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 […]

Women’s Cross Country wraps up 2015 season

The Hesston College women’s cross country team recently completed another successful season in an always-competitive NJCAA Region VI schedule. At the October 31 region championship meet in Overland Park, Kan., Hesston placed seventh among 16 school. All six programs that placed ahead of the Larks were ranked in the top-25 national poll this season. A […]

Larks show marked improvement in 4th place finish

The Hesston College women’s cross country team put up impressive individual and team times at the Tabor College (Hillsboro, Kan.) Invitational on Friday, Sept. 25. Competing against NCAA Div. II, NAIA and NJCAA talent, the Larks came away with a solid fourth place finish among nine schools. Hannah Heidebrecht (Minneapolis, Minn.) placed fifth overall (73 […]

Heidebrecht places 3rd at Masterson Classic

The Hesston College women’s cross country team enjoyed a 4th place finish at Hutchinson (Kan.) CC’s Terry Masterson Classic on Saturday, Sept. 12. Freshman Hannah Heidebrecht (Minneapolis, Minn.) led all Hesston runners for the second consecutive week with an outstanding 20:16.4 in the 5K race, less than 10 seconds off the pace (20:08.1) and good […]

Larks finish fifth at Maple Leaf Invite

The Hesston College women’s cross country team finished fifth overall at Baker University’s Maple Leaf Invitational women’s 4K, held Sept. 5 at Baldwin City (Kan.) Golf Course. Hannah Heidebrecht (Minneapolis, Minn.) finished 14th overall after averaging a 6:47.2 mile (16:52.03 overall). Rene Buckwalter (Wellman, Iowa) came in 33rd with a 7:09.2 mile average (17:46.66 overall). […]

Women’s cross country adds Colorado runner to 2015 roster

Hesston College women’s cross country coach Gerry Sieber announces Emma Schrock, a senior at Bear Creek High School, Lakewood, Colo., as the newest addition to the Larks program. “Emma has been active in a variety of sports and activities in her life,” Sieber said. “I’m confident that as she focuses on endurance training she will […]

Women’s cross country adds Iowa runner to 2015 recruiting class

Hesston College women’s cross country coach Gerry Sieber announces Renee Buckwalter, a senior at Iowa Mennonite School, Kalona, as the newest addition to the Larks program. A two-time all-conference runner, Buckwalter participated in the Iowa state cross country meet in 2011 and 2014. She was an academic all-state selection as a senior. An honor roll […]

Women’s cross country adds pair to 2015 recruiting class

Hesston College women’s cross country coach Gerry Sieber announces Becky Jensen, a senior at Rossville (Kan.) High School, and Kaitlyn Shaw, a senior at Newton (Kan.) High School as the newest additions to the Larks program. A team captain and four-year letter-winner in both cross country and track at Rossville High, Jensen was state champion […]

Women’s cross country signs Heidebrecht for 2015 recruiting class

Hesston College women’s cross country coach Gerry Sieber Hannah Heidebrecht, a senior at Minnetonka (Minn.) High School, as the newest addition to the Larks program. Heidebrecht posted a personal best outdoor mile of 5:45 and a 2-mile best of 13:29.5 for Minnetonka High. An Honor Roll student, she will study nursing at Hesston. “Hannah is […]

Women’s cross country adds Indiana runner to 2015 recruiting class

Hesston College women’s cross country coach Gerry Sieber announces Eva Dwyer, a senior at Northridge High School, Goshen, Ind., as the newest addition to the Larks program. Dwyer has a personal best of 21:08 in the 5K and a 5:47 outdoor mile for Northridge High. A Scholar Athlete at Northridge High, Dwyer will study communications […]

Women’s cross country signs South Central High senior to letter-of-intent

Hesston College women’s cross country coach Gerry Sieber announces Madi Rickabaugh, a senior at South Central High School, Coldwater, Kan., as the newest addition to the Larks program. A three-sport athlete at South Central High, Rickabaugh participates in volleyball, track and cross country. “I’m excited about Madi’s decision to join our women’s cross country team,” […]

Women’s cross country adds Olathe (Kan.) South senior

Hesston College women’s cross country coach Gerry Sieber announces Mackenzie Johnson, a senior from Olathe (Kan.) South High School, as the newest addition to the Larks program. A three-sport athlete at Olathe South High, Johnson participated in cross country, track and volleyball. An Honor Roll student, she will study nursing at Hesston. “I expect Kenzie […]

Women’s cross country signs Macksville (Kan.) senior

Hesston College women’s cross country coach Gerry Sieber announces Anna Penner, a senior from Mackville (Kan.) High School, as the newest addition to the Larks program. Penner was a key part of Mackville’s 2013 team that won sub-state and finished as 1A state runners-up.  A National Honor Society member, Kansas Honors Scholar and Superintendent Honor […]

Cross Country achieves high academic mark

The 2013 Hesston College men’s and women’s cross country teams were recently recognized for their outstanding academic achievements this past fall. According to the NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association, both Hesston programs finished in the top twenty of the national academic team standings. Hesston’s men’s program recorded an impressive 3.534 team mark, good for eighth […]