Cal cross country faces tough test at Roy Griak Invitational

After several years of disappointing results and middling finishes, the Cal cross country team appears to have finally translated some of its potential into results and enters this weekend’s racing in strong form. The Bears will head to Minnesota this weekend to race at the Roy Griak Invitational, held in
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Bethan Knights, Chris Walden lead Cal cross country into 2015

The Cal cross country team is entering the 2015 season with little fanfare after a seventh-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships last year. Despite a few notable individual performances, the team lagged behind more established running programs across the country. After several years of development, the Bears look ready to
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Walden, Knights make cross country history at NCAA Championships

At Saturday’s NCAA cross country championships in Terre Haute, Indiana, Cal history was set. With his 17th-place finish, redshirt junior Chris Walden became the highest-finishing Cal man in over 30 years. Freshman Bethan Knights became Cal’s highest-finishing freshman of all time at the NCAAs with her 25th-place finish. With their
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Knights stars for Cal cross country at Pac-12s

The rain was not enough to stop freshman sensation Bethan Knights from excelling and impressing yet again. On days such as this, it appears as if nothing can stand in the way of Knights as she becomes a superstar. Knights’ third-place performance led Cal’s men’s and women’s cross country teams
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Chris Walden shines for Cal cross country over weekend

All that separated redshirt junior Chris Walden from victory was 4.3 seconds. Racing against some of the country’s best runners, Walden still managed to impress and came gut-wrenchingly close to what would have been a huge individual victory in the eight-kilometer race, eventually coming in fourth place. This weekend for
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