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Recruiting Runners in Alabama: Samford University Tim Loreman Nov 30, 2013

The decision to try to run collegiately comes with many questions.  AlabamaRunners has spoken with many of the distance coaches at the Universities throughout the state to get their take on the recruiting process.  In this installment we spoke to Coach Rod Tiffin, the Track / Cross Country coach at Samford University.

Michael Seaman Set for NCAA Championships Jun 7, 2012

Samford senior Michael Seaman will compete in his final meet as a Bulldog Friday, as he concludes a stellar collegiate career at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the men's pole vault. The event is set to start at 4:30 p.m. CT as he and 23 other qualifiers will look to become a national champion.

Michael Seaman Qualifies for NCAA Championships May 26, 2012

Five Bulldogs competed this week at the NCAA East Regional on the campus of North Florida, where senior Michael Seaman earned a 10th place finish in the men's pole vault to advance to the NCAA Championships.

Samford Qualifies Five to NCAA East Regional May 17, 2012

Five Bulldogs will represent Samford at the NCAA East Regional next week, as Michael Seaman, Owen Wagoner, Thomas Oliver, Claire Goodson and Emily Allen will compete for a chance to advance to the NCAA Championships.

Track Competes at Georgia Tech Invitational May 12, 2012

Samford track and field sent a small group of individuals to the Georgia Tech Invitational, as multiple Bulldogs looked to improve their rankings heading into next week's NCAA East Regional.

School Records Fall at Samford Multi May 5, 2012

Samford track and field wrapped up competition at the Samford Multi and Invitational Saturday, as two new school records were set with numerous others earning event titles.

Bulldogs Kick Off Samford Multi May 4, 2012

The Bulldog track and field team began action at the Samford Multi and Invitational Friday, competing in the hammer throw and long jump and the first half of the decathlon.

Track Set to Host Samford Multi May 3, 2012

The Bulldogs kick off the month of May by hosting the Samford Multi on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 at the Samford Track and Soccer Stadium.

Track Finishes Third at SoCon Championships Apr 22, 2012

Samford wrapped up its weekend at the 2012 Southern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sunday, as both the men's and women's teams earned a third-place finish.

Seaman Breaks School Record at Sea Ray Relays Apr 14, 2012

Samford sent three competitors to this weekend's Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., including Michael Seaman, who improved on his two-year-old school record in the men's pole vault.

Claire Goodson Raises the Bar on Her School Record Apr 7, 2012

The Samford track team concluded action at the Tiger Track Classic Saturday, as Claire Goodson improved her school record in the women's pole vault and Chenelle Terry and Ryan Cook won their events in dramatic fashion.

Builta Earns Weekly SoCon Honors Mar 28, 2012

Samford sophomore Shelby Builta has been named this week's Southern Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week, announced by the conference Wednesday.

Bulldogs Open Up Competition at Alabama Relays Mar 23, 2012

The Samford track team opened competition at the Alabama Relays Friday, as multiple Bulldogs earned top-five finishes, with Justin Emerson and Marie Demedicis taking home event titles.

Samford Wins 11 Events in Outdoor Opener Mar 10, 2012

The Samford track and field squad opened its 2012 outdoor season at the Birmingham Southern Invitational, where the Bulldogs won seven events and set three school records as well as six meet records.

Michael Seaman Qualifies to NCAA Championships Mar 5, 2012

Samford pole vaulter Michael Seaman has qualified to the NCAA Championships for the third time in his career, as he will represent the Bulldogs in the men's pole vault at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships this weekend in Nampa, Id.

Track Heads Into Final Weekend Before the NCAA Championships Mar 2, 2012

Samford will send a small group of competitors to the Alabama High Tide Qualifier on Saturday, March 3 at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Ala. The field for the NCAA Championships will be set next week so individuals will be looking to set marks to move up the national ranks.

Michael Seaman Places 10th at USATF Championships Feb 26, 2012

Samford's Michael Seaman made a quick turnaround from winning his third-consecutive conference title in the pole vault Thursday, as the senior earned an invitation to compete in the USA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday, Feb. 26.

