The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference announced First Team honors for Men's and Women's cross country based on the results from the Oct 21st Maryland JUCO Championships run in conjunction with the Region XX Championships held at Hagerstown Community College.
In just its second year of the program's re-emergence on the Catonsville campus, the Men's cross country team led by head coach Mark Pryor again can boast a National Championship qualifier. CCBC Cardinal freshman, Kris Purdie will be traveling to Iowa Central Community College this weekend to compete against the nation's best Junior College distance runners.
A short profile of CCBC Catonsville Cross Country runner Kris Purdie. Purdie qualified for the 2017 NJCAA D1 National Championship meet in Fort Dodge, Iowa after placing second at his regional race.
At last year's Region XX Cross Country Championships, CCBC Catonsville freshman Jamal Richards placed 1st overall and earned a trip to the NJCAA XC Div-I Championships. It was a defining moment in the program's first year after a 22-year absence. Richards went on to run a great race at the NJCAAs for someone who had no prior cross country experience. Head Coach Mark Pryor used that performance to inspire this year's team.
CCBC Catonsville men’s cross country team has been working hard since the 1st day of practice. The goal set for 2017 is to compete at the NJCAA Cross Country Championships at Iowa City CC on November 11th. That is the ultimate test against the nation’s best Junior College distance runners. Last year’s performance by CCBC freshman Jamal Richardson at the Nationals set the precedence. Now everyone must work hard to get there.
As cross country head coach Mark Pryor and his young freshman runner Jamal Richards were boarding the plane for Kansas City on Thursday, Coach Pryor asked Jamal a recurring question: “Are you having fun yet”.
In its first year of competition, after a 20+ year absence, CCBC Catonsville’s cross country team will be represented at the NJCAA Division I National Championships on Nov 12th in Eldorado, Kansas hosted by Butler Community College. http://www.njcaa.org/sports/mxc/2016-17/div1/national_championship/index
CCBC Catonsville head coach Mark Pryor was confident that his runners were in good shape and ready to perform well. While running to the first mile mark during Saturday’s NJCAA Region XX race at Lake Fairfax Park, Pryor looked back and saw his freshman Jamal Richards (Western HS) leading the field.
The CCBC Catonsville Men's & Women's cross country team traveled up the Beltway to Goucher College for their annual cross country classic. It was a beautiful fall day with rainfall not in the forecast until the afternoon. The cross country meets earlier in the year posed hotter temperatures as the biggest obstacle but now with the weather turning, the difficult courses and other college teams were the hurdles to clear.
Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville has a new team that students and faculty will see a lot of around campus. This Fall, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams will compete within the NJCAA ranks and travel throughout the Atlantic Coast area competing against Div-I, Div-II, Div-III and other Community College teams in the sport everyone has participated in at one time of their life.