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CBU runners start out strong

The California Baptist University cross country team started the 2018 season with a dominant debut as a Division I program, after making a name for itself competing at the NCAA Division II level last season. Both men’s and women’s cross country teams started strong with the women coming in 2nd place and the men finishing […]

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Athletes dominate PacWest

California Baptist University’s five fall sports dominated the PacWest Conference in their final year before the school transitions into the NCAA Division I WAC in 2018. Both men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and women’s volleyball earned the PacWest Championship in early November before the teams advanced to playoffs. Dr. Ben Gall, […]

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Somogyi excels in cross country

Champion of the PacWest demonstrates versatility, talent, skill. Anett Somogyi, sophomore nutrition and food sciences major, said she never imagined running school races as a child in Hungary would transition into running races for a scholarship at a college in the United States, but that is exactly what happened. After participating in the Junior European Championship, Somogyi said she […]

Michael Lowrie, junior criminal justice major, crosses the finish line into victory as he places first in the home meet, Sept. 1, while giving the “Lance Up” sign.

Men’s cross country strives to keep streak alive

For the past six years, the men’s cross country team at California Baptist University have been the undefeated champions of the PacWest Conference. With the last season of Division II competition underway the Lancers strive to keep the win streak alive. “We want to win the conference, so there’s some pressure,” said Dennis Messmer, junior […]

Runner leaves allergies in dust

Athletes know there are challenges associated with improving their skill. They are stretched and tested, sometimes leading them to feel discouraged. Taylor Guske, senior exercise science major and cross country runner, looks at the challenges he has overcome as an opportunity to give all the glory to God. After transferring to California Baptist University last […]