19 Sep 2018

SF State names Tom Lyons new director of track and field, cross country

SF State Director of Athletics Stephanie Shrieve-Hawkins announced Monday that the university has named Tom Lyons the director of track and field and cross country programs. In a corresponding move,

15 Nov 2017

Faith unites the Fellowship of Christian Athletes

In the living room of San Francisco State baseball coach Tony Schifano, something bigger than any game is happening with a group of athletes from Gator athletics. Each week, these

15 Nov 2017

Trio of seniors named all-conference

For the first time in team history, three women’s cross country athletes were named all-conference after finishing in the top 15 in the CCAA Championship race on Friday, Sept. 22.

19 Sep 2015

Cross country gains experience at quad meet

The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams competed in their home opener today at the SF State Quad Meet in Golden Gate Park, placing first and fourth respectively. The women

07 Sep 2015

SF State hosts inaugural media day

Teams shared their passion, expectations and hopes for the Fall 2015 season during the SF State athletics department’s inaugural media day press conference Wednesday. Coaches and players from men’s and

02 Sep 2015

Women’s cross country team hits ground running

The clatter of footsteps rang incessantly throughout Cox Stadium as the women’s cross country team competed in their first time trial of the season. Assistant coach Sam Ahlbeck peered occasionally down at his watch to check their

16 Dec 2014

A look back at women’s cross country season

The 2014 cross-country season brought many obstacles to the young women’s team. One of the main obstacles the team faced was bringing in the new runners to an unfamiliar system

09 Dec 2014

Cross-country runner goes from sideline to the front of the pack

After two years of sitting on the sidelines and almost losing his ability to walk, SF State cross-country runner Drew Feldman beat the hurdles of his injuries to bounce into a

03 Dec 2014

Cross country falls short for spot at Nationals

SF State’s men’s and women’s cross-country teams returned from the 900 mile trip to Billings, Mont., where they raced in the NCAA Division II West Region Championship. Facing multiple challenges

18 Nov 2014

Cross country team excels in heat, has high hopes for upcoming Regionals

SF State’s men’s and women’s cross country teams returned from incredible Saturday finishes, running over hills in 100 degree weather at the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship race, and now

14 Oct 2014

And she ran: Paxton Cota continues to excel, beat records in SF State cross country

At her Southern California high school, SF State cross country runner Paxton Cota spent less time tearing up the race course, and more time socializing. “I remember at first I

Michael Garaventa leads a pack during the cross country invitational at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.
11 Oct 2014

Despite cold temperatures, men and women’s cross country place fifth at SF State Invitational

A total of 21 cross country teams came out to Golden Gate Park’s Speedway Meadows Friday afternoon to compete in the 2014 SF State Invitational, where they fought through chilly

30 Sep 2014

Women’s cross country drops out from Sonoma State Invitational

Nearly snatching first place in the team’s season opener, SF State’s women’s cross country team decided to drop out of the Sonoma State University (SSU) Invitational scheduled for Oct. 4,

20 Sep 2014

Mother nature cannot hold the Gators back, team proves successful at first cross country match of the season

A drizzle-coated Golden Gate Park Speedway Park Thursday morning proved to not be a challenge for SF State men and women’s cross country teams, which kicked off their seasons against

09 Sep 2014

Cross country members hunger for a return to Nationals

After finishing the 2013 season in eighth place in the West Region of the NCAA Division II Regional Cross Country rankings, SF State’s men’s cross country team enters the new

12 Nov 2013

SF State runner clinches spot at cross-country nationals

The SF State men’s and women’s cross-country teams were unable to punch a ticket to the NCAA Division II National Championship meet during the West Region regional meet Saturday morning

05 Nov 2013

Cross-country runner strives for nationals despite lingering injury

Every morning, Zuleima Bernal wakes up in pain. Once she’s up, she paces her room and hopes movement will quell the sharp strain in her right heel before she heads

