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Runners of all ages and abilities laced up their sneakers to participate in the Golden Grizzlies 5k/10k Run & Walk

Track & field and cross country host Golden Grizzlies 5k/10k

Payton Bucki, Campus Reporter October 5, 2022

Runners of all ages and abilities laced up their sneakers to participate in the Golden Grizzlies 5k/10k Run & Walk on Sept. 25 from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Elaine Leigh Track & Field Complex, located...

Proceeds from the Golden Grizzlies 5k/10k Run & Walk will support OUs Cross Country and Track & Field programs.

Rachel Kempf: Headed to the finish line

Summer Weathers, Sports Reporter September 21, 2022

Cross-country runner Rachel Kempf has a bright future ahead of her. A graduate student majoring in accounting, she is making her way up to her dream job, with a desire to get an auditing role at a top...

Grace Nolan discusses balancing academics and athletics with a busy schedule.

Grace Nolan: Love the major, love the sport

Joseph Popis, Sports Reporter January 19, 2022

Being a student-athlete at the collegiate level can be challenging in many aspects — playing a sport while pursuing a degree takes discipline and good time management skills. Time is a finite resource,...

Cross country wraps up season at Regional Championships

Christian Miller, Staff Reporter November 15, 2016

Oakland University’s cross country teams hit the ground running for the final time this season during the 2016 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course on Friday,...

Jacob and Andrew Bowman of the Golden Grizzlies redshirted for the 2016-17 season.

Bowman brothers redshirting

KeyVonna Taylor and Christian Miller, Staff Interns September 20, 2016

Oakland men’s cross country is working to stay healthy amid the redshirting of seniors Andrew and Jacob Bowman. The team is confident they can maintain the momentum from last year’s Horizon League...

In the womens 4K race Rachel Levy, Ashley Burr, Miranda Haas and Kailey Weingartz crossed the finish line first for Oakland first.

Oakland cross country sweeps Golden Grizzly Open

Sam Schlenner September 6, 2016

They made it look easy. Oakland absolutely dominated its own cross country meet, the Golden Grizzly Open, on Friday, Sept. 2. In the 6K, five Oakland men finished within a second of each other and...

Cross country teams look to defend league titles

Robert Andrews , Staff Reporter August 30, 2016

Last cross country season was a special one for Oakland. The men won the Horizon League title by one point while the women dominated the field and won by 61. It was the first time in program history that...

Perry Badia, center, died in a traffic accident on Oakland Universitys campus on May 14 last year. A 5K run will be held on campus on May 22 to honor his memory. 

Run to be held in honor of Perry Badia, pedestrian killed on campus

Grace Turner, managing editor April 30, 2016

A year after his tragic death, a 5k will take place at OU in memory of Perry Badia, the first pedestrian to be killed on campus.  On May 14, 2015, Perry was hit by a car while jogging along Pioneer Drive...

“It’s a big part of my life. I don’t know what life is without running,” Ashley Burr said.

OU’s Burr wins 5K women’s race at University of Wisconsin-Parkside Open

By Matt Saulino September 23, 2014

Oakland University redshirt freshman Ashley Burr won the 5K women's race at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Open, Saturday Sept. 13.  The week before that she was Horizon League's runner of the week. ...

Oakland sports This Week – Oct. 7-13

October 8, 2013

Wednesday Oct. 9:Woman’s soccer: Valparaiso vs. OaklandTime: 7:00 p.m.Where: OU Soccer FieldOakland (4-7-1, 0-2 Horizon) Entering the match off a recent tough loss to Wright State, the Grizzlies are...

Former OU runner Brittni Hutton won the Summit League Athlete of the Year in 2012, among other awards.

‘Kiss it goodnight’

By Jake Alsko September 24, 2013

Former Oakland University cross country and track runner, Brittni Hutton, agreed last month to join American Distance Project and compete for Adidas/Boulder Running Company, something she had long envisioned.“Running...

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