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Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Cheruiyot / Facebook Recently graduated MTSU alumnus Geoffrey Cheruiyot died in the early morning hours of May 31 after being involved in a car crash in East Tennessee. The 23-year-old was a co-worker, an athlete and a friend among many MTSU students and faculty.  “He always had a smile on his face. …

Photo by Jonathan Clark / MTSU Sidelines If you haven’t been paying attention to Abike Egbeniyi, you should start. Egbeniyi has been on an absolute tear to start the outdoor season. During the indoor season, she competed well and made First Team All-American. The Nigeria native started the outdoor season by winning the 800 meter …

Photo by Jonathan Clark / MTSU Sidelines After a very successful weekend in Knoxville, the Blue Raiders split up for two meets this weekend. A few athletes went to California to compete in the Mt. Sac Relays while the others went up the road to nearby Clarksville to compete in the Austin Peay State University …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletic Communications The outdoor track season is upon us and coach Dean Hayes has some high expectations for his team. During the indoor season, Middle Tennessee was one of the best teams, top to bottom in the conference.  A few runners even found success in the NCAA Nationals. As …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletic Communications Middle Tennessee track and field was spectacular as usual in the Joey Haines Invitational hosted by Southeast Missouri this weekend. They tabbed seven first place finishes even though this was considered more of a tune-up meet for next week’s meet at University of Tennessee. Coach Dean A. Hayes spoke …

Photo by Brent Beerends / MT Athletic Communications Junior transfer Solomon Afful is enjoying success in his first few competitions for Middle Tennessee. The Ghana native faced eligibility issues coming from Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kansas. He had to run unattached from the Blue Raiders for the early part of the season. Afful’s debut as …