2019 Oglethorpe Men's Cross Country News

  • Sports information directors select Mateo Villa to Academic All-District team
    May 30, 2020
    The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) named Oglethorpe senior cross-country star Mateo Villa to their 2020 Academic All-District Men's Track and Field/Cross Country Team on Friday. It marked his first time receiving the honor, which goes to the student-athletes who show the best combination of academic and athletic performance in each district.
  • SAA suspends remainder of 2019-20 season
    March 12, 2020
    The Southern Athletic Association announced the suspension of the 2020 spring sports season Friday morning. After Friday, March 20, all conference competition, spring championships and postseason awards will be suspended.
  • Sixty-four Stormy Petrels named to 2019 fall SAA Academic Honor Roll
    February 06, 2020
    The Oglethorpe athletic department saw 64 student-athletes named to the 2019 fall SAA Academic Honor Roll Thursday. 
  • Cross country teams earn coaches' all-academic honors; Villa takes individual all-academic accolades
    January 31, 2020
    The Oglethorpe men's cross country team received multiple academic awards from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) this week, as the team was named an all-academic squad and senior Mateo Villa earned individual all-academic honors. It marked the first such award of Villa's career.
  • Five Stormy Petrels named to SAA fall all-sportsmanship teams
    December 11, 2019
    The SAA released their fall all-sportsmanship teams Wednesday, recognizing student-athletes who displayed outstanding sportsmanship over the course of their seasons.
  • Men's cross country earns numerous postseason awards, highlighted by Villa's All-Region honor
    November 19, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's cross country team saw several athletes earn postseason honors this month, both for performances in the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional and the SAA Cross Country Championships. Senior Mateo Villa garnered South/Southeast All-Region honors, while senior Rodrigo Meade, sophomores Aidan Goldston and Thomas Ridley, and junior Bill Lester all took home All-SAA honors.
  • Men's cross country finishes 13th at NCAA Regional
    November 16, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's cross country team placed 13th at the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Saturday in Memphis, Tennessee. They finished with 398 points on the afternoon and an average time of 27 minutes, 1 second on the 8-kilometer course.
  • Men's cross country finishes third at SAA Championships, four individuals earn top 15 finishes
    November 02, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's cross country team finished third at the SAA Cross Country Championships in Mount Berry Saturday, earning 60 points to come in just behind second-place Rhodes, 12 back of champion Centre, and 19 ahead of fourth-place Berry. The Stormy Petrels came in with an average time of 26 minutes, 30.06 seconds on the 8-kilometer course.
  • Fall teams compete in SAA Championships this weekend
    November 01, 2019
    Four teams will compete in their respective SAA championship events on Saturday, with men's and women's cross country, and men's and women's soccer taking part in locations around the southeastern United States.
  • Aidan Goldston named SAA men's runner of week
    October 22, 2019
    Sophomore Aidan Goldston of the Oglethorpe men's cross country team has been named the SAA Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week for his efforts in the Stormy Petrels' second-place finish at the Berry Invitational in Mount Berry on Saturday.
  • Men's cross country places second in final tune-up prior to conference meet
    October 19, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's cross country team finished second Saturday morning at the Berry Invitational in northwest Georgia. The Stormy Petrels showed well in their final tune-up before the SAA Championships, scoring 66 points and besting every team in the field other than regional power Emory, including Division I Chattanooga and SAA foes Berry, Sewanee and Millsaps.
  • Men's cross country finishes 2nd at Foothills Invite, tops among non-Division I teams
    October 05, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's cross country team finished second at the Foothills Invite in Oxford, Alabama, Saturday morning, only coming in behind Division I South Alabama. The Stormy Petrels bested 23 other teams on the day, including a mix of Division III, Division II and NAIA competition, finishing with 68 points to come in just ahead of Division III power Emory and well ahead of the remaining 22 sides.
  • Men's cross country reserves finish second at Sewanee Invitational; Brummett finishes sixth among women
    September 28, 2019
    The men's cross country reserves finished second Saturday at the Sewanee Invitational in Tennessee, accruing five top 10 finishes on the morning. In addition, freshman Sarah Brummett finished sixth among 25 runners in the women's 6-kilometer race.
  • Men's cross country finishes sixth at Rhodes College Invitational, second among Division III competition
    September 21, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's cross country team finished second among Division III teams Saturday at the Rhodes College Invitational. The Stormy Petrels finished sixth overall with 210 points, coming in behind Emory and Division I teams Tulsa, Memphis, Arkansas State and Cincinnati, but ahead of defending SAA champions Rhodes.
  • Men's cross country reserves finish seventh at UTC Twilight Meet
    September 13, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men's cross country reserves competed Friday evening at the UTC Twilight Meet on a hot, dusty course in East Ridge, Tennessee, finishing seventh among non-Division I competition but finishing with a better total time than Division I Tennessee State.
  • Cross country gets season started at JSU Strut's meet
    August 30, 2019
    The Oglethorpe cross country teams got their seasons off to solid starts Friday night at the JSU Strut's Season Opener, hosted by Jacksonville State in Oxford, Alabama. The men's team finished fourth at the meet, coming in ahead of Division I schools Troy, Mercer, Alabama State and Jacksonville State. The women's team saw two of their four runners finish in the top 70 of the field, with freshman Sarah Brummett earning a spot in the top half of the women's field.
  • 2019 Men's Cross Country Season Preview
    August 29, 2019
    The Oglethorpe men’s cross country team returns on Friday with their opening meet of the season, and they’ll look to improve on an outstanding 2018 campaign that saw them finish second at the SAA Championships and eighth at the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional. The Petrels enter this season ranked 10th in the South/Southeast region preseason poll.