Cumberland Athletics 2021-22 Recap

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland Athletics had a great 2021-22 year with tons of highlights all season long. Check out the year-end recap for our sports teams.


Cumberland Athletics finishes 19th in LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Final Standings

LEBANON, Tenn.--After the completion of the spring championships, Cumberland Athletics finished 19th in the LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Standings, the highest-finish ever for CU Athletics, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) officials announced on Thursday.


Idamadudu and Dumoluhle claim National Titles on final day of Outdoor T&F Championships

GULF SHORES, Ala.-- Praise Idamadudu and Sibanda Dumoluhle claim national championships while three other Phoenix earned NAIA All-American honors on the final day of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.


Cumberland Athletics finishes Fourth in MSC President's Cup

LEBANON, Tenn. - Cumberland Athletics finishes fourth in the Mid-South Conference President's Cup following completion of regular-season play for the 2021-22 academic year, conference officials announced Friday.


Watson podiums in Shot Put; Four Phoenix qualify for Final Events tomorrow

GULF SHORES, Ala.-- The Phoenix put on a show in day two of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships. Daveina Watson earned All-American honors in the women's shot put while four other Phoenix qualified for Final Events.


Track & Field Outdoor National Championship Preview

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland men's and women's track and field teams are set to begin the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships tomorrow in Gulf Shores, Alabama.


CU Men's T&F stays put at No. 19 in USTFCCCA Top-25

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland University's men's outdoor track and field team stayed put at No. 19 in the latest NAIA U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Outdoor National Rating Index, released by the association today.


CU Track and Field adds two more national qualifiers at Last Chance Meet

CLEVELAND, Tenn.-- Cumberland men's and women's track and field competed at the Lee University Last Chance Meet, earning two additional qualifiers for the NAIA Outdoor National Championships.


Men's Track & Field takes Third at MSC Outdoor Championship

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.--Cumberland men's track and field finishes in third place at the Mid-South Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships.


Oniyide named MSC Track Athlete of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland sophomore Tobi Oniyide was named the Mid-South Conference Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for the first time this season, released by conference officials on Monday.


Men's T&F in Second at MSC Outdoor Championships

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.--Cumberland men's track & field have a strong showing in day one of the Mid-South Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships to trail first place by just one point.


Men's and Women's T&F are set for MSC Outdoor Championships Sunday and Monday

LEBANON, Tenn. - Cumberland men's and women's track and field teams are set to take on the Mid-South Conference Championships on Sunday and Monday. The meet will take place at James H. Taylor, II Stadium on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.


CU Track and Field posts multiple first-place finishes at Mountain Laurel Invitational

SEWANEE, Tenn.-- Cumberland men's and women's track and field posts a plethora of top five finishes at the Mountain Laurel Invitational on Saturday.


Men's T&F jumps into USTFCCCA Top-25 at No. 16

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland University's men's outdoor track and field team made the biggest move in the polls jumping 20 spots to No. 16 in the latest NAIA U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Outdoor National Rating Index, released by the association today.


Dumoluhle named MSC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Sibanda Dumoluhle continues to have a great year adding a Mid-South Conference Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week to his honors, released by the league office on Monday.


Sanders named MSC Track Athlete of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland senior Trevon Sanders was named Mid-South Conference Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season, released by conference officials on Monday.


Four Phoenix take first place finishes at Kennesaw State Invitational

KENNESAW, Ga.-- Praise Idamadudu, Denis Kiplagat, and Sibanda Dumoluhle earned first-place finishes in their events on the second day of the Kennesaw State Invitational.


Idamadudu takes First in 200m at Kennesaw State Invitational

KENNESAW, Ga.--Cumberland freshman Praise Idamadudu sets the fastest time in the NAIA in the 200m at the Kennesaw State Invitational Friday afternoon.


CU Distance Team took on Pepsi UC Invite & Distance Carnival this weekend

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.—The Phoenix men’s and women’s distance teams competed at the Pepsi UC Invite & Distance Carnival the past two days.


Cumberland in Fourth in the Mid-South Conference President Cup Standings

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland University Athletics sits in fourth place of the Mid-South Conference Presidents Cup standings following the winter season, conference officials announced.


Trevon Sanders named MSC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland senior Trevon Sanders was named Mid-South Conference Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, released by conference officials on Monday.


Cumberland Track and Field posts six first place finishes at UAB Spring Invite

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- Cumberland men's and women's track and field posted some excellent performances in their first outdoor track meet of the season. The two teams combined for six first-place finishes and six qualifying times for nationals.


Kiplagat takes first place in steeplechase on day one of UAB Spring Invite

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- Cumberland men's and women's track and field competed at the UAB Spring Invite today.


