The Cal Lutheran men’s cross country team placed 10th overall in the season opening Biola Invitational after 11 Kingsmen combined for an average 8K time of 27:16.33 at Craig Regional Park on Saturday morning. Additionally, all seven returners for CLU set a personal best time on the course.
The 2016 men’s cross country season for Cal Lutheran will feature a nearly even mix of eight returning runners coupled with seven newcomers as the Kingsmen have high hopes of climbing in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) standings this fall.
The 2015-16 academic year was a memorable one for the Cal Lutheran athletics department. With 430 student-athletes occupying 460 roster spots, a number of milestones were met including the first NCAA Division III National title in school history, which was achieved by the women’s volleyball team, and an individual national champion crowned to round out the year.
With the fall season right around the corner, the Cal Lutheran men’s and women’s cross country teams have released its schedule that features two Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) meets and seven total events in 2016.
Throughout the school year, much of the day-to-day focus is directed towards the successes of the Cal Lutheran athletics programs, but on Saturday, May 7, a group of 150 student-athletes, with their families and friends, gathered inside of the Gilbert Arena for the 13th CLU Scholar-Athlete Society Induction ceremony where academics were praised.
Cal Lutheran is one of 450 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 4-10, all members will host Division III Week, aimed at celebrating what those schools have to offer student-athletes in the classroom, in the field of play and in the community during the 42nd year of the NCAA.
California Lutheran University has entered into an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams to allow the team to base its training operations on the university’s Thousand Oaks campus for at least two years.
Announced last week by the United Stats Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), both the Cal Lutheran men’s and women’s cross country teams earned All-Academic Team recognition.