Junior cross-country runner Emily Dunne had aspirations of setting both individual and school records as a freshman.
Weaving throughout the South Campus intramural fields, the Elon University Cross Country Course is home to many Phoenix cross country practices.
Senior cross country runner Allyson Oram has been a real trailblazer during the 2013 Elon University cross country season.
Junior Luis Vargas captured a top-three finish at the Southern Conference Cross Country Championship as the Phoenix had a strong showing in Birmingham Ala.
Senior runner Allyson Oram broke the Elon University school record in the 6K as the Elon cross country team had a strong showing in the NCAA Pre-Nationals Saturday, Oct.
Senior Ben Perron’s new personal-record highlighted the Elon University cross country team’s performance at the Blue Ridge Open on Friday, Oct.
A small group of the Elon University cross country team competed in the Mountaineer Open in Boone, N.C.
Athletes and teams alike are always looking for some sort of advantage, something that will give them a much-needed edge and help push them to victory.
The Elon University cross country team started its 2013 season in winning fashion with the team title at the Wake Forest Relays Friday, Aug.
The Class of 2013 has been at Elon University for four years. Bill Morningstar’s time at the school, both as a student and athletic coach, nearly multiplies that number by 11. To put in perspective how long Morningstar has been a part of the Elon landscape, he arrived on the campus of what was then Elon College in 1960, three years after Earl Danieley assumed the president’s office. While Morningstar graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1964, graduation day for the Class of 2013 will mark another graduation in its own right for the 41-year coach. Officially announcing his retirement from the men’s golf program in December, Morningstar leaves a legacy decorated with more than just accolades and records on the links. Elon College — round No.
Cross country is one a rare collegiate sport, along with golf and wrestling, because it is both individual and team-based. Couple that with having both men’s and women’s sides, and cross country turns out to be what Elon University men’s cross country redshirt sophomore Sean Magee calls “weird.” “Your race is really individual, you don’t have to pest anybody or do anything like that,” he said.
Nine days before their first race of the season, the Elon University women's cross country team got a bit of a boost from the Southern Conference coaches. The Phoenix women were picked to finish first in the conference in 2012, earning the first-place vote of seven of the twelve SoCon coaches and 115 points.
Ever heard of Warren Alfson? Probably not, but his decision in 1938 helped give several Elon Phoenix athletes an extra year of college athletics participation. Alfson, a sophomore member of the Nebraska University football team at the time, decided to take a year to just practice and not play because there were too many good players ahead of him, therefore gaining an extra year of playing eligibility in the process.
Eight of the nine athletes on the Elon University women's cross country team finished the Southern Conference meet with personal-best times.