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The Blue & Gray Press | April 22, 2019

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UMW Cross Country

Cross Country makes it into NCAA championships

December 6, 2018 |

Staff Writer
For UMW’s cross country team, the goal each season is making it into the championship, though UMW does not always get to participate in said event.Read More

UMW cross country performs well in CAC Championship meet

November 2, 2017 |


Staff Writer

University of Mary Washington’s cross country team competed this weekend at the 2017 Capital Athletic Conference Championship. The women’s team finished in third place, giving them a spot on the podium, while the men’s team finished fourth. The event was hosted by Christopher Newport University in Newport News on Saturday morning. The championship included teams from, Frostburg State, St. Mary’s, Marymount and Penn State.Read More

Life of a student athlete as told by Maggie Larkin

September 28, 2017 |


Staff Writer 

Maggie Larkin, a sociology major in the Special Education program, is a freshman on varsity cross country. She has had first-hand experience with jumping into a varsity sport straight out of high school. Larkin ran cross country at Robinson High School in Fairfax, VA, she made it to regionals and states during her time there. At the UMW cross country opener, she led the women’s team with a third place finish at 15 minutes and 10 seconds.Read More

“Creepy” mustaches plague UMW cross country teams

March 30, 2017 |


The sudden and tragic death of running legend Steve Prefontaine sparked a social movement in the world of running. Apart from being a fairly decent runner, “Pre” was most well-known for his majestic hair styles, particularly that perched above his upper lip. The signature look spread like wildfire in the running world and eventually found its way into the University of Mary Washington cross country team. The look was not met with the same level of affection as other schools, however.Read More

Long-time UMW coach announces retirement

December 3, 2014 |


Legendary men’s and women’s cross country and track and field coach Stan Soper announced that he will be retiring following the 2015 outdoor track season.Read More