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Salem Runs Against Tough Competition and Weather

Berea, KY- The Salem College Cross Country Team traveled to Berea, Kentucky this weekend to compete in the 17th Annual Southeastern Cross Country Classic. Despite the extremely muddy, almost-freezing, and deep-water conditions, the Spirits finished as the top NCAA team and placed 21st out of 27 teams.

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Cross Country to Compete in Championship Race!

October 24- The Salem College Cross Country Team has accepted an invitation to compete in the Association of Division III Independents Cross Country Championships. The meet will be held on Saturday, October 28, in Bennington, Vermont with Southern Vermont College being the host school. The actual 5000 meter course will...

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Cross Country Survives 60 mph Winds to Place 2nd in Championships!

Bennington, VT- The Spirits traveled north to compete in the Association of Division III Independents Cross Country Championships held at Willow Park in Bennington, Vermont. The weather played a huge part in this championship race. With gusts of wind at 60 mph along with rain, sleet, and a trace of...

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Fichthorn and Meek Earn Post-Season Honors!

Dec. 5- The Association of Division III Independents announced their post-season womens cross-country award recipients today. Rachel Fichthorn, a sophomore from Nokesville, VA, earned a spot on the All-Association Second Team. Lauren Meek, a freshman from Draper, VA, earned a spot on the All-Association Honorable Mention Team.

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Lauren Meek Places 49th at the Jr. Olympics National Championship!

More than 3,000 athletes traveled to Spokane, Washington, in December with a single goal in mind: Junior Olympic gold. Salem Colleges own Lauren Meek, a first year student-athlete from Draper, Virginia, flew the 2590 miles to compete in the young women 5K race. Despite the path the race organizers had...

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Fichthorn Shines in Charlotte Half-Marathon

March 14- Salem Colleges Rachel Fichthorn took the challenge of the Charlotte Half-Marathon Saturday morning. With the weather a nice 50 degrees and partly sunny, Fichthorn started the race conservatively and pasted the 5-mile marker in 19th place. After mile eight, Fichthorn broke away from a pack of runners and...

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Cross Country Gears Up for a Successful Season

The Salem College Cross-Country Team is gearing up for their second season in the NCAA. As the first true recruiting class of Salem College Cross-Country arrives, the future is bright and exciting. Sophomore Rachel Fichthorn (Nokesville, VA) will be returning as the team captain of the 2006 squad. Rachel Aderholdt...

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Debuts with a Victory!

September 2- The Salem College Cross Country Team traveled to Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC Saturday to open their 2006 season. The Spirit Harriers won the overall team title for NCAA Division II and III race, finishing ahead of NC Wesleyan College, Mt. Olive College and Peace College.

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Spirits Win Piedmont Cross Country Classic!

Salem College hosted the First Annual Piedmont Cross-Country Classic Saturday, September 9, 2006. The tough 5000 meter course is comprised of one huge hill and routes that run between the athletic fields of Salem College.

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Five Salem Runners PR in Salem College Invite

The 2nd Annual Salem College Cross-Country Invitational was held Saturday, September 16. Seven teams competed for the coveted title of champion. When the mud was through flying and the course was cleared, Wellesley College of Massachusetts scored a perfect score to dominate the tough, hilly 5000 meter course in Winston-Salem.

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