from 7:00-10:00 a.m. inside Fat Man’s Café in Downtown Augusta, Ga.

October 11, 2013
Jaguars Race Royals Challenge
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the third time this year, senior Jaiden Brandt paced the Jaguar men’s team, leading them to a third-place finish, while the GRU Augusta women earned 10th at the Royals Cross Country Challenge in Charlotte, N.C., at McAlpine Park.

October 9, 2013
Jaguar Men Remain Third In Region
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta Men’s and Women’s Cross Country programs remained in the top 10 for the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II Regional Rankings Tuesday afternoon, with the men holding on to No. 3 spot and the women No. 7.

October 1, 2013
GRU Augusta Remains In Top-10 Rankings
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta Men’s and Women’s Cross Country programs remained in the top 10 for the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II Regional Rankings Tuesday afternoon, according to a release from the USTFCCCA.

September 28, 2013
GRU Augusta Runs Charlotte Invitational
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Senior Jaiden Brandt finished fifth overall at the eighth annual Charlotte Invitational at McAlpine Park to help pace the Jaguar men to an eight-place finish in the men’s 27-team 8K gold race on Saturday morning, Sept. 28 in Charlotte, N.C.

September 26, 2013
Charlotte Invitational: The Run Down
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguar Men’s and Women’s Cross Country programs head to McApline Park for the 8th annual Charlotte Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 28 for a men’s 8K and women’s 6K.

September 20, 2013
GRU Augusta Men Take Jaguar Invitational
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguar Men’s Cross Country team placed six runners in the top 10 to win the Jaguar Invitational, while the women’s team put three in the leading ten to take third at GRU Augusta’s home meet on Friday night at Blanchard Woods Park.

September 17, 2013
GRU Augusta In Top-10 Regional Rankings
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta Men’s and Women’s Cross Country programs headlined the first regular-season edition of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II Regional Rankings released Tuesday afternoon.

September 16, 2013
Jags Ready To Host First Meet Of Year
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta Cross Country programs will host their first meet of the 2013 season, the Jaguar Invitational, this Friday, Sept. 20 at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans, Ga., for a men’s 8K at 5:30 p.m. and a women’s 6K at 6:15 p.m.

September 7, 2013
GRU Augusta Races The Remembrance Run
AMERICUS, Ga. – The GRU Augusta men’s and women’s cross country programs fared well in their first meet of the 2013 season in The Remembrance Run at the Southland Academy Course on the campus of Georgia Southwestern.

August 12, 2013
Jags Picked Second In Preseason Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguar Men’s Cross Country program was ranked second in the Peach Belt Conference preseason poll, the conference office announced Monday morning after a census from the league’s coaches.

August 7, 2013
Ward Adds Assistants
AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta Cross Country and Outdoor Track & field improved right away on Wednesday afternoon by adding Pardon Ndhlovu and Olimpia Nowak as the new graduate assistant coaches for both sports.

July 12, 2013
Jags Order New Agenda
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta men’s and women’s cross country teams announced their 2013 schedules on Friday morning, according to an announcement from head coach Adam Ward.

July 4, 2013
Jaguars Ink 10 Runners
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta cross country teams and head coach Adam Ward enhanced their rosters Thursday afternoon with the men’s team adding three new faces and the women’s program seven for the upcoming 2013-14 season.