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Photo by Jonathan Clark / Sidelines Archives Story by Teylor Hines / Contributing Writer The 21st-ranked Middle Tennessee men’s cross country team came home victorious with its first NCAA South Regional title in program history. With the win, the Blue Raiders punched their ticket to their second straight trip to the NCAA Championships. The Blue …

Photo by Jonathan Clark / Sidelines Archives Story by Teylor Hines / Sports Reporter The 25th-ranked Middle Tennessee men’s cross country team won the Conference USA Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning for the first time in program history. Jacob Choge led the way and captured his second individual C-USA Cross Country crown. The men came out …

Photo by Jonathan Clark / Sidelines Archives Story by Carl Coates / Sports Reporter Middle Tennessee State University’s cross country team traveled to E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park Saturday for the Greater Louisville Classic. Many of the top-ranked programs in the nation were in attendance for the event, and the Blue Raiders put on a very solid performance …

Photo by Jonathan Clark / MTSU Sidelines Middle Tennessee traveled to Knoxville to compete in the Tennessee Relays. Coach Dean Hayes had this weekend marked as one the Blue Raiders needed to perform well. The competition was tough. The track meet featured some of the top teams in the nation. The Blue Raiders were well …

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 The Blue Raiders traveled to Knoxville for the Rust Buster last Saturday. The success Middle Tennessee enjoyed during the indoor season has translated over into the outdoor competitions. Overall, the team finished with eight first place finishes, including breaking a school record. Record breaking day for the …