Lark women’s cross country finishes 22nd at nationals

A common refrain among the Hesston College cross country team is, “make good memories.” The women’s cross country team sure had that opportunity this past weekend in Fort Dodge, Iowa, as they competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship race on Saturday. They finished the season with great individual performances and a […]

Coach Gerry Sieber to retire at end of cross country season

by Mackenzie Miller ’18, Matthew Gerlach contributing writer Runner’s World magazines dating back to the 1970s are piled high around his office. Team photos hang on the wall. And there, in the middle of all the memories, sits Gerry Sieber, reminiscing on his lifelong love for athletics and his 30 years at Hesston College, now coming […]

Cross country teams ready to compete

The 2017 Hesston College cross country teams are preparing and building off of the great momentum and excitement from last season. The women’s team competed in the NJCAA national tournament and have four of their top five runners returning. The focus has been to grow progressively and safely through the team’s summer base training, working […]

Cross country teams recognized for academic achievements

The Hesston College cross country team is once again being recognized for earning a team academic award, just like they have every year for the previous six years that Gerry Sieber has been coaching. The fall 2016 men’s cross country team is ranked first nationally in the cross country academic team standings with a 3.911 […]

Women’s Cross Country ends season with nationals appearance

On Nov.12, the Hesston College women’s cross country team gathered for their last huddle at the 2016 NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championship. Just like every other huddle that season, they “flapped their wings” as they ran into the huddle at coach Gerry Sieber’s command, “Larks fly home.” “They were excited to be there,” said […]

Lark women fare well at NJCAA national cross country meet

The Hesston College women’s cross country team concluded their long fall season in El Dorado (Kan.) at the 2016 NJCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Championship, finishing 29th out of 37 teams. More than 300 runners representing more than 50 schools competed at the meet hosted by Butler County Community College. Freshman Sierra Broce (Goddard, […]

Women’s cross country wins Bethel Invitational, men finish 2nd

The Hesston College men’s and women’s cross country teams participated in their fourth meet of the season Saturday, Oct. 8, making a statement at the Bethel College Invitational. The Lark women handily won the team competition and had the second fastest 5K average time for the top five runners in the history of Hesston women’s […]

Baer and Broce lead Larks at Tabor College Invitational

The Hesston College men’s and women’s cross country teams participated in their third meet of the season Friday, Sept. 23, at the Tabor College Invitational Marion Reservoir, just outside of Hillsboro, Kan., and showed quite well. The Lark men finished fourth out of seven and only six points out of third. Wyatt Baer finished 21st […]

Winter leads Larks at Hutchinson Twilight Classic

The Hesston College men’s and women’s cross country teams opened the 2016 fall season Friday night, Sept. 2, at the Twilight Classic in Hutchinson, Kan. Freshman Sadie Winter (Newton, Kan.) paced all Hesston runners with a three-mile (4.83km) time of 20:28.2, good for 22nd overall. Renee Buckwalter (Wellman, Iowa – 57th), Eva Dwyer (Middlebury, Ind. […]

Women’s Cross Country opens recruiting class with three additions

Hesston College women’s cross country coach Gerry Sieber announces Savannah Bontrager, Milford, Neb., Kate Kilmer, Goshen, Ind., and Sadie Winter, Newton, Kan., as the newest additions to the Larks program. All three student athletes are Hesston College legacy students. “Savannah, Kate and Sadie are all from excellent high school programs,” Sieber said. “They’re student athletes […]