2012 SoCon Indoor Track and Field Information Feb 21, 2012

Samford University will serve as host for the 2012 Southern Conference (SoCon) Indoor Track and Field Championships, with two days of events taking place at the Birmingham Metro Crossplex starting Thursday, Feb. 23.The world-class facility boasts a six lane oval hydraulic track and eight-60 meter lanes for sprint/hurdle events.

Two Records Fall on Final Day at Notre Dame Feb 4, 2012

Samford concluded its first road trip of the 2012 track and field season Saturday, as they closed out competition at the Meyo Invite with two new school records and three other Bulldogs making their way into the Samford record books.

Samford Finishes Day One at Meyo Invitational Feb 3, 2012

Samford's track and field team completed the first day of competition at the Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Ind., Friday. The Bulldogs qualified two individuals to Saturday's final heats in the short sprints and hurdles and saw new PRs in the distance medley relay and the pole vault.

Ackerson-Gilroy and Kirby Improve Their School Records Jan 26, 2012

Day two of the Birmingham Indoor Invitational saw Samford's track and field squad re-write two more school records, as Bo Ackerson-Gilroy and Kyle Kirby improved on their own records in the men's heptathlon and the weight throw, respectively.

Kirby and Allen Named SoCon Athletes of the Week Jan 25, 2012

Samford senior Kyle Kirby and junior Emily Allen were named this week's SoCon Male and Female Field Athletes of the Week after setting school records in the men's and women's weight throw this past weekend.

Track Set to Co-Host a Mid-Week Meet in Birmingham Jan 24, 2012

Samford co-hosts the second of three meets this indoor season, competing in the Samford/UAB/BSC-Multi on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 25-26. Competitors from 21 other schools will head to the Birmingham CrossPlex for the mid-week meet.

Goodson Earns Weekly SoCon Honors Jan 19, 2012

Samford sophomore Claire Goodson was named the SoCon Women's Field Athlete of the Week, announced by the conference office Thursday. She earns the honor after breaking her own school record twice this past weekend.

Samford Sets a Trio of School Records on Saturday Jan 14, 2012

Samford track wrapped up their weekend with the Alabama Crimson Indoor Opener Saturday, setting three more school records in a weekend that has already seen the record book re-written multiple times.

College Commitments: Weishaar - Samford, Svec - EKU, Richardson - Cumberlands, Rohmann - Cincy Jonathan Grooms Jan 14, 2012

  Athletes, Coaches, and Parents it is once again the time of the year, let the senior commitments begin.  Please let me know via email at jonathan@kytrackxc.com or message me on Facebook when you commitment to a school for next year.  I will update the signing/commitment list, which is located at: https://ky.milesplit.com/signings.  If one of your teammates lets me know, I will double check with you, your parent, or a coach. Thanks, Jonathan Grooms, KYtrackXC.com

Michael Seaman Shatters His Own School Record Jan 12, 2012

The Samford track team completed the first day of competition at the UAB Blazer Invite in Birmingham, Ala., on Thursday, with numerous strong performances highlighted by Michael Seaman's new school record in the pole vault.

Track Begins 2012 With UAB and Alabama Meets Jan 11, 2012

The Bulldogs open 2012 with two meets over three days at the Birmingham CrossPlex. On Thursday and Friday, Jan. 12-13, Samford will compete at the UAB Blazer Invite and will wrap up the weekend on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener.

Bulldogs Sweep Pole Vault at Final Day in Birmingham Dec 8, 2011

The Samford Bulldogs concluded action at the Birmingham Ice Breaker track meet, with the men's and women's pole vault as well as the women's distance medley relay and men's heptathlon earning titles Thursday.

D'Alessio Finishes 16th at NCAA South Regional Nov 12, 2011

Lauren D'Alessio represented the Samford Bulldogs at the NCAA South Regional meet Saturday on the campus of the University of Alabama. The junior finished 14th overall in a field of nearly 200 in the 6k with a time of 20:56.8.

