Cross Country

NEWS 5/30/13 1:34pm

Bill Morningstar retires after 41 years at Elon

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.

NEWS 8/31/12 8:49pm

Cross country balances team, individual goals as new season begins

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.

NEWS 8/22/12 3:40pm

Women's cross country voted top in SoCon by coaches

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.

NEWS 4/3/12 5:02pm

Redshirts take unique path in world of college athletics

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.