Women's Cross Country

GMC Women's Cross Country ready to build on last season success.

Building off last year's success is the name of the game for the 2017 Georgia Military College Women's Cross Country teams.   The women sent 3 runners to the NJCAA Division III National Championships.  In addition to the on the course accolades, the team was named NJCAA Scholar All-Americans, with almost 10 individual runners being named Individual Scholar All-Americans. 

Third-year coach Rob Sherwood has high hopes for the teams.  "The women's team returns four of our top five runners, and we have some good additions to the team.  I am really excited for the ability the team has to challenge Oxford-Emory for the Conference and Region titles.  This season we could have a full women's team at the NJCAA National Championships for the first time in the history of the program.  That would be a great step for the women!"  Returning runners include Destinee Hernandez (Merritt Island, FL), Haley Valentine (Platte City, Mo) Talisa Soto (Gainesville, GA), and Jessica Hurtado (Grovetown, GA).  Joining these three will be a group of newcomers that have lots of promise including Milledgeville native Nekebah Smith.

The season's races will traverse the stage of Georgia.  The Running Bulldogs will run in Valdosta, Macon, Columbus, Aiken, SC, and Milledgeville all with eyes of a Conference and Region Championship.  The ultimate goal is the NJCAA Division III National Championships in Westfield, MA on 10 November. 

"This season should be another good one for both programs.  The student-athletes will represent the school in a very positive way." Coach Sherwood added "Come on out and cheer the Bulldogs on, it makes a big difference to have someone encouraging you!"




Valdosta State University


Middle Georgia State University


Columbus State University


University of South Carolina - Aiken


Georgia College and State University


GCAA Conference Championship – Macon, GA