D'Alessio Finishes Second at the SoCon Championships Oct 29, 2011

The Samford cross country squads traveled to the campus of the College of Charleston for the 2011 Southern Conference Cross Country Championships Saturday. The women's team finished seventh with 145 points in the 5k and the men finished 11th with 288 points in the 8k. UNC Greensboro won both the men's and women's team titles.

D'Alessio and Dorsett Lead Cross Country in Tuscaloosa Oct 15, 2011

The Samford cross country team was on the campus of the University of Alabama Saturday, competing in the Alabama Crimson Classic. The men started the day off with a 15th-place finish in the 8k and the women followed placing sixth in the 5k.

Cross Country Travels to Tuscaloosa Saturday Oct 14, 2011

This weekend, the Bulldogs head to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the Alabama Crimson Classic on Saturday, Oct. 15. The men will run an 8k at 8:30 a.m. and the women will follow at 9:10 a.m. with a 5k.

October Student-Athlete Feature: Layton Dorsett Oct 5, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Check out the latest installment of SamfordSports.com's monthly feature stories which highlight the Bulldogs' talented student-athletes. October's piece features cross country athlete Layton Dorsett and was written by Nathan Sheehan.

<b>October Student-Athlete Feature:</b> Layton Dorsett Oct 5, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Check out the latest installment of SamfordSports.com's monthly feature stories which highlight the Bulldogs' talented student-athletes. October's piece features cross country athlete Layton Dorsett and was written by Nathan Sheehan.

D'Alessio Wins the 4K at Auburn Sep 9, 2011

Samford cross country competed in its second meet of the season, with the men's and women's teams traveling to Auburn, Ala., for the Auburn Cross Country Invitational.

Women's Cross Country Opens Season With a Win at UAB Sep 1, 2011

The two-time defending SoCon Champion women's cross country squad opened its season Thursday with a dual meet against UAB, winning 27-29 thanks in part to six runners placing in the top ten, including Lauren D'Alessio winning the event.

Track Earns Five Academic All-America Honors Aug 15, 2011

The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its list of 2011 Academic All-American honorees and five Samford Bulldogs are among those named

Track Signee Named To All-First Coast Team Jun 27, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.---Josh McCombs, a recent Samford University track signee, was named to the first team of the All-First Coast team by the Florida Times Union last week.

Track Announces 2011 Signing Class Jun 22, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.---The Samford track and field program has added 15 new student-athletes to its squad for the 2011-12 season, head coach Rod Tiffin announced on Wednesday.

Michael Seaman Earns All-America Honors Jun 9, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa.---Samford's Michael Seaman earned second-team All-America honors with his performance in the pole vault at the NCAA Championships Wednesday evening at Drake University.

Michael Seaman Heads Back To NCAA Championships Jun 7, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Samford pole vaulter Michael Seaman will make his second consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships Wednesday, June 8. The junior from Bardstown, Ky., advanced to the final round in Des Moines, Iowa, after finishing in an 11-way tie for first place at the NCAA East Region preliminary meet last weekend.

Michael Seaman Qualifies For NCAA Championships Again May 28, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. ---- Samford junior pole vaulter Michael Seaman will represent Samford once again at the NCAA Track and Field Championships, June 8-11. The Bardstown, Ky. native tied for first place Friday in the pole vault preliminaries at the NCAA East First Round in Bloomington, Ind.

Samford Takes Seven To NCAA East Preliminary Round May 25, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The Samford track and field team will take its largest group in school history to the East preliminary round of the NCAA Track and Field Championships this weekend, May 26-28. The regional meet will be held at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.

Dogs Round Out Competition At Clemson Final Qualifier May 14, 2011

CLEMSON, S.C. ---- The Samford track and field team rounded out competition Saturday in the Clemson Final Qualifier. No Bulldog athletes were able to record a qualifying mark but a couple of Bulldogs won their respective events and topped their personal bests.

Hillary Neal Sets New School Record To Round Out FSU Twilight May 7, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ---- Hillary Neal notched a new school record in the 800 meters Saturday to round out Samford's action in the Florida State Twilight. Also with his school record toss of 212-08 in the javelin Friday, Brandon Bassett qualifies for the regional meet in Indianapolis, Ind., May 26-28.

