Women's Cross Country
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Aaron Yoder
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 3rd Season
Alma Mater: Fort Hays State University
Phone: (785) 227-3380 Ext. 8331

Yoder is in his seventh season with the Swedes track and field program. He is in his second season as head track and field coach and he is in his third season as the head cross country coach.

A 2009 graduate of Fort Hays State University, Yoder majored in health and human performance with an emphasis in health promotions and wellness and a minor in business administration. 

Yoder was a member of Phi Epsilon Kappa, where he was an advocate of health and wellness within the Hays community, and of the national honor society Omicron Delta Kappa, where he served as vice president for one year. Yoder completed his master's degree in sport and movement studies through Fort Hays in December 2010.

While at Fort Hays, Yoder competed in cross country and track for the Tigers from 2004 to 2008. During this time, he earned All- Conference Cross Country Performer, All-Conference Indoor Track Performer (5k), four-time All-Conference Performer in Outdoor Track (Steeple, 5k, 10k), two-time MIAA Cross Country Runner of the Week, four-time Individual Champion of Collegiate Cross Country Races, and 3A State Mile Champion. Yoder was also a member of the two-time State Championship Track Team from Hillsboro High School and of the three-time State Runner-Up Cross Country Team from Hillsboro High School

Yoder's experience includes working as a camp counselor and coach at numerous running camps, including the Jim Ryun Running Camp in Fort Collins, Colo., and Gettysburg, Pa. He has also filled in as a pastor at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church in Peabody, Kan.

2016 Women's Cross Country Roster
Roster for 2016 Women's Cross Country Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Molly AchterbergFR Minneapolis, Kan.Minneapolis HS
Katelynn AdamFR Smolan, Kan.Smoky Valley HS
Elizabeth BenoitSR Damar, Kan.Palco HS
Elyse BergquistSO Newton, Kan.Newton HS
Layne GillilandSR Spring Hill, Kan.Spring Hill HS
Annie HaltermanSO Colorado Springs, Colo.Vanguard HS
Linda MartinezSO Arkansas City, Kan.Ark City HS
Melissa OlsonJR Sedgwick, Kan.Sedgwick HS
Joisan SmithSO Cimarron, Kan.Cimarron HS
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