Cumberland Athletics jumps to 29th in the LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Standings

LEBANON, Tenn.--After the completion of the fall and winter championships, Cumberland Athletics has jumped up 19 positions to 29th in the LEARFIELD Directors' Cup Standings, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) officials announced on Thursday.


Idamadudu and Pontillo earn All-American honors on final day of Indoor T&F Championships

BROOKINGS, S.D.--Praise Idamadudu and Georget Pontillo finish as National Runner-Up in three events earning themselves NAIA All-American honors on the final day of the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships.


Dumoluhle podiums in Long Jump; Idamadudu and Pontillo qualify for Finals events

BROOKINGS, S.D.--After the first day of the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships, Sibanda Dumoluhle earns All-American honors in the long jump and Praise Idamadudu and Georget Pontillo qualify for finals events tomorrow to compete for individual national championship titles.


Track & Field Indoor National Championship Preview

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland men's and women's track and field teams are set to begin the NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships tomorrow in Brookings, South Dakota.


Four Qualify for Marathon at NAIA Outdoor Championships

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Sasha Petrova, Elise Krone, Ethan Rhoden, and Joel Barlow each qualified for the 2022 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the marathon this past Saturday at the Shelby Forest Loop Half Marathon held in Milligan, Tennessee.


NAIA announces Indoor T&F Championship Qualifiers

LEBANON, Tenn.--The NAIA has announced the full list of qualifiers to the Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field National Championships.


Phoenix Men's T&F #25 in latest USTFCCCA Ratings

LEBANON, Tenn.-- Cumberland University's men's indoor track and field team moved up 11 spots to rank 25th in the fifth installment of the NAIA U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Indoor National Rating Index, released by the association today.


Dumoluhle earns Mid-South Conference Field Athlete of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland junior Sibanda Dumoluhle was named Mid-South Conference Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, released by conference officials on Monday.


Men's Indoor T&F finished second in the MSC Championships

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Cumberland University's men's indoor track & field finishes the Mid-South Conference Championships in second place. The Phoenix finished the tournament with 137.5 team points trailing Life University with 146 points. Dumoluhle Sibanda was named the Mid-South Conference men's indoor track athlete of the year.


Men's Indoor T&F sits in first after day one of MSC Championships

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- The Cumberland University men's indoor track & field team holds the top spot after day one at the Mid-South Conference Championships. The Phoenix tallied 47.5 team points in day one.


Idamadudu qualifies for NAIA Nationals in three events at the Lion Open

JOPLIN, Mo.-- Cumberland Men's and Women's indoor track and field took the trip this weekend to Missouri Southern to compete at the Lion Open.


Sanders wins 600m at the Tiger Paw Classic

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Cumberland senior Trevon Sanders picks up the lone Phoenix event win in the 600 meter dash at the Tiger Paw Classic at the Norton Athletic Center on Friday.


Dumoluhle's NAIA-best Triple Jump earns him MSC Field Athlete of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland junior Sibanda Dumoluhle was named Mid-South Conference Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week, released by conference officials on Monday.


Dumoluhle wows at Bellarmine Open for Cumberland T&F

LOUISVILLE, KY.-- Cumberland Men's and Women's Track and Field competed in the Bellarmine Open on Friday and posted several impressive finishes. One of those impressive performances was Sibanda Dumolhule, who took home two first-place finishes.


Cumberland has strong performances on day two of ETSU T&F Invite

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.-- The second day of the ETSU Track and Field Invite proved fruitful for Cumberland Men's and Women's Track and Field. Both teams managed to notch several impressive performances on Saturday.


CU Men's and Women's Track and Field posts strong showing at day one of ETSU Invitational

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.-- Cumberland Men's and Women's Track and Field competed at the ETSU Track and Field Invitational. The Phoenix competed against teams from across the NCAA and NAIA in the event hosted by East Tennessee State.


Oniyide and Mack named MSC Track Athletes of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland sophomore Tobi Oniyide and junior Alana Mack were named Mid-South Conference Men's and Women's Indoor Track Athletes of the Week. released by conference officials on Monday.


Phoenix claim three victories at the Ed Temple Classic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Sunday at the Ed Temple Invitational in Nashville, the Cumberland University track and field team enjoyed three event victories with the men's 4x400 meter team taking first and Camryn Jacobs and Terrance Harris winning the shot put and weight throw and Ronald Ndlovu qualified for the NAIA Indoor National Championships with "A" standards in the long jump.


NAIA announces 2020-21 NAIA Scholar-Team and Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. -- 74 Cumberland University student-athletes were named 2020-21 NAIA Scholar-Athletes and 12 Phoenix teams earned NAIA Scholar-Team distinctions, NAIA officials announced on Wednesday as part of the NAIA National Awards Day.


Juneteenth street festival smashes expectations

Market Street in downtown Lebanon was awash of laughter, conversation, and good smelling food on Saturday, marking Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in America.