Bassett Honored As SoCon Field Athlete Of The Month May 7, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Samford sophomore Brandon Bassett has been named the Southern Conference Male Track Athlete of the Month for the month of April. The athletes are nominated by each member institution and selected by the conference office.

Track And Field Takes Group To Florida State Twilight May 5, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The Samford track and field team will take a group of 30 student athletes to Tallahassee, Fla., this weekend to compete in the Florida State Twilight. Samford continues its quest to get as many Bulldogs as possible qualified for the first round of the NCAA Championships that will be held in Bloomington, Ind., May 26-28.

Track And Field Rounds Out Competition At Drake Relays Apr 30, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa ---- The Samford track and field team rounded out competition at the prestigious Drake Relays Saturday as Kyle Kirby competed in the men's hammer throw this afternoon. The Bulldogs took five student-athletes to represent Samford at the historical meet hosted by Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Track Takes Select Group To Prestigious Drake Relays Apr 28, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The Samford track and field team will take a select group of student-athletes to compete at the prestigious Drake Relays this weekend, hosted by Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Drake Stadium will also be the site for this year's NCAA Track and Field Championships, June 8-11.

Men Finish Third, Women Fourth At SoCon Outdoor Championships Apr 23, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--The Samford men's track and field team finished third and the women finished fourth as the 2011 Southern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships came to a close Saturday at the Samford Track and Soccer Stadium. Samford head coach Rod Tiffin was also named SoCon Men's Coach of the Year.

Men First, Women Third After Day One Of SoCon Championships Apr 23, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The Samford men sit at the top of the leaderboard after the first day of competition at the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships held at the brand new Samford Track and Soccer Stadium. The Samford women sit in a tie for third place with Western Carolina after a full day of events.

Samford Opens New Track/Soccer Stadium Apr 22, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Samford University dedicated its new track and soccer stadium Friday, April 22, hours before student-athletes christened it with Southern Conference track and field championship competition.

Samford Sets Grand Opening Of New Track/Soccer Stadium Apr 20, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Samford University has scheduled an April 22 grand opening ceremony for its new track and soccer stadium, located across Lakeshore Drive from the main campus. The 9 a.m. ceremony will precede the opening of the 2011 Southern Conference outdoor track and field championships, being hosted by Samford for the first time.

Samford Women Dominate 5K In First Day Of Seminole Invite Apr 8, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ---- The Samford women's track and field team closed out day one of the Florida State Seminole Invite Friday by dominating the 5,000-meter run. The Bulldogs claimed three of the top five spots in the event and posted two personal bests.

Track And Field Splits Its Squad For Weekend Competition Apr 7, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The Samford track and field team hits the home stretch to the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships this weekend at it splits its squad for a weekend of competition. The team will compete at the 2011 Seminole Invite hosted by Florida State while senior Dan Hall will represent Samford at the Ole Miss Invitational.

Seaman Tagged SoCon Field Athlete Of The Month Apr 7, 2011

SPARTANBURG, S.C. ---- Samford pole vaulter Michael Seaman has been named the Southern Conference Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Month for the month of March, announced the league office on Thursday. The athletes of the month are nominated by each member institution and selected by the conference office.

Blaise Carie Honored As SoCon Track Athlete of the Week Apr 6, 2011

SPARTANBURG, S.C. ---- Samford senior Blaise Carie has been named the Southern Conference Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for his performance at the Tiger Track Classic last weekend in Auburn, Ala. The selections are made by the league's track and field coaches.

Samford Track And Field Wraps Up Alabama Relays Sunday Mar 27, 2011

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ---- The Samford track and field team wrapped up competition Sunday at the Alabama Relays hosted by the University of Alabama. The Bulldogs competed in four field events to conclude this weekend's action on the track.

Samford Men Rank High In Alabama Relays Decathlon Mar 25, 2011

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ---- The Samford track and field team finished the heptathlon and decathlon Friday in the second day of competition at the Alabama Relays hosted by the University of Alabama. The men completed the decathlon with the 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500 meters while the women finished the heptathlon with the long jump, javelin and 800 meters.

