2014 Golden Eagle Men's Cross Country News

December 11, 2014
On the course and off, Sambu has been quiet leader for cross country teams
Cross country sophomore Geoffrey Sambu has been selected as the November recipient of the Tennessee Tech Athletics Unsung Leader Award.

December 9, 2014
Sambu, Dohrmann named MVPs; Several others claim team awards
The Tennessee Tech cross country teams closed out the 2014 season Monday night with an awards dinner, where first-year head coach Wayne Angel and his staff presented several awards. Former U.S. Olympian Jose "Tony" Parrilla was the guest speaker.

November 14, 2014
Sambu posts highest finish in school history at 13th; strong effort nets Huber 87th
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Sophomore Geoffrey Sambu recorded the highest finish in school history when he placed 13th at the NCAA South Regional Cross Country Championships Friday morning, while classmate Brennan Huber also had a strong effort with a Top 90 showing.

November 12, 2014
Sambu, Huber compete Friday in NCAA South Regional meet
They have a chance to make history Friday morning. Tennessee Tech distance runners Geoffrey Sambu and Brennan Huber are in Florida where they will compete in the NCAA South Regional in a quest to become the first Golden Eagle cross country runners to qualify for the national championships later in the month, and to earn All-South Regional laurels.

November 1, 2014
Sambu first-team all-OVC, Golden Eagles seventh at OVC Championships
Geoffrey Sambu set the school record and finished sixth overall and five of Tennessee Tech’s seven runners posted career-best times as the Golden Eagle men’s cross country team claimed seventh place in a field of 12 teams at the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference championships.

October 28, 2014
Golden Eagles run in OVC Championships Saturday morning in Alabama
With well-rested legs, an enthusiastic mindset, and the chance to climb in the final standings, the Tennessee Tech men's cross country team will be in Oxford, Alabama this weekend to compete in the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference championship.

October 14, 2014
Sambu, Dohrmann named OVC adidas Runners of the Week
A pair of Tennessee Tech cross country standouts, sophomore Geoffrey Sambu and senior Yeshi Dohrmann, have each been tabbed as the Ohio Valley Conference adidas Runner of the Week.

October 11, 2014
HOT STUFF: Men sixth, women 10th at hot and steamy FSU Invitational
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Tennessee Tech men's cross country team placed sixth and the women's squad finished 10th Friday night at a hot and steamy FSU Invitational at Apalachee Regional Park.

October 8, 2014
Whole new challenge facing Golden Eagle cross country teams in Florida
A whole new set of challenges looms this weekend for the Tennessee Tech cross country teams as they head to the Florida State Invitational. The races will be held at twilight Friday for coach Wayne Angel's runners.

October 4, 2014
Golden Eagles establish PR times in chilly run at Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Geoffrey Sambu led the way and five Golden Eagle men set new personal-best times in a chilly run at the Greater Louisville Classic Saturday.

October 3, 2014
Tech, seven other OVC teams face huge field Saturday at Greater Louisville race
Among the dozens and dozens of teams that will be competing Saturday at the 13th Annual Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic will be Tennessee Tech and seven other Ohio Valley Conference opponents. The field will also bring many of the top-ranked teams throughout the region.

October 1, 2014
School record already in books, Sambu foundation for building Tech programs
Geoffrey Sambu has already broken the school record in cross country. Over the next few years, coach Wayne Angel thinks Sambu's presence on the Golden Eagle roster can help build track & field and cross country programs that will compete for OVC championships.

September 19, 2014
Angel adds Samantha Linck to cross country, track & field coaching staff
First-year Tennessee Tech cross country and track & field head coach Wayne Angel has announced the addition of Samantha Linck to his staff as an assistant coach.

September 13, 2014
Golden Eagles 11th at Commodore Classic, Sambu finishes fifth overall
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With sophomore Geoffrey Sambu leading the way with a fifth place individual finish, the Tennessee Tech men's cross country team placed 11th among 15 Division I programs Saturday at the Commodore Classic hosted by Vanderbilt University.

September 11, 2014
Golden Eagle runners facing sizeable challenge at Commodore Classic Saturday
The Tennessee Tech cross country teams will be among 29 schools running Saturday morning at the Commodore Classic, hosted at Percy Warner Park in Nashville by Vanderbilt University. The men will get things started at 9 a.m. CT with an 8K race, followed at 10 a.m. by a women’s 5K contest.

September 6, 2014
Sambu in Top 10, Golden Eagles battle No. 6 Indiana Hoosiers
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Sophomore Geoffrey Sambu earned a Top 10 finish individually and the Tennessee Tech men's cross country team used Saturday's run against the No. 6 Indiana Hoosiers as a solid learning experience on a challenging, slippery course.

September 5, 2014
Tech track, cross country programs add Eugene Frazier as assistant coach
With a lengthy list of success, both as a runner and as a coach, Eugene Frazier has been named as an assistant cross country and track & field coach at Tennessee Tech.

September 4, 2014
Golden Eagles face one of nation's top teams at Indiana Open Saturday
Riding the crest of the team's season-opening, first-place finish at the Carolina Invitational, the Tennessee Tech men's cross country squad steps it up a few notches this weekend with a head-to-head race against the No. 6 ranked Indiana Hoosiers.

September 2, 2014
Golden Eagle Geoffrey Sambu named OVC co-Runner of the Week
Sophomore Geoffrey Sambu opened his Tennessee Tech running career Saturday by claiming first place in the Carolina Invitational. On Tuesday, he was selected by the Ohio Valley Conference as the league's co-Runner of the Week.

August 30, 2014
Sambu leads strong team effort as Golden Eagles race to first at Carolina Invitational
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Geoffrey Sambu was the first runner across the finish line and Tennessee Tech placed seven runners among the top 11 as the Golden Eagle men's cross country team opened the 2014 season with a first place team finish at the Carolina Invitational early Saturday.

August 27, 2014
New era in Tech cross country begins Saturday at Carolina Invitational
The Tennessee Tech cross country season begins Saturday morning under first-year coach Wayne Angel when the Golden Eagles compete at the Carolina Invitational, a race that will be held on Ft Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

August 26, 2014
Cross country team bolstered with addition of transfer Geoffrey Sambu
Geoffrey Sambu, a transfer from Florida A&M where he previously ran for coach Wayne Angel, has transferred to Tennessee Tech where he will help the first-year Golden Eagle coach chart a new course for TTU cross country program.

August 8, 2014
New coach sets ambitious schedule for 2014 cross country season
Tennessee Tech first-year head coach Wayne Angel has announced the cross country teams' 2014 schedule that features an aggressive slate of competition.