The first SCIAC meet of the season was an important one as the Cal Lutheran women’s cross country team toed the line against all eight other schools in the league at the 2014 Multi-Duals at La Mirada Park this afternoon.
Everyone played Bingo as a kid; now, the Cal Lutheran student body has the opportunity to play it again with sporting events! CLU athletics, marketing and student life have teamed up to create Purple Pit Bingo complete with prizes at the end of the semester.
In a competitive field packed with Division I, II, III and NAIA programs, the Cal Lutheran women’s cross country team ran to a sixth place finish in a field of 17 to open the season at the adidas/UCI Invitational hosted by UC Irvine at ARC Fields this morning.
Coming off one of their best seasons in recent history, the Cal Lutheran women’s cross country team will look to build upon that success in 2014. Despite graduating All-American Melissa Skiba, the Regals will add five talented freshmen and one transfer to the mix of six returners.
A mix of returning and incoming athletes on both the men’s and women’s sides will contribute to the Cal Lutheran cross country program in 2014 as the joint schedule was released by head coach Matt Lea earlier this week.
Much praise is focused on athletic success during the day-to-day operations of Cal Lutheran athletics, but on Saturday, May 10, 160 student-athletes were recognized, honored and inducted into the CLU Scholar Athlete Society at the 11th annual induction ceremony in the Gilbert Arena.
Cal Lutheran is one of 448 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 7-13, 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 40th year of the NCAA.
The Cal Lutheran women’s cross country squad has been named a 2013 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic team. CLU’s selection marked the second consecutive season the Regals have earned the team award.