Jessica Hammer, Head Coach
MCC Cross Country News 2019-2020
MCC Wolves Preparing for the Upcoming Season
The MCC Men's and Women's Cross Country Wolves are set to embark on a 2019 season that will begin on August 31st at the Maple Leaf Invitational in Baldwin City, KS and conclude at the NJCAA Division I National Championship on November 9th in Albuquerque, NM.
This season brings a new coaching staff with head coach Jessica Hammer and assistant coach Chris Cornell. Returning this season are sophomores Zach Hill (2018 MCC Cross Country Athlete of the Year) and Wasu Janis (2018 NJCAA All-Academic Third Team and MCC Cross Country Athlete of the Year). The MCC Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams will count on a strong recruiting class to help the Wolves continue their competitive nature.
For several years, MCC runners have competed in meets across the country winning top honors for both athleticism and academics. We stress academic success first and then athletics. Our first team goal is to have an NJCAA Academic All American team with a 3.25 GPA and individual NJCAA Academic All Americans with a 3.65 GPA! We have been an NJCAA Academic All American team 6 times out of the last 12 years and had over 20 individuals reaching 3.65 GPA!
We compete at the NJCAA Division 1 level, which includes over 65 community colleges throughout the country. Over the years we have placed in the top 25 three times and the top 20 twice.
This year promises to be just as memorable, thanks to terrific student-athletes backed by a strong program.