Salem College Spirits Home

Past Seasons - Cross Country

Fichthorn finishes in 36th place at NCAA South Regionals

November 15, 2008 Seguin, TX- Three members of the Salem College Cross-Country Team traveled to Texas this weekend to participate in the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Cross-Country Championships. Rachel Fichthorn (SR, Nokesville, VA) led the Spirits with a 36th place finish out of 169 total competitors. Fichthorn just missed being...

Read More…

Featured Athlete of the Week- Yessenia (Jessi) Martinez

Full Name: Yessenia Martinez Sport: Cross Country Hometown: Houston, TX High School: YES Prep School Mascot: Wizards Family: Esperanza (mother), Mario (father), Mario (brother), Marissa (sister), Daniel (brother), Julio (brother) Hobbies: Reading, Puzzles, Going to Baseball Games High School: Member of Triathlon CLub Running at Salem: Jessi was the 5th...

Read More…

Three Salem cross-country runners receive All-AD3I Honors

December 17, 2009 Kansas City, MO- The Salem College cross country team had three runners receive NCAA All-Association of Division III Independents honors today in a very tough field of nominees. Rachel Fichthorn (Nokesville, VA) led the way on the All-AD3I Second Team, and both Lauren Meek (Draper, VA) and...

Read More…

2008 Cross Country Roster

Player Yr. Hometown High School/College Rachel Fichthorn SR Nokesville, VA Liberty Jessi Martinez FY Houston, TX YES College Prep Lauren Meek JR Draper, VA Pulaski Alysia McGinnis FY High Point, NC High Point Central Catherine Mixon FY Simpsonville, SC Greenville Technical Julie Piernikowski SO Potomac, MD Richard Montgomery Kelsey Rector...

Read More…

2009 Cross Country Roster

Name Hometown Year Emily Abel Otto, NC FY Ariel Barker Monroe, NC Sr. Julie Bigsby Salisbury, NC Sr. Kaycee Ingram Mt. Ulla, NC So. Lauren Meek Draper, VA Sr. Stephanie Mendez Atlanta, GA FY Catherine Mixon Simpsonville, SC So. Esther Mueller Kernersville, NC FY Julie Piernikowski Potomac, MD Jr. Samantha...

Read More…

Cross Country to host Salem Invitational in 2009

Salem College Invitational 2009 Date of Meet: September 12, 2009 Schedule of Races: College Men: 9 am College Women: 9:45 am High School Boys: 10:30 am High School Girls: 11:00 am Distance: College Men - 8000m College Women - 5000m High School Races - 5000m Course: 85% grass and trails,...

Read More…

Marek hopes to lead cross country to strong season

August 12, 2009 Winston-Salem, NC-Cross Country at Salem hopes to build on their past two years of success with a lot of returning talent and a large incoming class. The team will be headed by first year coach, Shawn Marek, who has seven returning runners and eight new runners to...

Read More…

Cross Country breaks several personal records in first meet

September 5, 2009 Spartanburg, SC- The Salem College cross country team competed in their first meet of the season at the Eye Opener Meet hosted by USC-Upstate. Salem competed in the College Women Division II (5K) race with nine NCAA Division II schools, a NAIA school, and a junior college....

Read More…

Featured Athlete of the Week-Julie Piernikowski

Name: Julie Piernikowski Year: Junior Birthdate: May 25, 1989 Hometown: Potomac, MD High School: Richard Montgomery Family: Debora (mother), John (father), Brian (brother), Bethany (sister) Hobbies: Eating, Listening to music, Reading Honors:Julie has been selected to the NCAA Association of Division III Cross Country Honorable Mention Team for the past...

Read More…

Cross Country finishes fourth in 2009 Salem Invitational

September 12, 2009 Winston-Salem, NC- The Salem College cross country team finished fourth out of twelve teams in the 2009 Salem X-C Invitational. The meet consisted of a men's and women's college race, and also two high school races. Salem was led by Julie Piernikowski (Potomac, MD) who finished the...

Read More…

Salem College NCAA GSAC