Bulldogs Finish First Day Of Multi Events At Alabama Relays Mar 24, 2011

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ---- The Samford track and field team finished the first day of competition in the Alabama Relays on Thursday. Three Bulldog men are competing in the decathlon and three Bulldog women are competing in the heptathlon for Samford.

Track And Field To Compete In Alabama Relays This Weekend Mar 23, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The Samford track and field team will jump back into the outdoor season this weekend after having a week off from competition last week. The Bulldogs will participate in the annual Alabama Relays hosted by the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa this weekend, March 24-27, at the Sam Bailey Track and Field Stadium.

Seaman Tabbed SoCon Outdoor Field Athlete Of The Week Mar 18, 2011

SPARTANBURG, S.C. ---- Samford junior pole vaulter Michael Seaman was named the Southern Conference Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for his performance at the `Southern Invitational last weekend. The selections are made by the league's track and field coaches.

Kirby's School Record Highlights Samford Action At Alex Wilson Invite Mar 4, 2011

SOUTH BEND, Ind. ---- Four Bulldog track and field team members are representing Samford this weekend at the Alex Wilson Invitational hosted by Notre Dame. Kyle Kirby and Michael Seaman competed Friday, and Hillary Neal and Lauren D'Alessio will compete Saturday for the Bulldogs.

February Student-Athlete Feature Of The Month: Lauren D'Alessio Feb 28, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- Check out the latest installment of SamfordSports.com's monthly feature stories which highlight the Bulldogs' talented student-athletes. February's piece features sophomore distance runner Lauren D'Alessio and was written by Assistant Sports Information Director Katie Walden.

Five School Records Round Out Final Day Of SoCon Indoor Championships Feb 27, 2011

CLEMSON, S.C. ---- The Samford track and field team rounded out the 2011 Southern Conference Indoor Championships Sunday with a third place finish on the men's side and a fifth place finish on the women's side. Five Bulldogs set new school records in various events while four freshmen earned All-Freshman honors for outstanding performances in their respective events.

Track And Field Announces Six Signees For 2012 Season Feb 24, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Samford head track and field coach Rod Tiffin proudly announces the signing of six new additions to the 2012 track and field team. The list includes three additions to both the men's and women's team and includes signees from across the southeast.

Samford Track And Field Earns Three Weekly Awards Feb 24, 2011

SPARTANBURG, S.C. ---- Samford senior Hillary Neal has been named the Southern Conference Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week while junior Alex Richter and freshman Owen Wagoner have been named the Men's Track and Field Athletes of the Week for meets during the weekend of Feb. 18 through Feb. 20. The selections are made by the league's track and field coaches.

Hillary Neal Leads Bulldogs With School Record At Tiger Tune-Up Saturday Feb 19, 2011

CLEMSON, S.C. ---- The Samford track and field team wrapped up the indoor regular season Saturday at the Tiger Tune-Up hosted by Clemson University. The meet marked Samford's second trip to Clemson in a month, and the Bulldogs will return next week for the 2011 Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Track And Field Head Back To Clemson For Tiger Tune-Up Feb 18, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The Samford track and field team will make its second trip of the season to Clemson, S.C., this weekend for the Tiger Tune-Up on Saturday. The meet is the last competition for Samford before the Southern Conference Indoor Championships next Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-27.

Michael Seaman Tabbed SoCon Field Athlete Of The Week Feb 9, 2011

SPARTANBURG, S.C. ---- Samford junior Michael Seaman has been named the Southern Conference Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Niswonger Invitational last weekend. The selections are made by the league's track and field coaches.

Kyle Kirby Named Among SoCon Athletes Of The Month Feb 9, 2011

SPARTANBURG, S.C. ---- The Southern Conference announced its January athletes of the month Tuesday, highlighting excellence among student-athletes during the month. Samford's junior thrower Kyle Kirby was named the Men's Field Athlete of the Month. The athletes of the month are nominated by each member institution and selected by the conference office.

