CSM Men’s Cross-Country Program Debuts this Fall

The College of Southern Maryland welcomes the addition of men’s cross-country as a new athletic program beginning this fall. The sport was added to include men in the cross-country program, which began fall 2013 for women.

“When we began women’s cross-country, I had many inquiries from male students about starting a team,” said Christopher Tuttle, head coach for women’s and men’s cross country.

 “Cross-country is a great addition for us at CSM because it helps instill a high work ethic in our student athletes,” explained Tuttle. “Having been a competitive runner myself, I know the discipline it takes to be a collegiate runner carries over into the classroom.”

In addition to Coach Tuttle, Josh Trice will serve as the assistant coach. Along with regular meets, CSM’s cross-country program also competes in Division I of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

The program is open to students of all interest levels enrolled in at least 12 credits. There is a study hall required throughout the season. Workouts officially begin on Aug. 1.

Tuttle believes in a philosophy to “train smarter, not harder.” He feels that runners should have an individual program, “because everyone responds differently to training and the stresses on the body that come with it.”

For more information on men’s cross country, contact Tuttle at ctuttle@csmd.edu or Athletic Coordinator Nick Williams at NWilliams1@csmd.edu. For information on the college’s athletic programs, visit www.csmd.edu/Athletics.