The King's College Cross Country Team, started as a running club in 2010, made the transition this Fall to a cross country team. They competed in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) and the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC).
For the Fall of 2014, The King's College Lions, will make the transition to being a full varsity program. Competing in the very first time in the HVIAC Conference Championships this Fall, the men's team took fourth place and the women sixth. Freshman Abel DeVries and sophomore Isaiah Contu-Owen took home medals as they finished 14th and 17th, respectively. DeVries was First Team All-Conference selection in the HVIAC, as was freshman Keyah Harvey on the women's team. Seniors Mark Greben and Noah Heinz and junior Leah Stratton all earned USCAA Academic All-American honors.
They are a group of men and women dedicated to the team and excellence of every kind, and strive to serve the Lord in the classroom as well as on the course.
|2014/09/14||Queensborough Invitational||Van Cortlandt Park (NY)||TBD|
|2014/09/28||College of Staten Island Invitational||Van Cortlandt Park (NY)||TBD|
|2014/10/4||Mount Saint Mary’s Invitational||Hudson Valley Sports Dome (NY)||11:00am|
|2014/10/19||HVIAC Championships||Bard College (NY)||TBD|
|2014/11/7||USCAA Championships||SUNY-ESF (NY)||TBD|
|2014/11/15||NCCAA Championships||Houghton College (NY)|
Madeline Cobbposition: year: Senior height: 5'9" from: Maynard, MA
Kéyah Harveyposition: year: Sophomore height: 5'1" from: Maple Heights, OH
Rachel Morenoposition: year: Freshman height: 5'1" from: Lancaster, CA
Chance Laytonposition: year: Freshman height: 5'11" from: Van Vleck,TX
Abel DeVriesposition: year: Sophomore height: 5'6" from: Wyoming, MI
Contact Sean Horan, Athletic Director, with questions.
As The King's College Running Club makes the full transition to The King's College Cross Country Team, they will have a new coach to guide them in the right direction and hopefully get them off to a solid start as a varsity program. Jeremy Hardy has been hired to coach the team for the Fall of 2014. Hardy of Auburn, AL attended Auburn University where he was on a full athletic scholarship for track and field. His D1 All-American 4x100 relay team ran a 38.53 in the semifinals of the 2012 NCAA Championships, the top time recorded. This mark is also the second- fastest time in Auburn history. His relay team also won the 2012 Penn Relays in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 39.34 seconds.
Prior to Auburn University, he attended Barton County Community College where he placed 5th at the 2011 JUCO Indoor Nationals in the 100M dash. He also placed 2nd at the 2011 JUCO Region 6 Conference. He has a personal record of 10.08 seconds in the 100 meters (outdoor). Coach Hardy also trains the Oak Knoll High School (NJ) track and field team, last spring their 4x100 team took first place and set meet records at both the NJ State Sectional Championships and the NJ State Group Championships. The school record for both the 100M dash and the 4x100 relay were shattered under his guidance. Coach Hardy is currently training for an opportunity to represent the United States in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil on the 7v7 Rugby team, a sport which will make its first appearance in the Olympics. Whether it be track and field, rugby or cross country, Coach Hardy stresses not only the importance of physical training, but also keeping a positive attitude, staying mentally focused and maintaining healthy nutritional habits.