About Cross Country

What age can run?

Children from second grade to eighth grade  can participate in the XC program!

No Experience Needed!

Anyone who likes to run, to give full effort, and to have fun will want to join the team. The coaching staff conducts practices and races designed to improve each participant's fitness, and help develop their running ability. 


CLCF cross country competes in invitationals such as the Ocean State and Campopiano as well as USATF Junior Olympics. 

The team holds 5 of its own developmental meets at Briggs Field (Chafee Complex) and at Cranston West track. 

Junior Olympics 2018

New England Meet-11/11/18

Here are the results from the meet in Nashua, NH-

JO NE Results

Regional Meet-11/18/18

Pougheepsie, NY-

Region I Results

National Meet-12/8/18


Cross country registration is currently open and closes on September 9. Go to CLCF registration site-Bluesombrero to register. 

The season begins on August 26, 2019.

Practices are Monday, Wednesday Thursdays 5-6 pm. Saturdays there will be cross country races starting at 4 pm. 

All practices and races will be held at the CLCF complex on Pontiac Ave in Cranston or the Chafee Athletic Complex. 

2019 Cross Country Schedule

No upcoming events.

Meet the Cross Country Coaches


Junior Olympic Coaches

Coaches Ken Horn, Steve Johnson, Melendy Johnson and Greg Brennick. 

Coach Steve and Melendy have been the head chairs and coaches of the cross country program since 2018.  


Rec Coaches

Coach Greg Bachaund and Tom Aman. 

Coach Tom has been a coach with CLCF cross country since 1991.

Contact Us

Head Coaches: Steve and Melendy Johnson

Coach Steve and Melendy and the XC coaching staff will work with the runners to have fun, stay fit and become stronger.

The season starts the Tuesday after Labor Day and finishes in late November with Junior Olympics. 

Practice Days and Times

Tuesday 5-6 PM

Thursday  5-6 PM

Saturday 4-5 PM

CLCF Panthers Cross Country

450 Hope Rd, Cranston, Rhode Island 02921, United States

Practice is held at Briggs Field (Chafee Complex), Cranston West track and Roger Williams Park at the Temple to Music. Each practice day is noted on the season's schedule.

Send a message to Coach Steve and Melendy!


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