• Tech men's cross country team to hold open tryouts for 2019-20 roster
    August 15, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Have a passion for running? Do you possess the innate desire to compete and win? Do you want the thrill of succeeding both as an individual and as part of a team? There may be a place for you on the Tennessee Tech men’s cross country team.
  • Tech hires Peter Dalton to lead cross country/track and field teams
    August 09, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Peter Dalton has seen what the Ohio Valley Conference can offer when it comes to cross country and track and field. With five years under his belt at UT Martin, he helped bring the Skyhawk programs to new heights. Now Dalton gets the chance to build upon the efforts started by Wayne Angel and his staff as he was announced Friday as Tennessee Tech’s newest head coach in cross country and track and field. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank [Tech Director of Athletics] Mark Wilson and [Tennessee Tech] President [Dr. Phil] Oldham for this opportunity,” Dalton said. “During my time on campus, it became apparent that the staff was wholeheartedly committed to the student-athletes in every way. I look forward to working with the coaching staff and talented student-athletes, so that we can ensure the athletes graduate with a bright future and a championship-winning experience.”
  • Tech cross country teams receive national academic honor from USTFCCCA
    February 16, 2019
    NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Tennessee Tech men’s and women’s cross country teams have garnered All-Academic honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2018 season. With this set of awards, the Tech women’s team has now been recognized three times in program history, while the men’s team has met the criteria in two different seasons. Teams must record a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better to be eligible.
  • Sanga resets program’s best-ever individual finish, Cheplak makes all-region at NCAA South Region Championships
    November 09, 2018
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – In what has become almost a weekly occurrence this season, the 2018 Tennessee Tech cross country teams added more record book material at Friday morning’s NCAA South Region Championships. Purity Sanga re-established the program’s best individual finish, and the men’s team – led by Brannon Cheplak’s all-region performance – took seventh out of 24 teams, the best regional result in Wayne Angel’s tenure as head coach. Sanga’s six-kilometer time of 20-minutes, 43.0-seconds awarded her seventh place overall among 208 runners in the competition, and improved on the program’s top individual finish, which she set last year with an eighth-place result. Sanga, who continues to make her case as the best runner in Tech history for either gender, recorded her second all-region honor in as many seasons, and will also be headed to the NCAA Championships for the second straight year. Her qualification for the championship meet comes by virtue of being the No. 4 individual finisher not affiliated with a team that finished in the top two.
  • Tech cross country teams prepare for greatest challenge to date: NCAA South Region Championships
    November 08, 2018
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following record-book performances at the OVC Championships, the Tennessee Tech cross country teams have spent the past week and a half recuperating and preparing to be at their best at the biggest meet of their season to date: the NCAA South Region Championships. The South regional races will be held Friday morning at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Fla., with the women’s six-kilometer competition kicking off the action at 7:30 a.m. CT. The men’s 10-kilometer run will follow, and is schedule for an 8:30 a.m. start.
  • Sanga reigns supreme at OVC Championships, men post highest team finish since 1967
    October 27, 2018
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Purity Sanga followed through on her billing as the top female runner in the Ohio Valley Conference this season, winning the individual league title on Saturday morning at the OVC Championships. The Tech men made their own statement in the second race of the event, taking a third-place team finish, the program’s best since 1967.
  • Tech cross country seeks to make history at OVC Championships
    October 26, 2018
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – An outstanding season for the Tennessee Tech cross country program has the potential to culminate in a storybook ending on Saturday morning when runners from all 12 Ohio Valley Conference institutions will meet in Cape Girardeau, Mo. to decide the league champions. For TTU, the OVC Championships will be the climax of meticulous preparation and five regular-season meets that have seen both the men’s and women’s teams progress tremendously.
  • Uncharted Territory: Tech men’s cross country gets highest-ever ranking in USTFCCCA South Region
    October 15, 2018
    NEW ORLEANS, La. – After its third runner-up finish, and fifth straight top-six result of the 2018 campaign, Tennessee Tech men’s cross country received a sixth-place ranking in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s South Region, the highest position the program has ever held.
