For athletes, there is no greater rush than playing a game well. It makes the early morning practices, the hill sprints, and the sore muscles all have a purpose. There is something about playing on a team that really brings out the best in people. When you look at the scoreboard and know?whatever the end result is?that you have played your hardest, it all makes sense. This is everything you have worked for?it?s the reason you pushed through all those tough practices.
Crusader Cross-Country is headed to the USCAA Nationals. In a stunning development, Christendom will send six runners to Virginia Beach this weekend to compete against some of the best runners in the nation, making the program, only in its first full year, a great success.
After two full weeks of training and three days of intense mini camp, Christendom College athletes on the cross country team competed in their first official race as a collegiate sport. Runners toughed out the hot, humid weather, training hard.
Christendom’s athletic department is celebrating one of its finest years in sports, due in a large part to the efforts of the college’s senior student-athletes, both this season and over the course of their four years at Christendom. Of the sixteen senior athletes, each played key roles on their teams, leading the Crusaders to great success this year, and leaving a legacy of sportsmanship and perseverance that the college will remember for years to come.
Whether in the crisp, fresh morning or the cool evening, chasing down the sunset, students have been crowding the running trails here at Christendom this past month. These runners are part of a monumental group- they are members of Christendom College’s first ever Cross Country team.
Christendom College's athletic program will expand and improve once again this fall, with the introduction of cross-country running teams. With the creation of both a men's and a women's team, the cross country running program will allow students the opportunity to compete in meets with other colleges for the first time.