Azusa Pacific men's cross country came oh so close to collecting a trophy. Still the men did well at the NAIA Cross Country Championship Meet, finishing fifth and missing fourth by a point.
Azusa Pacific's nationally-ranked men's and women's cross country teams finished second and fifth, respectively, at the NAIA regional championship meet.
In a thrilling race to the end, the NAIA's No. 18-ranked Azusa Pacific narrowly missed upsetting No. 6 Concordia, finishing second at the GSAC Championship Meet.
The Azusa Pacific women's cross country team ran the Chicago wind during the Loyola Lakefront Invitational in which the Cougars finished 18th and beat No. 5-ranked Malone.
Looking like the team they hope to be in November, Azusa Pacific men's cross country put on an impressive display at the Stanford Invitational, finishing second in the 4K race.
Azusa Pacific's nationally-ranked men's and women's cross country teams opened the 2005 season with top 8 performances at the UC Irvine Invitational held in Huntington Beach.
Bill Reeves, who tranformed Azusa Pacific's cross country and distance programs into NAIA powers, announced he will step away from the program.