• Golden Eagle women claim top finish, Mohamed and Kiprono pace men at Upstate Invitational
    October 05, 2019
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Tennessee Tech wrapped up its third meet of the season on Saturday morning as they competed in the Upstate Invitational at the Milliken Research Park.
  • Golden Eagles head to Upstate Invitational
    October 04, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech cross country travel to South Carolina this weekend as they participate in the Upstate Invitational on Saturday, October 5 at the Milliken Research Park.
  • Cross country concludes road trip to Nashville with Commodore Classic
    September 14, 2019
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech cross country made their second trip to Nashville on Saturday as they competed in the Commodore Classic, hosted by Vanderbilt University.
  • Golden Eagles set for Commodore Classic in Nashville
    September 13, 2019
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tech cross country will head back to Nashville this weekend as they compete in the Commodore Classic at Percy Warner Park on Saturday, Sept. 14. The men’s 8K race will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed shortly after at 9:15 a.m. for the women’s 6K competition.
  • Tech cross country to don purple ribbons at Commodore Classic in memory of former Golden Eagle Anna Cooper
    September 11, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech men's and women's cross country will celebrate the memory of former Golden Eagle student-athlete Anna Cooper with a special purple ribbon during the Commodore Classic on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Percy Warner Park in Nashville.
  • Mohammed, Jesang pace Golden Eagles at Belmont Opener
    August 31, 2019
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech cross country teams opened their season on a steamy Friday afternoon in Nashville, claiming a pair of sixth-place finishes during the Belmont Opener at Percy Warner Park.
  • Cross Country Opens 2019 Season at Belmont Opener
    August 29, 2019
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech cross country has their eyes set on their first competition of the 2019 season, the Belmont Opener at Percy Warner Park in Nashville on Friday, Aug. 30.
  • Dalton announces addition of former Golden Eagle head coach Tony Cox as volunteer assistant coach
    August 26, 2019
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Following five-years away from the program, Tennessee Tech head coach Peter Dalton announced the addition of former Golden Eagle head coach Tony Cox as a volunteer assistant coach for the track and field and cross country programs.
  • 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.
  • Purity Sanga completes Tech’s greatest individual women’s cross country season at NCAA Championships
    November 17, 2018
    MADISON, Wis. – In her second consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships, Purity Sanga handled herself very well and improved on her results from 2017, placing almost precisely in the middle of the 252-member women’s field. Sanga’s 128th-place finish was nearly 90 spots better than her first championship go-around in Louisville, Ky. (217th), and her time of 21-minutes, 19.3-seconds was almost 30 seconds faster (21:48.0).
  • Purity Sanga prepares for second straight trip to NCAA Cross Country Championships
    November 16, 2018
    MADISON, Wis. – For the second year in a row, Purity Sanga will compete in the final meet of the cross country season, the one reserved only for the very best collegiate runners the nation has to offer, the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships. The 2018 races will be held Saturday, November 17 at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course in Madison, Wis., with the starting gun for the women’s race going off at 10:45 a.m. CT. Sanga’s return trip comes on the back of her program-best seventh-place overall finish at the NCAA South Region Championships, where she completed the six-kilometer course at Florida State’s Apalachee Regional Park in 20-minutes, 43.0-seconds. In addition to her second consecutive all-region honor, Sanga claimed the final individual qualifier position for the NCAA Championships by recording the fourth-best result of the women not affiliated with South Region team qualifiers Florida and Florida State.
  • 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.
  • Heavy favorite Sanga wins OVC Cross Country Female Athlete of the Year; Kwambai shares Co-Female Freshman of the Year
    October 26, 2018
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – In what was most likely a unanimous decision, Tennessee Tech sophomore Purity Sanga was named the Ohio Valley Conference’s Cross Country Female Athlete of the Year, as announced by the league office Friday evening. During the same ceremony, teammate Janet Kwambai was honored for her impressive first season, as she earned Co-Female Freshman of the Year.
  • 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.
  • Sanga wins another OVC Runner of the Week, extends streak to five consecutive
    October 16, 2018
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – In an event that has become somewhat customary, Purity Sanga claimed her fifth straight installment of the Ohio Valley Conference’s Female Runner of the Week, giving her a year-long sweep of the award during Tech cross country’s 2018 regular season. As the only female runner in the OVC to ever win Runner of the Week four times in a row, Sanga’s fifth adds an additional layer of excellence to her sensational sophomore season, arguably the best ever assembled by a female runner in league history.
  • 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.
  • Sanga becomes first athlete in OVC history to win four straight Runner of the Week awards
    October 02, 2018
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – It has been an incredible run to start the cross country season for Tennessee Tech’s Purity Sanga, and with her latest accomplishments, she has earned Ohio Valley Conference Female Runner of the Week for the fourth week in a row, a first in the history of OVC cross country.
  • 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.
  • Sanga receives second straight OVC Female Runner of the Week award
    September 18, 2018
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech cross country has competed in two meets so far in the 2018 season, and Purity Sanga has now been tabbed as the OVC’s Female Runner of the Week after each of them. Sanga’s second consecutive honor comes on the heels of a school-record women’s five-kilometer performance at the Vanderbilt Commodore Classic, where she clocked a time of 17-minutes, 20.7-seconds. That result beat Micayla Rennick’s old program mark (17:29.8) from October 29, 2016 by more than nine ticks of the clock.
  • 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.
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