29 Oct 2013

Cross-country has small victories despite illnesses during CCAA meet

[set_id=72157637111228303] The SF State cross-country teams’ toughest opponent at last Saturday’s California Collegiate Athletic Association championships was not one of the conference rivals running the wooded trails beside them. Surprisingly,

22 Oct 2013

Cross-country teams prep for championship meet in Chico

The SF State cross-country teams will kick off their post season Oct. 26 at the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship meet in Chico, Calif. It is the first of three pit

15 Oct 2013

Cross-country Gators place second overall in annual SF State Invitational

[set_id=72157636602222884] After weeks of competing on the road, Gator cross-country teams hit home terrain to dominate most of the competition at the SF State Invitational last Friday. They came in

10 Sep 2013

Cross-country Gator trains in Ethiopia with Olympic legend

SF State’s top cross-country runner, Bruk Assefa, went back to Ethiopia — his homeland — over the summer, and did what few people experience in their lifetime: train with an

26 Aug 2013

Gators set on running to Nationals

Drew Feldman, a second year cross-country runner, chose to redshirt last season. He drove himself to meets and used practices as an opportunity to challenge the active runners. But this

26 May 2013

Graduating SF State athletes discuss life after college

Summer is fast approaching and graduation is lurking around the corner. Many of SF State’s graduating athletes, from cross-country to volleyball, spent most of their college lives deeply involved in

21 May 2013

Student athletes gear up for summer training

With the semester coming to a close, it’s time for those overstressed, overworked students to unwind and kickback in the summer glory. But for student athletes, the end of the

06 Nov 2012

Men's cross country heads to National Championships

Clinching a berth for the first time in school history, the SF State men’s cross country team is headed to championships after finishing fourth at NCAA Division II Regionals in

06 Oct 2012

Gator cross country teams earn top spots at Crystal Springs Invitational

The SF State cross country teams placed in the top three at the Crystal Springs Invitational Saturday morning as the Gators hosted their second and final home invitational of the

15 Sep 2012

PHOTOS: SF State cross country teams finish strong at Golden Gate Park invitational

The SF State cross country teams opened their season with a strong performance at Golden Gate Park’s Speedway Meadow. The men finished first overall and the women managed to hold

11 Sep 2012

SF State cross country team welcomes new assistant coach Sam Ahlbeck

Most collegiate athletes see getting injured as a roadblock to their future in the sport; other competitors, like Sam Ahlbeck, view it as an opportunity to do more. Ahlbeck, 25,

24 Oct 2011

SF State cross country teams ready to wrap up exemplary season

It’s hard for a cross country team to be badass.  It’s just not one of those sports.  There’s no contact.  The athletes are petite by necessity.  Nothing about cross country

07 Oct 2011

Men's cross country team places first at SF State Invitational, women's team places fourth

Captains Brian Trejo and Tyler Deniston led the SF State men’s cross country team to its fourth straight win at the San Francisco State Invitational Friday afternoon.  Zuleima Jimenez finished third

19 Sep 2011

SF State men's cross country wins Sundodger invitational in Seattle

The SF State men’s cross country team won its second straight meet by winning the collegiate open race at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle, WA on Saturday. The Gators finished first

13 Sep 2011

VIDEO: Sports reporter Mike Bebernes races freshman track star Paxton Cota

Xpress sports reporter Mike Bebernes, 28, decided to challenge California Collegiate Athletic Association runner of the week, Paxton Cota, and it did not go well for him. Cota runs for

06 Sep 2011

Two Gator athletes named all-conference runners of the week

For two athletes on the SF State cross country team to be named California Collegiate Athletic Association runners of the week at the same time is remarkable. This feat becomes more

23 Aug 2011

Men's cross country focuses on improvement, unity for next season

The 2011 SF State Men’s Cross Country team is entering uncharted waters. The team finished 2010 with its highest ranking on record and all signs point to even brighter returns

17 May 2011

Student-advisory role a highlight for runner Fernandez

For Max Fernandez, cross-country offered a way to get out of fifth period in high school without having to skip class. The idea to join the cross-country team was first