W&L Cross Country History

Cross Country at W&L dates back to the early 1900's when former Olympian Forest Fletcher coached the Generals to the 1921 South Atlantic Championship.  Cross Country later became the first women's program to compete at W&L in 1985, W&L's first year of coeducation.

One of the most instrumental figures in the program at W&L was Dick Miller who served as the men's coach from 1952 to 1988 and as the women's coach for their first two seasons.  Miller guided W&L to over 200 victories and coached W&L's first All-American, Angus McBryde in 1983.

John Tucker has been the men's coach since 1989 and has led W&L to three ODAC title, one regional title and the school's first NCAA championship berth in 1995.

W&L's womens team has become one of the most respected programs in the region.  The Generals have won 7 of the last 13 ODAC titles.

Men’s Cross Country Has Won:

  • 5 ODAC Team Championships
  • Placed either 1st or 2nd in nine out of the last 14 conference championships
  • 3 Individual ODAC Cross Country Champions
  • 37 All ODAC performances
  • 1995 Team won the NCAA South East Regional Championship and advanced to the NCAA National Cross Country Championships.
  • Three individuals have qualified for the NCAA Championships


Women’s Cross Country Teams Have Brought Home:

  • 7 ODAC Team Championships
  • 5 Individual ODAC Champions
  • 34 All ODAC performances
  • 4 All American accolades