Cross Country
Senior Spotlight: Tyler Wood, sprinting through the finish line

Senior Spotlight: Tyler Wood, sprinting through the finish line

During the fall season, CisternYard Sports will feature a weekly story on a different student athlete at the College of Charleston that our sports staff thinks you should know. This week, we highlight Tyler Wood from the men’s cross country team. Like plenty of children, Tyler Wood played almost every sport growing up. Even though...
Senior Spotlight: Trish Rein's journey from walk-on to anchor for Charleston women's cross country

Senior Spotlight: Trish Rein’s journey from walk-on to anchor for Charleston women’s cross country

Each week throughout the fall, CisternYard Sports will be featuring a senior athlete at the College of Charleston who has made an impact on his or her respective team. This week, we sat down with Trish Rein from the women’s cross country team. Arriving as a freshman at the College of Charleston, Trish Rein was...
Senior Spotlight: Adam Seften leads the pack for Charleston men's cross country

Senior Spotlight: Adam Seften leads the pack for Charleston men’s cross country

Each week throughout the fall, CisternYard Sports will be featuring a senior athlete who has made an impact on his or her respective team. This week, we sat down with Adam Seften from the men’s cross country team. As one of three seniors on the College of Charleston’s men’s cross country team, Adam Seften is...
EIGHT FOR EIGHT: Mackenzie Johnston sprints past the competition for Charleston Cross-Country

EIGHT FOR EIGHT: Mackenzie Johnston sprints past the competition for Charleston Cross-Country

During the final eight weeks of the spring semester, CisternYard Sports will be releasing a feature story each week on a student athlete at the College of Charleston that our sports staff thinks you should know. This week, we highlight junior MacKenzie Johnston from the men’s cross-country team. If you have been paying attention to...

O’Brien leads track team to strong spring start

Sophomore Dena O’Brien trimmed six seconds off her own school record on her way to a victory in the 5,000-meter run at the prestigious New Balance Invitational in New Balance Invitational in New York. O’Brien’s time of 16:40.39 led the 35-runner field by six seconds, and was more than 30 seconds better than her time...

O’Brien on the brink for Nationals

Dena O’Brien has learned to set her goals very, very high. When she sat down to talk with the George Street Observer in October, she said that to become the first College of Charleston runner to ever qualify for an NCAA Nationals meet was “probably going to take under 20:30 in the 6K, and probably...
O’Brien third, women fifth at SoCon XC meet

O’Brien third, women fifth at SoCon XC meet

A slew of personal bests up and down the roster, including a new school record from sophomore Dena O’Brien, lifted the College of Charleston’s women to a fifth-place finish at the Southern Conference Cross Country Championships on Johns Island on Saturday, to tie for the school’s best-even finish at the conference meet. The men’s team...
Running Down a Dream

Running Down a Dream

As Dena O’Brien shatters another school record, people are starting to ask: Just how good can she be? She doesn’t play in front of a packed arena of 6,000 screaming fans. She’s never showcased her talents on national television. Her top YouTube clip has fewer than 300 views. But as sophomore sensation Dena O’Brien pushes...

O’Brien shatters 20-year-old school mark for 5K

Well, that didn’t take long. In the second meet of her sophomore season, College of Charleston cross country runner Dena O’Brien shattered the school record in the five-kilometer run with a time of 17 minutes, 11.75 seconds at the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational on Friday. That slashed more than 22 seconds off the previous school...
Men finish second in the Citadel Invitational

Men finish second in the Citadel Invitational

The College of Charleston men’s cross country team faced the challenging James Island Country Park course this past weekend in the Citadel Invitational. The top 10 finishers for the College of Charleston women’s team (courtesy of cofcsports.com): 3 Ochs, Ross SO Col. of Charleston 27:27.25 6 Lamberson, David SR Col. of Charleston 27:41.32 7 Nelson,...
Women win Citadel Invitational at James Island County Park

Women win Citadel Invitational at James Island County Park

Last weekend the College of Charleston raced at the James Island County Park in the Citadel Invitational. This is a track that has been revisited by the Cougars cross country many times over and on Sept. 25th they met with course again. The top 12 finishers for the College of Charleston women’s team (courtesy of...
CofC women's cross country take runners up to Elon

CofC women’s cross country take runners up to Elon

The College of Charleston women’s cross country team competed in CofC Invitational Sept. 10th, placing runner up to Elon. Freshman Hayley McMahon was the only one of the Cougar’s to clock in under 19 minutes, finishing in 18:48 minutes, placing 6th overall. The next group to come in for the Cougar’s were: senior Kristen Wolfe...