Elvin R. King Cross Country Course Dedicated

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

The Elvin R. King Cross Country Course was dedicated during Homecoming Weekend festivities on October 7. The new home site, located at the north end of campus on 150 acres of property east of State Route 72, was designed and built under the direction of King (women’s cross country coach) and Athletic Director Pete Reese. The course hosted its first meet (the 16th Annual Cedarville Invitational) on September 16 with nearly 1,000 competitors present.

King, who currently coaches the nationally ranked Lady Jacket cross country team, has been at Cedarville since 1969. He led the CU women to the school’s only NAIA national title in any sport by winning the 2001 championship. He previously coached men’s cross country and track and field and started the women’s programs in 1979.

King is a member of the NAIA Hall of Fame, NCCAA Hall of Fame, and the Cedarville University Athletic Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Joyce, who was inducted in the CU Hall of Fame for her meritorious service to Yellow Jacket athletics, have two children and four grandchildren.