  • Tech cross country puts exclamation point on regular season with dynamic finishes at Blazer Classic
    October 12, 2018
    MONTEVALLO, Ala. – If the prior weeks’ accomplishments weren’t enough proof, Tennessee Tech cross country left no doubt it’s ready for the OVC Championships in two weeks, as it turned in another round of spectacular performances at the UAB Blazer Classic Friday morning.
  • TTU cross country heads south for Blazer Classic, final meet before OVC Championships
    October 11, 2018
    MONTEVALLO, Ala. – Tennessee Tech cross country will get its final test run prior to the Ohio Valley Conference Championships when it competes at the Blazer Classic on Friday morning, hosted by the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB). Following a stretch of four races in four weeks, the Tech cross country teams were off last weekend to rest ahead of the season’s final push toward the championship meets.
  • TTU track and field/cross country welcomes Loyd as new assistant coach
    October 05, 2018
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The defending indoor and outdoor OVC champion Tennessee Tech track and field program has hired Ed Loyd as an assistant coach for the 2018-19 athletic year. Loyd comes to Tech after a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Kennesaw State University, where his duties included scouting, recruiting and coaching student-athletes, primarily for the jumps and combined events. Additionally, Loyd was responsible for making updates to Kennesaw’s recruiting manual, performing regular academic class checks and quality control of student-athletes during road meets.
  • Tech men continue to trend upward, Sanga posts third-straight program record at Greater Louisville Classic
    September 30, 2018
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The accomplishments continued to rise for the Tennessee Tech cross country teams with the conclusion of the Greater Louisville Classic Saturday, as the men’s team claimed its highest finish ever at the event and Purity Sanga broke the program record for the 5K for the third straight week.
  • TTU cross country looks to continue impressive start at Greater Louisville Classic
    September 28, 2018
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Tennessee Tech cross country road tour rolls on, as coach Wayne Angel’s teams head north for the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday morning at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. Fresh off the Mountain Dew Invitational, another meet characterized by a historic performance from Purity Sanga and a top finish for the surging men’s team, the Golden Eagles move on to what will undoubtedly be the largest meet of their season.
  • Kipkirui, Sanga crowned OVC Runners of the Week again
    September 25, 2018
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – For the second time in a cross country season that isn’t even a month old, Sammy Kipkirui and Purity Sanga have given the Tennessee Tech program a sweep of the Ohio Valley Conference Runner of the Week awards.
  • Super Sanga blazes another new 5K record, men second overall at Mountain Dew Invitational
    September 22, 2018
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Tennessee Tech cross country team produced another set of headlines at the 2018 Florida Mountain Dew Invitational, as Purity Sanga clocked the first sub-17-minute 5K time in Tech history, and the men’s team replicated its runner-up finish from a season ago. One week after etching her name into the women’s record book with the best 5K time in TTU history, sophomore Purity Sanga outdid herself this time, burning up the track on UF’s Mark Bostick Golf Course with a time of 16-minutes, 41.58-seconds for her second consecutive runner-up overall finish.
  • Tech cross country looks to continue banner start to 2018 at Florida Mountain Dew Invitational
    September 21, 2018
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’s been an eventful two weeks for Tennessee Tech cross country. Opening weekend brought a pair of individual race champions and OVC Runners of the Week in Sammy Kipkirui and Purity Sanga, as well as a women’s team victory. Week two at the Commodore Classic was even bigger, highlighted by Sanga’s new-school-record 5K and second consecutive Runner of the Week award from the conference, as well as a top-five finish for the men’s team and their subsequent No. 8 South Region ranking by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association.
  • Tech men’s cross country debuts at No. 8 in USTFCCCA South Region rankings
    September 17, 2018
    NEW ORLEANS, La. – After an outstanding fourth-place showing at the Commodore Classic, the Tennessee Tech men’s cross country team caught the eyes of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, coming in at No. 8 in the South Region rankings released Monday.
  • Sanga’s school record, men’s top-five finish highlight breakout performance at Commodore Classic
    September 15, 2018
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sophomore Purity Sanga is the new owner of the fastest women’s five-kilometer time in Tennessee Tech cross country history, and she sits alone at the top of the all-time list by a wide margin. Sanga came across the finish line in 17-minutes, 20.7-seconds, eclipsing Micayla Rennick’s old mark of 17:29.8 from October 29, 2016 by more than nine ticks of the clock.
