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Like all FCA teams, cross-country exists to glorify God by using our athletic abilities. We have regular devotions and reflect on how often God uses running and racing as analogy for the Christian life.

Practice: The best way to improve in XC is to RUN. We mix regular runs with speedwork and long runs. 

Days: Practices are typically Monday and Thursday at 4:00-6:00PM (Middle School finishes by 5:30) and Saturday morning (optional for middle school) at 8:00-10:00AM. Most weeks we will have a meet on Tuesdays.

Location: Mon/Thurs: Cedar Lane Regional Park, 1100 Cedar Ln, Bel Air, MD 21015. Some Thursday practices will be at a local track. Saturdays: Ma and Pa Trail - Williams St. in Bel Air. 


Rules: A cross-country meet consists of a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) race. Team scoring is accomplished by adding up the places of the top five runners, with low score winning. If we don’t have five runners, we do not score as a team, but individuals can still run and get an individual place. Boys and girls meets are together, sometimes running at the exact same time, and separating results, and sometimes running separate races immediately after the other. The rules for middle school are the same, but in some places MS runs a separate 2 mile race, and sometimes runs the same 5k distance.

League: We are part of the Mid-Atlantic Independent League (MIL) for both middle school and varsity. This league has five schools with XC. The other schools are in Cecil County Maryland, one in DE, and one in PA. We also participate in a few non-conference and invitational meets.

Athletes: Cross-country includes varsity and middle school and both boys and girls teams (technically 4 teams) who practice and go to meets together. Our teams consist of both new and experienced runners. All abilities are welcome.

Contact: E-mail Team Coordinator Dan Foster at

Registration: The registration fee for 2019 is $300 for varsity and $75 for middle school. This includes league and meet registration, uniforms, team apparel, and home course set-up. For varsity, it also includes the costs for the Ohio road trip. Required registration forms are on this website.

2018 Recap - Repeat MIL Conference Champions!

XC Conf meet 2018

2018 was another successful season. This year, we added middle school teams, which performed very strongly. Both varsity teams repeated as conference champs. Varsity results are below.

Wed Sept 11 - @Chapelgate – Boys win 27-28; Girls win 18-37

Tue Sept 18 - @Rockbridge – Boys 4th of 4; Girls 3rd of 4

Fri Sept 21 - @Tome – Boys inc.; Girls win 22-35

Tue Sept 25 - Home – Rained out

Sat Sept 29 - @Covenant Life Invitational – Boys 10th of 13; Girls 7th of 7

Tue Oct 2 - Home vs Tome/ Avon Grove / Rockbridge – Boys 2nd of 4; Girls 2nd of 4

Tue Oct 9 - @W. Nottingham – Boys lose 31-28; Girls win (inc.)

Tue Oct 16 - Home vs W. Nottingham – Boys lose 28-29; Girls win (inc.)

Sat Oct 20 - @W. Nottingham Invitational – Boys 2nd of 5; Girls 2nd of 3

Tue Oct 23 - @Avon Grove Charter w/ Tome – Boys 1st of 3; Girls 1st of 3

Wed Oct 31 - @Conference Championship – Boys 1st of 3; Girls 1st of 3

Mon Nov 12 - @Private School State Championship – Boys 5th of 8; Girls 5th of 6

2017 Recap - MIL Conference Champions! Boys and Girls!

FCA Falcons Cross-Country began in 2016. In just our second year, both our boys and girls won our conference championship in 2017. 

Sept 12 - @W. Nottingham - Boys win 25-30; Girls win 23-33

Sept 16 - @Cedarville Friendship Invitational - Boys 30 of 31; Girls 28 of 31

Sept 19 - @Tome - Boys lose 28-27; Girls win 20-35

Sept 26 - @Tri-State - Boys win 20-39; Girls win (Tri-State incomplete)

Sept 30 - @Covenant Life Invitational - Boys 9 of 10; Girls incomplete

Oct 10 - Home vs. Tome & Rockbridge - Boys def. Tome 15-48, def. Rockbridge 21-40; Girls incomplete

Oct 17 - Home vs. W. Nottingham - Boys win 15-42; Girls win 20-35

Oct 21 - @W. Nottingham Invitational - Boys 1 of 6; Girls 2 of 6

Oct 26 - @MIL Conference Champs - Boys 1 of 4; Girls 1 of 4

Nov 3 - @Rockbridge - Boys win 26-33; Girls incomplete

Nov 11 - @Maryland Private School Championship - Boys 3 of 7; Girls 6 of 6

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2019 Schedule

Tues, Sept 10 - @Chapelgate

Sat, Sept 14 - @Cedarville (Varsity only)

Tues, Sept 17 - @Tome

Tues, Sept 24 - @Avon Grove Charter (Varsity only)

Tues, Oct 1 - HOME (Restoration Farm) vs. Tome, DVCS

Tues, Oct 8 - HOME vs Avon Grove, WNA, Rockbridge

Tues, Oct 15 - @Delaware Valley Classical School (DVCS)

Sat, Oct 19 - @Annapolis Area Christian School

Tues, Oct 22 - @W. Nottingham (Varsity only)

Wed, Oct 30 - League Champs @W. Nottingham