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 […]

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 […]

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 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 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 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 […]