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PHCC hosts Inaugural Pats XC Invitational and Region X Cross-Country Championship

September 16, 2020

MARTINSVILLE, VA — For many schools, the COVID-19 pandemic has halted fall sports. At Patrick Henry Community College, however, there is one sport that will be continuing and expanding this fall. The National Junior College Athletic Association is allowing Cross-Country teams to continue competing outdoors.

To take full advantage of the opportunity to compete, PHCC will host two in-person competitions – something the team has never done before. PHCC will test the waters on Friday, October 9 with an invitational meet. Then, only a few weeks later on October 31, PHCC will host the Region X Cross-Country Championship. Both competitions will take place at the Smith River Sports Complex.

PHCC’s Cross Country Head Coach Andre Kidd said he is excited to see his student-athletes run. “I’m just thankful that we have an opportunity for our student-athletes to compete and participate.”

Brian Henderson, PHCC’s Athletic Director adds, “We are thankful for our partnership with the Smith River Sports Complex. With their help, we can follow the COVID-19 prevention guidelines suggested by the NJCAA while still giving our runners a chance to do something they love. The opportunity to continue at least one sport this fall is just an absolute blessing.”

For more information on the meets, contact PHCC Cross-Country Coach Andre Kidd at akidd@patrickhenry.edu.

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