The men’s and women’s cross country teams are among CCRI’s most consistent, top-achieving athletic programs. The teams will be returning to the Division III level. National champion and record-setting runner Bobby Allen led the team through the transition to Division I. Allen set a new NJCAA Division III record at the 2011 championship at Holyoke Community College, where he finished with a time of 25 minutes, 23.46 seconds. In 2012, Allen finished fifth at the Division I cross country nationals, becoming CCRI’s first Division I First Team Cross Country All-American. The men’s team has won six NJCAA Region XXI titles while several men’s and women’s runners have taken home NJCAA All-American, All-Region and All-Northeast honors. CCRI hosted the NJCAA Division III National Cross Country Meets in 2004 and 2008 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln, where the team competes for home meets.