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

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

Q&A: Men’s Cross Country Freshman Standout Jac Cokley

Jac Cokley has been the anchor of a Waynesburg University men’s cross country team that took another step forward as a program this year. Cokley, a freshman from Cochranton, Pennsylvania, posted team leading numbers at multiple meets this season, earning him multiple PAC Rookie of the Week honors. At PAC Championships, Cokley finished 11th overall … Continue reading

XC teams look to meet goals at regionals

Both cross country teams accomplished their objectives at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championships two weeks ago. The women came into Westminster looking for their fourth straight conference title and got it. The men had more modest expectations, looking for a top-three finish, and they too fulfilled their goal, placing in third.  After two weeks away … Continue reading

Men’s cross country takes third at PAC championships

Jackets accomplish goal of a top three finish

In the Presidents’ Athletic Conference preseason poll, the Waynesburg University men’s cross-country team was projected to finish fifth overall.  However, the Jackets goal was to finish in the top three at Saturday’s PAC Championships, and despite some frustration along the way, Waynesburg accomplished that goal. “I think they ran really well,” coach Chris Hardie said. … Continue reading

Men’s team looks to take the next step at PAC championships.

Jackets to compete in New Wilmington Saturday.

The 2019 Presidents’ Athletic Conference cross country championships are just around the corner.  In this event, Waynesburg University proudly boasts of its women’s team, which has one three straight championships.  On the other side,  expectations are high for the men’s team, which hopes for a top three finish Saturday in Westminster.    The spirit heading … Continue reading