Samford Men Wrap Up Niswonger Invitational With More Records Feb 5, 2011

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. ---- The Samford University track and field team brought its indoor school record tally to 10 Saturday as the Bulldog men broke two more records in the final day of the Niswonger Invitational. The Bulldogs set three records Friday night in the women's pole vault, men's weight and men's 200 meters. Saturday, Samford added records in the 60-meter dash and the 4x400-meter relay.

Track And Field Set To Compete In Annual Niswonger Invitational Feb 3, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The Samford University track and field team will travel to Johnson City, Tenn., this weekend to compete in the annual Niswonger Invitational hosted by East Tennessee State University. The two-day event will start at 10 a.m. Friday and the final event will begin at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday.

Kyle Kirby Earns SoCon Weekly Honors For School Record Jan 31, 2011

SPARTANBURG, S.C. ---- Samford junior Kyle Kirby has been named the Southern Conference Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week for all meets Dec. 4, 2010 through the weekend of Jan. 22, 2011. Western Carolina's Cordell Livingston is the SoCon Men's Track Athlete of the Week. The selections are made by the league's track and field coaches.

Track And Field Heads To Clemson For JRF Invitational Jan 27, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The Samford track and field team continues the 2011 indoor track and field season Friday and Saturday with the first of three trips to Clemson, S.C. The Bulldogs will compete in the JRF Combined Events Invitational at the Clemson Indoor Track and Field Complex. The venue will also be the site of the 2011 Southern Conference Indoor Championships, as it has been for the last five years.

Terry Named SoCon Women's Field Athlete Of The Week Jan 27, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Samford high-jumper Chenelle Terry has been named the Southern Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week for her record-breaking performance last weekend. The selections are made by the league's track and field coaches.

Track And Field Kicks Off Indoor Season At Blue Raider Invitational Jan 21, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The Samford University track and field team begins the 2011 season Saturday at the Blue Raider Indoor Invitational hosted by Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The one-day event features teams from seven institutions from Tennessee, Alabama and Florida who will participate in 14 different events.

Women's Cross Country Finishes 10th At NCAA South Regional Nov 13, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- The Samford University cross country teams closed out the 2010 campaign Saturday at the NCAA South Regional Championships at Hoover's Veterans Park. The Bulldog women finished 10th while Florida State won the women's team title and the University of Alabama men captured their fourth consecutive title.

Cross Country Preps To Host NCAA South Regional Saturday Nov 12, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- The Samford University cross country teams will host the 2010 NCAA Cross Country South Region Championships Saturday at Veterans Park in Hoover, Ala., in conjunction with the city of Hoover and the Hoover Track Foundation. Veterans Park has hosted several national- and regional-caliber cross country meets. The women are set to run at 9:45 a.m. followed by the men at 10:45 a.m.

Women's Cross Country Still Ranked Top 10 In Region Nov 2, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- The Samford University women's cross country team maintained its spot as the eighth-ranked team in the USATFCCCA South Region after last week's win at the Southern Conference Championships. The USATFCCA released its weekly rankings Monday and the Bulldogs still sit above Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss and conference rival Chattanooga. This marks the third consecutive week the Bulldogs have been ranked eighth.

Women's Cross Country Repeats As SoCon Champions Oct 30, 2010

BOONE, N.C. --- The Samford University women's cross country team captured the Southern Conference Championship again Saturday morning while the men finished ninth in the meet hosted by Appalachian State. The title is the second consecutive for the Samford women after just three years in the league.

Cross Country Preps For Southern Conference Championships Oct 29, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- The Samford University cross country teams are gearing up for their third appearance in the Southern Conference Championships on Saturday. The 2010 edition of the league championships will be hosted by Appalachian State in Boone, N.C. The women's 5K race is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. CT while the men's 8K race is set for 9:45 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow the races.

Women's Cross Country Moves Up In Regional Rankings Oct 22, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- The Samford University women's cross country team recently moved up in the USTFCCA Division I Cross Country Rankings for the South Region. The Bulldogs jumped to eighth place this week after being ranked 11th the week before.

D'Alessio Leads Samford Women To Top Spot At Front Runner Oct 16, 2010

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- Sophomore Lauren D'Alessio led the Samford women's cross country team to its first team win of the season Saturday in the women's two-mile run at the Front Runner Invitational hosted by Chattanooga. The Samford men placed fourth in the 5K race.

