Juniors Aron Rono and Jaime Canterbury each won the NAIA individual men's and women's cross country championships, making Azusa Pacific only the second school ever to sweep the crowns.
For the sixth straight year Azusa Pacific men and women are competiting at the NAIA Championships, and the Cougar women have their eyes on a prize.
Jacky Kipwambok and Jaime Canterbury finished 1-2 to lead Azusa Pacific to the NAIA Region II women's cross country championship in Fresno, Calif.
Led by the powerful 1-2 punch of Jacky Kipwambok and Jaime Canterbury, Azusa Pacific returned to the top of GSAC women's cross country.
In a showdown of the 2 of the NAIA's premier teams, 4-time defending NAIA champion Simon Fraser edige No. 3-ranked Azusa Pacific.
Azusa Pacific made a statment in the country's heartland. The NAIA's No. 4-ranked Cougars finished second and third in the men's and women's competiton, respectively, at the Midwest Collegiate Invitationl
Aron Rono was "machine-like" in his 2007 debut, winning the Cal Fullerton "Season Opener" to start the cross country season.
The path out ahead for Azusa Pacific cross country appears favorable for the Cougar men's and women's squads. Elite runners return in both programs and quality recruiting has hopes high for the 2007 campaign.