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Photo courtesy of Colin Abbey Story by Jacob Young / Staff Writer Freshman runner Jacob Choge has been named the 2016 Conference USA Cross Country Male Athlete of the Year, adding to his impressive list of accolades this year. Choge becomes the first Blue Raider ever to win the award after his spectacular freshman campaign. He was also …

Photo courtesy of Colin Abbey Middle Tennessee cross country capped off their historic season on Saturday as the team traveled to Terre Haute, Indiana to compete for their first ever National Championship. The Blue Raiders would end up 28th overall, their highest finish in school history. MTSU also pinned their first All-American cross country runner, Jacob Choge. The freshman …

Photo by Sarah Grace Taylor / Editor-in-Chief  Timeline by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor  On Saturday, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defeated the Missouri Tigers in a 51-45 shootout to give Rick Stockstill his first win over a Power 5 school since 2012 (Georgia Tech) and his fourth such win overall. For Missouri fans, it …

Photo courtesy of MT Athletics With the Conference-USA Championship on the horizon, Middle Tennessee will look to continue its utter dominance in the sports of men’s and woman’s cross country. The men’s team   has won all but one race in the South Region and have looked impressive and consistent through all of them. The men are …

Photo by Brent Beerends/MT Athletics For the first time since 2004, MTSU has an Olympic athlete. Both John Ampomah and Janet Amponsah qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. The Blue Raider track and field stars qualified at the International Association of Athletics Federations at Soga-Nana Memorial meet in their native Ghana. …

It was a solid four days for Middle Tennessee as the university hosted the 2016 Conference USA Track and Field Championships. Geoffry Cheruiyot shone brightest on day three of the championships, earning an important 10points for his team while taking first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. His time of 8:51:04 set a new school record, previously …