  • Tech cross country teams infiltrate The Music City for Vanderbilt Commodore Classic
    September 14, 2018
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After an impressive showing at the Golden Eagle Invitational to open the season, Tennessee Tech cross country will go on the road for the first time in 2018 for the Commodore Classic hosted by Vanderbilt University. The races will be run on the Vaughn’s Gap Cross Country Course at Percy Warner Park outside Nashville, with the men’s eight-kilometer race happening first at 9 a.m., followed by the women’s 5K at 10 a.m.
  • Angel receives contract extension through 2020-21 athletic year
    September 11, 2018
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – After directing one of the fastest and arguably the most impressive turnarounds in the history of Tennessee Tech Athletics, head cross country and women’s track & field coach Wayne Angel has received a contract extension that will keep him at the helm of the Golden Eagle programs through the 2020-21 athletic seasons.
  • Kipkirui, Sanga sweep OVC Cross Country Runner of the Week awards
    September 11, 2018
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech cross country athletes won both of the Runner of the Week awards given out by the Ohio Valley Conference on Tuesday following Tech’s season-opening Golden Eagle Invitational Saturday.
  • Tech cross country makes strong 2018 debut at Golden Eagle Invitational
    September 08, 2018
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – “Whose house is this!?” “TECH’S!” “Whose house is this!?” “TECH’S!” “Whose house is this!?” “TECH’S!” So went the chant led by coach Wayne Angel prior to the men’s four-mile cross country race on Saturday morning at the Putnam County Sports Complex. The idea, obviously, was that both the TTU men’s and women’s cross country teams were coming into the race intending to defend their home turf, and when the results came out, that’s exactly what they had done.
  • There’s no place like home: Tech cross country to open season with Golden Eagle Invitational
    August 27, 2018
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – For the third straight season, Tennessee Tech cross country will enjoy the comforts of home on opening weekend when it hosts the Golden Eagle Invitational on September 8 starting at 8:30 a.m. CT.
  • Tech cross country schedules released for 2018 campaigns
    August 22, 2018
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men’s and women’s cross country teams once again boast a full slate for the 2018 seasons as head coach Wayne Angel officially released the programs’ schedules.
  • Tech cross country ends season at NCAA South Regional
    November 10, 2017
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Two male and four female Tennessee Tech cross country runners appeared at the NCAA South Regional Friday morning in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to see how they stacked up against a combined 392 other runners around the region.
  • Men's cross country set to take on NCAA South Regional on Friday
    November 09, 2017
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Tennessee Tech men’s cross country team continues its postseason run on Friday at the NCAA South Regional Championships, hosted by the University of Alabama at the Harry Pritchett Running Park.
  • Tech men start postseason with sixth-place finish at OVC Championship; Boit makes All-OVC first team
    October 28, 2017
    CHARLESTON, Ill. – Tennessee Tech men’s cross country began its postseason at the OVC Championship on Saturday morning, enduring cold conditions at host Eastern Illinois’ Panther Trail Course.
  • Boit named OVC Men's Athlete of Year; Sanga Women's Freshman of Year following outstanding regular-season campaigns
    October 27, 2017
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – With the OVC Championship races on the horizon, sophomore Gilbert Boit and freshman Purity Sanga have been recognized by the Ohio Valley Conference for their efforts all season on the cross country course.
  • Men's cross country among strong field for Saturday's OVC Championship
    October 26, 2017
    CHARLESTON, Ill. – The Tennessee Tech men’s cross country postseason begins Saturday with the 2017 OVC Cross Country Championship, which features a tough field of all 12 OVC teams. Five teams, including Tech, are ranked regionally by the USTFCCCA.
  • Boit awarded OVC Male Runner of the Week honor
    October 17, 2017
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Sophomore Gilbert Boit has been named the adidas® OVC Male Runner of the Week for the third time of the 2017 season, as announced by the Ohio Valley Conference office Tuesday.
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