Fike to now serve as graduate assistant coach for OCXC

Former OC cross country runner Evan Fike will serve as a graduate assistant coach for the Eagles and Lady Eagles this season.
Former OC cross country runner Evan Fike will serve as a graduate assistant coach for the Eagles and Lady Eagles this season.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 7, 2014) – Evan Fike, a former cross country runner for Oklahoma Christian, will spend the 2014 season as a graduate assistant coach for the Eagles and Lady Eagles, OC head coach Wade Miller said Thursday.

Fike, from Canton, Texas, was on the OC squad from 2009 to 2012, helping the Eagles win the NAIA title in 2011 and the National Christian College Athletic Association championship in 2012.

As a senior in 2012, he ran in four meets for OC, with a top finish of 16th place at the Central Oklahoma Land Run. He ran in five meets as a junior and three as a freshman. He sat out the 2010 season due to injury.

In track, he won the 10,000 meters at the 2012 Heartland/McMurry Invitational with a time of 35:05.97, and finished third that year in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Southwestern Relays with a time of 10:29.59.

Last season, he served as a student assistant coach for OC before graduating in April with a bachelor’s degree in sport, wellness and recreation management. Fike has begun work on earning a master’s degree, Miller said.