Cross Country Preps For SoCon Championship With Front Runner Invitational Oct 15, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- The Samford University cross country team will get its first look at Southern Conference competition Saturday as the Bulldogs run in the Front Runner Invitational hosted by Chattanooga. The event held at Moccasin Bend Race Course will feature a 2-mile race for the women and a 5K race for the men.

Samford Sweeps SoCon Cross Country Weekly Honors Oct 13, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- Samford cross country runners Lauren D'Alessio and Layton Dorsett have been honored as the Southern Conference Women's Runner of the Week and Men's Runner of the week, respectively, for their performances last weekend in the Samford Invitational. The league office announced the awards on Wednesday.

Samford Women, Men Take Second In Samford Invitational Oct 9, 2010

teams each finished second in their respective meets Saturday morning in the 2010 Samford Invitational at Hoover's Veterans Park. The meet was held in conjunction with the Southeast XC Showdown and served as a preview meet for the NCAA South Regional Championships which Samford will host in November.

Cross Country To Host Pre-Regional Meet Saturday Oct 8, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- The Samford University cross country teams will host the Samford Invitational Saturday in conjunction with the annual Southeast XC Showdown at Hoover's Veterans Park. The meet will be a preview meet for the NCAA South Regional Championships which will be held on Nov. 13.

September Feature Of The Month: Dan Hall and Lillie Jackson Sep 29, 2010

Here is the first installment of SamfordSports.com's 2010-11 monthly feature stories which highlight the Bulldogs' talented student-athletes. September's piece features Samford cross-country runners Dan Hall and Lillie Jackson and was written by Assistant Sports Information Director Katie Walden.

Freshman Dorsett Selected As SoCon Men's Runner Of The Week Sep 28, 2010

SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- Samford freshman cross-country runner Layton Dorsett has been honored as the men's Southern Conference Runner of the Week for his performance last weekend at the Brooks Memphis Twilight, the league office announced Tuesday. The honor is the first in Dorsett's career and the second for the Bulldogs so far on the season.

Cross Country Set To Run At Memphis Twilight Saturday Sep 24, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- The Samford University cross country teams are set to compete in the Brook's Twilight Classic in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday evening. The annual event, hosted by Christian Brothers University at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex, is run after sundown and will begin at 8:20 p.m. this Saturday night.

D'Alessio Tabbed SoCon Women's Runner Of The Week Sep 21, 2010

SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- Samford sophomore cross country runner Lauren D'Alessio has been named the Southern Conference Women's Runner of the Week for her performance last weekend, the league office announced Tuesday. The honor is the first of D'Alessio's career and the first for the Bulldogs this season.

Cross Country Women Ranked 10th In South Region Sep 20, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- The Samford University women's cross country team moved up five spots in the USTFCCCA regional rankings to tenth after last weekend's spectacular showing at the Crimson Classic. The Bulldogs started the season ranked 15th, which is where they finished at the NCAA South Region Championship last fall in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Samford Women Take Third, Men Place Ninth At Crimson Classic Sep 18, 2010

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. --- The Samford University cross country teams got their 2010 seasons underway Saturday at the Crimson Classic in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Bulldog women placed third out of 18 teams while the men came in ninth out of 18 teams.

Cross Country Kicks Off Season At Annual Crimson Classic Sep 17, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- The Samford University cross country team gets the 2010 season underway Saturday with the annual Crimson Classic hosted by the University of Alabama. The event begins at 8:45 a.m. at the Harry Pritchett Running Park in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Samford Track And Field Signs 23 For 2011 Season Aug 31, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The Samford University track and field team announced 23 new additions to its 2010-11 roster Tuesday. The men's team will add 10 freshmen and a transfer for the spring while the women will welcome 12 freshmen to the squad.

Track And Field Completes Staff With Hiring Of Keith Baker Aug 30, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Samford head coach Rod Tiffin recently hired former Alabama track and field standout Keith Baker as the newest addition to the Samford track and field coaching staff. He joins the team as the Bulldogs' newest assistant coach and will be working with the Bulldog throwers.

