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Fri, 23 Feb 2007 16:23:51 +0000The 2006 Michigan State men's and women's cross country teams were named All-Academic and three athletes received All-Academic individual accolades - Matt Bartlebaugh, Alissa McKaig and Michelle Rafferty - as was announced on Feb. 22, by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Wed, 13 Dec 2006 16:42:43 +0000The Michigan State track and field and cross country programs recently joined forces with the American Red Cross to raise money by wrapping presents and accepting donations to benefit victims of tragic circumstances in an event held at the Meridian Mall in Okemos, Dec. 8-10. Spartan student-athletes spent over 25 hours wrapping presents, greeting customers and collecting donations.
Wed, 29 Nov 2006 08:51:25 +0000Two members of the Michigan State women's cross country team have been honored by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association with selection to the 2006 Division I Women's All-America Cross Country Team. Alissa McKaig (10th, 21:06.7) was the top Spartan finisher at the Division I NCAA Championship Meet hosted by Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind., on Nov. 20., while Michelle Rafferty finished as one of the top-30 American runners (33rd, 21:23.1) to garner All-America accolades.
Mon, 20 Nov 2006 16:39:30 +0000The Spartan men's and women's cross country teams participated in the Division I NCAA Championship Meet hosted by Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind., on Monday where the No. 4 Michigan State women captured a 12th-place finish on the 6,000-meter course, and the No. 27 men's squad finished 17th on the 10,000-meter course. Alissa McKaig was the top finisher on the women's side with a 10th-place time of 21:06.7, while Justin Zanotti paced the Spartan men, finishing in 97th place overall with a time of 32:35.7. McKaig and Michelle Rafferty, who finished in a time of 21:23.1, received All-American accolades for their performance at the championship meet.
Fri, 17 Nov 2006 12:58:53 +0000Michigan State's Walt Drenth and Rita Arndt-Molis were named the 2006 Great Lakes Region Women's Co-Coaches of the Year, as released by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Nov. 17. Drenth and Arndt-Molis led the Spartan women to the Great Lakes Regional Championship on Nov. 11, securing an automatic bid to the national meet. Michigan State will be making its sixth-straight appearance at the NCAA Championships, and enter the race ranked No. 4 in the nation. The Spartan men will accompany the women, after finishing fourth at the regional meet and earning an at-large bid.