Bob Thurnhoffer has been named head cross country and track & field coach at Loyola University Chicago, Director of Athletics Steve Watson announced on Friday. Thurnhoffer has spent the past six seasons as an assistant coach with the Ramblers.
The Bradley men and Wichita State women have been selected as the 2016 favorites by a vote of Missouri Valley Conference cross country coaches in their annual preseason poll. The Bradley men will try for their second school title as the Shocker women will look for their 12th title.
James Grunert of Drake University and Kristen Busch of Bradley University have been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. Grunert and Busch were honored for their performances during the period of November16- November 22.
The cross country season wrapped up Saturday with two Valley athletes running at the NCAA Cross Country Championship. John Mascari of Indiana State took 69th-place and Kristen Busch of Bradley claimed 83rd.
All-Region honorees for NCAA Division I cross country were recognized Friday evening by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) following the day’s NCAA regional championships meets. The MVC had five student-athletes honored.
NCAA Individual At-Large selections were announced Saturday and two Missouri Valley Conference runners qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championship. John Mascari of Indiana State and Kristen Busch of Bradley will run at the Championship on November 21.