Coaches

Director of Track & Field
and Cross Country

Dave Cianelli

Head Coach/
Distance Coach

Ben Thomas

Assistant
Coach

Natalie Hall

Men's Roster

Women's Roster

  • Courtney
    Dobbs
    r-Jr.
  • Erica
    Dobbs
    Fr.
  • Frances
    Dowd
    r-Sr.
  • Hannah
    Gray
    So.
  • Hanna
    Green
    Fr.
  • Lauren
    Jaeger
    So.
  • Paige
    Kvartunas
    r-Jr.
  • Shannon
    Morton
    r-Fr.
  • Abigail
    Motley
    Fr.
  • Madalyn
    Nuckols
    r-Jr.
  • Sarah
    Rapp
    Jr.
  • Katherine
    Sheridan
    So.
  • Katarina
    Smiljanec
    Jr.
  • Amanda
    Smith
    Jr.
  • Alex
    Watt
    Sr.

First class facilities

The Virginia Tech Cross Country Course is one of the few on-campus courses in the nation. Its close proximity to Rector Field House and to the Johnson-Miller Track Complex gives Tech's cross country program symmetry when it comes to training and competition.

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Tech Cross Country Course Outdoor Track | Johnson-Miller Track Complex Indoor Track | Rector Fieldhouse Pandapas Pond | Off-Campus Training Mountain Lake | Off-Campus Training New River Trail State Park | Off-Campus Training

Hokie Highlights

With the continued rise of the Virginia Tech track & field program under Dave Cianelli, the distance squad has seen its share of success at both the conference and national levels under the tutelage of Ben Thomas. The above video is a compilation of highlights of Hokie runners at the ACC Championships during the past four years.

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  • FRANCES DOWD
    2012 Indoor Track & Field | 800 meters
    Model 1
  • MICHAEL HAMMOND
    2011 Indoor Track & Field | Mile Run

    2011 Outdoor Track & Field | 1,500-Meters

    2012 Outdoor Track & Field | 1,500-Meters
    Model 2
  • WILL MULHERIN
    2010 Track & Field | 5,000-Meters

    2011 Cross Country | 10K
    Model 3
  • NATALIE (SHERBAK) HALL
    2009 Indoor Track & Field | Mile Run
    Model 4
  • TASMIN FANNING
    2007 Cross Country | 6K

    2007 Indoor Track & Field | Distance Medley Relay

    2008 Cross Country | 6K

    2008 Outdoor Track & Field | 5,000-Meters
    Model 4
  • MARLIES OVERBEEKE
    2003 Cross Country | 6K

    2004 Outdoor Track & Field | 1500-Meter
    Model 5

All-Americans

The Virginia Tech cross country program has a had a total of nine student-athletes earn All-American status in its history with Tasmin Fanning being the only Hokie to achieve the honor twice. Current Hokie Will Mulherin is the latest Tech runner to garner All-America honors after finishing 30th
at the NCAA Championships in 2011.

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Building the total athlete

At Virginia Tech, student-athletes don't just play sports. Hokies have the advantages of top-notch services to prepare them for action on the field and for life after graduation.

An extensive athletics complex

The Virginia Tech athletics department has enjoyed unprecedented success since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, living up to the three simple goals within its own mission statement: To strive for excellence in academics, to strive for excellence in competition, and to strive for excellence in the personal development of student-athletes as productive members of society.

A university that prepares scholars to be leaders.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education.

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