Why Choose WU? Athlete spotlight series

Senior Cross Country runner details his love for the sport and Waynesburg experience

By: Erin Onderko For the Yellow Jacket Cross Country runners are very special athletes. They put more stress and strain on their bodies in one season than some of us will in an entire year because of how intense their training and meets are. However, to some people, running just comes naturally to them. This … Continue reading

Wingeart, Cokley make XC history, Wingeart lone Waynesburg runner to advance to nationals

Qualifying for nationals, a feat so nice. Aubrey Wingeart just did it twice. The selections for the NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships aren’t made until Sunday. However, Wingeart put herself in a position to guarantee herself a spot at the championships for the second time in her collegiate career. “It’s a great accomplishment,” … Continue reading

Q&A: Chris Hardie leads Waynesburg’s successful Cross Country program

Hardie reacts to winning sixth straight women's cross country championship

Make sure to check out Riley’s interview with coach Hardie from the latest episode of WCTV’s Jacket Sports Weekly on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4gRC0fZFWQ   Chris Hardie has hoisted a lot of hardware as the head coach of the Waynesburg women’s cross country teams over his 11-year tenure as head coach. Seven Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Women’s Coach … Continue reading

Waynesburg Cross Country earns six-peat sweetness

Women’s cross country dynasty continues, men’s cross country finishes fifth

By: Riley Holsinger For The Yellow Jacket The three inevitable things in life: death, taxes and the Waynesburg women’s cross country team winning the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) championship. For the sixth consecutive season, the women’s team has hoisted the PAC championship trophy. This year, it was a nail biter as they placed just one … Continue reading

Waynesburg returns to running (From 9-25-21)

Wingeart impresses in first meet back

By: Riley Holsinger For the Yellow Jacket Three weeks ago, the Waynesburg University cross country teams hit the trails at the Dickinson Long/Short Invitational. Aubrey Wingeart, a familiar face for the Yellow Jackets, returned to the trails for her first meet this season. “I really loved being out with the team again,” Wingeart said. “I … Continue reading

Cross Country falls back into a normal season

Women’s team finishes fourth, men’s team gets fifth at Fisher Invitational

For the first time since the fall of 2019, the Waynesburg University cross country teams returned to a normal fall season with two competitions last week. “It was good to get back out there on the course again,” sophomore Andrew Kasper said. “That was really exciting.” Last year, the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) pushed all … Continue reading

Waynesburg’s 24th Annual 5K, what/how is it?

Saturday Morning's Homecoming run goes virtual for 2020

As this weekend marks Homecoming at Waynesburg University, the events will be set-up quite differently this year with some being socially distanced, and the majority taking place virtually. The 5K Homecoming race is no different and for the first time will be held as a virtual race. Typically held in the morning on the Saturday … Continue reading

Recruiting During A Pandemic

Modern challenges prompt coaches to embrace virtual meetings with open arms, or screens.

Over the last few months, the world was taken over by a respiratory virus called COVID-19. This virus has affected just under 30 million people worldwide and has killed 931,000 people. It has turned the world upside down and has turned normal life into something very different now. The virus hit the United States in … Continue reading

Running from disappointment

People exercise to keep spirits up during coronavirus outbreak

A screeching halt. Waynesburg spring athletes’ seasons, along with many others across the nation came to an end  in early March. A month later, there is no competition in sight for the immediate future. “Disappointment comes every day as part of every life, and you can only get stronger by it,” said Waynesburg track coach … Continue reading