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RCC Cross Country

We’re excited to continue the Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country at RCC in Fall 2023!

  • Tryouts not required.
  • Must be enrolled in 12 credit hours of RCC courses for Fall 2023 semester.
  • Practices begin August 14, 2023.

If you are interested in Cross Country at RCC, fill out the recruit questionnaire.

News and Events

Yeti Invitational – September 23, 2023

XC Yeti Invitational Sep 2023 - Ashlyn Earles

On Saturday, September 23, RCC Eagles cross country traveled to Shelby, North Carolina to compete in the Yeti Invitational, hosted by Cleveland Community College.

Ashlyn Earles recorded a time of 24:52 in the women’s 5K distance event, securing a 21st place finish, and improved on her previous Yeti Invitational time of 28:44 that she set during the 2022 season. Her finish time at the 2023 Yeti Invitational is a college personal best.

Ashlyn competed with athletes representing Walters State Community College (Tennessee), Belmont Abbey College (North Carolina), Spartanburg Methodist College (South Carolina), Truett-McConnell University (Georgia), Gaston College (North Carolina), Patrick & Henry Community College (Virginia), Warren Wilson College (North Carolina), Guilford College (North Carolina), and Central Carolina Community College (North Carolina).

Looking ahead to October 13, 2023, Eagles cross country will again travel to Salem, Virginia to compete at the Roanoke XC Invitational hosted by Roanoke College.

Roanoke College Rooney Invitational – September 8, 2023

On Friday, September 8, Eagles cross country was invited to compete at the Rooney Invitational hosted by Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.

Women’s cross country athlete Ashlyn Earles (right, pictured above) battled the high heat and humidity to a 34th place finish, completing the 5K distance in 27 minutes and 13 seconds.

The Rooney Invitational hosted athletes from Gardner-Webb University (North Carolina), UVA-Wise (Virginia), Sweet Briar College (Virginia), Randolph College (Virginia), Hollins University (Virginia), Roanoke College (Virginia), Bluefield State University (West Virginia), and Ferrum College (Virginia).

Next, RCC cross country will travel to Shelby, North Carolina to compete in the Yeti Invitational, hosted by Cleveland Community College.

XC Roanoke Yeti Invitational Sep 2023 - Ashlyn Earles

Elon University Friday Night Lights XC Opener – September 1, 2023

Elon University Firday Night Lights XC Opener - Ashlyn Earles

On a cool fall Friday evening, RCC cross country began its 2023 season with the Friday Night Lights XC Opener hosted by Elon University in Elon, North Carolina.

Athlete Ashlyn Earles (right, pictured above) pushed the pace and the rolling hills during the women’s 4-kilometer event to a 103rd place finish with a time of 19 minutes and 56 seconds.

Ashlyn competed with athletes representing North Carolina State University, High Point University, Duke University, Elon University, East Carolina University, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Meredith College, North Carolina A&T University, University of North Carolina Pembroke, Campbell University, Shaw University (North Carolina), Fayetteville State University (North Carolina), Barton College (North Carolina), Averett University (Virginia), University of South Carolina – Aiken, and Winthrop University (South Carolina). Rockingham Community College was the only junior college to compete in the event.

Looking ahead, the Eagles cross country team has been invited to compete at the Rooney Invitational hosted by Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia on Friday, September 8.

Questions about RCC Cross Country?

Contact Head Coach Morgan Burnette ( burnettem4304@rockinghamcc.edu ) or Director, Student Life & Athletics/Baseball Coach Daniel Huff ( huffd5958@rockinghamcc.edu ).

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