2012 News

March 14, 2013
Men's cross country earns Team Academic Award
The Missouri Southern men's cross country program earned the Team Academic Award the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has announced.

January 31, 2013
Bryan Schiding to be named Men's Interim Head Track and Field and Cross Country Coach at Southern
Missouri Southern Director of Athletics, Jared Bruggeman has announced that effective July 1, 2013, Bryan Schiding will be named the interim head coach for the men's track and field and cross country programs at Southern. This transition will take place for the 2013-14 academic year and a national search for a head coach will be conducted in January of 2014.

November 29, 2012
Missouri Southern track and cross country coach Tom Rutledge will go into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
The honors keep pouring in for Missouri Southern head track and field and cross country coach Tom Rutledge as the 24-year veteran will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, the group announced today.

November 21, 2012
Southern men's track and field and cross country coach Tom Rutledge announces retirement
After 24 seasons at Missouri Southern, longtime men’s track and field and cross country coach Tom Rutledge announced his retirement today, taking effect next June.

November 17, 2012
Men's Cross Country finishes 8th at 2012 NCAA Division II National Championships
Paced by a strong performance from its top three runners, the Missouri Southern men's cross country team placed 8th today at the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championships held at the MSSU Cross Country Course.

November 3, 2012
Men's cross country places second and qualifies for NCAA nationals
The Missouri Southern men's cross country team qualified for the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championships in two weeks with a second place finish today in the Central Region Championships held at the MSSU Cross Country Course.

November 2, 2012
Men's Cross Country set to host NCAA Regionals
The 23rd ranked Missouri Southern men's cross country program will look to take the home course advantage and qualify for nationals as the Lions play host to the 2012 NCAA Division II Central Regional Saturday morning at the MSSU Cross Country Course.

October 20, 2012
Men's cross country finishes third at MIAA Championships
Missouri Southern sophomore runner Eric Schott placed third overall and the Missouri Southern men's cross country team placed third today at the 2012 MIAA Cross Country Championships held at Northwest Missouri State University.

October 10, 2012
Cross Country Coaches Nationwide Band Together for the Joplin Initative
After the historic tornado that hit Joplin on May 22, 2011, a group of cross country coaches got together at their convention and decided they wanted to do something to help the city and community of Joplin, Mo. Out of that, came the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Joplin Initiative.

October 6, 2012
Men's cross country dominates and wins at Missouri S&T
The tenth ranked Missouri Southern men's cross country team dominated today and took home the team title at the Jackling Jocks Invite hosted by Missouri S&T.

September 29, 2012
Men's Cross Country finishes sixth at Oklahoma State Jamboree
The Missouri Southern men's cross country team placed sixth overall at the Oklahoma State Jamboree today in Stillwater.

September 18, 2012
Eric Schott named MIAA Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week
Missouri Southern sophomore cross country runner Eric Schott has been named the MIAA men's cross country Athlete of the Week as announced by the league office today.

September 15, 2012
Men's cross country finishes second at 2012 Southern Stampede
The Missouri Southern men's cross country team had a great showing today as the Lions finished second and sophomore Eric Schott was third individually in the 24th running of the Southern Stampede.

September 14, 2012
Southern Cross Country ready to host the 24th annual Southern Stampede
The Missouri Southern men's and women's cross country teams are set to host the 24th annual Southern Stampede tomorrow morning at the Missouri Southern cross country course.

August 30, 2012
Schott places third as Lions open cross country season at Arkansas
Missouri Southern sophomore Eric Schott placed third with a time of 20:29.8 as the Lions started the 2012 season in a duel at the University of Arkansas.

August 30, 2012
Cross Country teams open season today at Arkansas
The Missouri Southern men's and women's cross country teams will open up the 2012 season tonight as they race at the Unviersity of Arkansas in a twilight meet.

August 7, 2012
Men's cross country picked to finish second in MIAA preseason poll
The Missouri Southern men's cross-country team has been picked to finish second in the preseason MIAA coaches poll, announced today by the league office.

August 7, 2012
Women's cross country picked to finish second in MIAA preseason poll
The Missouri Southern women's cross-country team has been picked to finish second in the preseason MIAA coaches poll, announced today by the league office.