The Team

Oliver Ames Cross Country

Oliver Ames Cross Country is a competitive high school cross country program built upon a philosophy of integrity, commitment, hard work, sacrifice, and perseverance.

We believe that anyone can pursue these values, regardless of natural talent, and as such we do not make performance-based cuts. Membership does not require that you can run any particular distance in any particular time. Instead, our roster is built on a commitment to the values of the program. We hold ourselves and each other to high standards of integrity, commitment, hard work, sacrifice, and perseverance.

The 2018 Team on our annual training trip to Nantucket

Borderland in the Rain

2018 Varsity boys start vs. Mansfield in the pouring rain at Borderland

Freshman Boys Race: Hock Championships 2018

The moment the gun went off to start the Freshman Boys race at the 2018 Hockomock League Championships

Who are we? OAXC!

  • OA Girls squad minutes before the start of a home meet at Borderland State Park (2019)

Hocks 2019

  • 2019 Varsity girls moments after a 3rd place team finish at the Hockomock League Championships

Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Team had 100 members. We continue to be one of the largest programs in the state. Despite our size, each athlete's training program is individually tailored to their ability level, ensuring that each athlete is challenged appropriately.

2020 Hockomock Champions!

2020 OAXC Top Ten Boys and Girls at Highland Park after winning the Hockomock League Championship on both the boys' and girls sides'

2021 Boys State Champions!

  • The 2021 OA Boys XC Team captures the State Championship for Division 1C