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McDougal Wins in Season Debut at Notre Dame Invitational

Liberty senior Josh McDougal made a successful 2007 season debut, running to a seven-second victory, Friday afternoon at the Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational, held at Notre Dame's nine-hole golf course. His efforts helped the Flames tie for ninth in the blue race, while the Lady Flames took runner-up honors in the gold race.

Sep 28, 2007

Jelen Recognized as Big South Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

Liberty senior Jarvis Jelen, who won last Saturday's Longwood Invitational in his 2007 cross country season debut, has become the second-straight Flame to capture the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week award, it was announced today.

Sep 19, 2007

Liberty Alumnus Cox Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Trials in Marathon

Josh Cox, a 1998 Liberty graduate, has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon for the third time. His winning time of 2:20:55 at Saturday's U.S. Air Force Marathon in Dayton, Ohio punched his ticket for the Trials, which will be held Nov. 3 in New York City.

Sep 19, 2007

Jelen, Lady Flames Both Victorious at Longwood Invitational

Liberty senior Jarvis Jelen claimed a comfortable victory in his 2007 season debut and the Lady Flames team nipped Campbell by a single point, at Saturday morning's Longwood Cross Country Invitational, held at the Longwood Golf Club in Farmville, Va.

Sep 15, 2007

Edmonds, Ricksecker Sweep Big South Cross Country Runner of the Week Awards

Liberty sophomore Josh Edmonds and junior Rebekah Ricksecker have been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Men's and Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week, respectively, it was announced today.

Sep 12, 2007

Liberty Men's Cross Country Ranked Fourth, Lady Flames 11th In Initial USTFCCCA Regional Poll

The Liberty men's and women's cross country teams are both listed in the initial installment of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Regional polls. The Flames have achieved their highest-ever ranking, No. 4, while the Lady Flames are No. 11.

Sep 10, 2007

Edmonds' Course Record and Runner-Up Finish by Ricksecker Highlight Season-Opening Virginia Tech Invitational

With Josh McDougal and some of the other Liberty cross country stalwarts sitting out the season's inaugural meet, Saturday morning's Virginia Tech Invitational, some of the younger Flames and Lady Flames took advantage of their chances to shine. Leading the way were sophomore Josh Edmonds, who eclipsed McDougal's men's course record, and junior Rebekah Ricksecker, the women's overall runner-up.

Sep 8, 2007

Liberty Men's and Women's Harriers Share National Aspirations: 2007 Liberty Cross Country Outlook

Last season, Liberty swept the Big South men's and women's cross country team titles for the first time in 14 years, serving as a achievement for the program. With all of the major protagonists from those championship squads returning in 2007 and some promising newcomers thrown into the mix, the Flames and Lady Flames are hoping to make a bit more history. Both Liberty teams harbor ambitions of qualifying for the NCAA National Cross Country Championships for the first time ever.

Sep 5, 2007