Samford Women Predicted To Win SoCon Cross Country Championship Again Aug 27, 2010

SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- The Samford women's cross country team has been selected as the preseason favorite to win the Southern Conference Championship in balloting conducted by the league's head coaches, the SoCon office announced Friday. The Samford men were predicted to finish ninth.

Samford Breaks Ground For New Track/Soccer Stadium Aug 24, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.---Samford University held a groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 24 for a new track/soccer stadium to be finished in time to host the Southern Conference Track and Field Championship in April of 2011. The complex is located across Lakeshore Drive from the university's main campus.

Jessica Van Ausdall: From The Track To The Lab Aug 13, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- Over the course of the summer, Samford distance runner Jessica Van Ausdall traded in her running shoes for waders and spent time collecting specimens in Shades Creek across from the Samford University campus. It is part of an eight-week genetics research project, funded by the Samford Undergraduate Research Program, to investigate the mechanism of killer paramecium.

Jessica Van Ausdall: From The Track To The Lab Aug 13, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- Over the course of the summer, Samford distance runner Jessica Van Ausdall traded in her running shoes for waders and spent time collecting specimens in Shades Creek across from the Samford University campus. It is part of an eight-week genetics research project, funded by the Samford Undergraduate Research Program, to investigate the mechanism of killer paramecium.

Samford To Host NCAA Regional at Hoover's Veterans Park Jul 19, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- The NCAA is proud to announce Samford University as a regional host for the 2010 Cross Country Championships on Nov. 13 in conjunction with the city of Hoover and the Hoover Track Foundation. The South Regional meet will be hosted at Veterans Park in Hoover, which has hosted several national- and regional-caliber cross country meets.

Seaman Closes Out Track And Field Season At NCAA Championships Jun 11, 2010

EUGENE, Ore. ---- Samford pole vaulter Michael Seaman finished 16th in the men's pole vault event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships Thursday evening in Eugene, Ore. Seaman, the first male athlete to represent Samford at the NCAA national meet, cleared a height of 16-04.75 to tie with Idaho's Jeremy Klas for 16th place.

Michael Seaman To Represent Samford At NCAA Track And Field Championships Jun 9, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Sophomore pole vaulter Michael Seaman will represent the Samford University track and field team at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., Thursday as he competes among the best of the nation in the pole vault competition. The pole vault event will take place at 6 p.m. CT at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.

Samford Track And Field Finishes NCAA First Round With Steeplechase May 29, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. ---- The Samford track and field team wrapped up competition in the NCAA First Round in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday morning with the men's and women's steeplechase. Hillary Neal finished 40th in the women's event while Cameron Bean placed 42nd for the men.

NCAA First Round Steeplechase Rescheduled For Saturday Morning May 28, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. ---- The men's and women's steeplechase of the NCAA Track and Field First Round was postponed Friday due to inclement weather. The men will run at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday followed by the women at 10:10 a.m. Cameron Bean will represent the Samford men while Hillary Neal will represent the women.

Samford Track And Field Set To Compete In NCAA First Round May 27, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Five Samford University track and field athletes begin competition Thursday in the NCAA East Regional in Greensboro, N.C. The Bulldogs are vying for a chance to make it to the NCAA Championships which will be held in Eugene, Ore., June 9-12.

Seaman Highlights Georgia Tech Invitational With School Record May 15, 2010

ATLANTA ---- The Samford University track and field team solidified its field of five NCAA qualifiers Saturday as it rounded out competition at the Georgia Tech Invitational. Qualifiers must be ranked in the top 48 of the East or West Division to move on to the NCAA First Round in Greensboro, N.C., May 27-29.

Track And Field To Compete At Georgia Tech Invitational May 13, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The Samford University track and field team will take a group of 16 student-athletes to Atlanta this weekend to compete in the Georgia Tech Invitational Friday and Saturday. The meet is Samford's final attempt to achieve qualifying marks for the NCAA First Round which will be held May 28-29 in Greensboro, N.C.