The juniors said this season is all about positivity and supporting one another. Christman said that the Cardinals lift each other up to help people stay positive. Mahnensmith echoed Christman in saying that these are key elements that play a huge role during races.
Although today’s meet had a lot of competitors, head coach Adrian Wheatley said he saw good effort and great mindsets today and that the team has made major improvements since the season’s opener.
Borrow is just one of many Ball State student-athletes who have tirelessly served in the local area as difference-makers in the community. Many Cardinals athletic programs have already completed service projects early in the 2023-2024 school year, extending a long legacy of student-athlete volunteer contributions.
Head coach Adrian Wheatley said he saw several personal records today from his team, including Sophomore Carly Spletzer, the team’s top runner for the meet.
Ball State finished 7th out of 11 in the Cardinals’ first 6k race of the season at the Mel Brodt Collegiate Open at Bowling Green State University. Toldeo took first place.
With the season already underway, the cross-country squad is looking to carry the track and field program’s success from the winter and spring into the fall. Head coach Adrian Wheatley is entering his third year as head coach of the cross-country and track & field programs.
Below are highlights and results from the past week’s Delaware County sporting events that those on the Daily News Sports Team were unable to attend. Any results throughout the week not included were unable to be found or were not shared.
“[When] we’re looking at scheduling and things of that nature, you are competing against other, more established meets that are on the schedule,” Wheatley said. “Our sport is a little different from other sports, again, it’s you’re at the mercy of what’s going on that weekend, and we have come up against a couple weekends where there are some established meets that attract other teams.”
Ball State University Spring 2021 graduate Karleigh Conner has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in recognition of her accomplishments in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, and community service.
Senior student-athletes Faith Hensley and Emma Cunningham reflect on their past experiences as they look to their futures.