For the 3rd year in a row, the Dragons XC team has made the trip to the Cross Country Coaches National Championships. This year's event is located at the Blue River Memorial Park in Shelbyville Indiana on November 23rd. The race typically features some of the best teams from across the country, including many teams that are composed of all-star runners from cities across the United States.
In 2018, both teams qualified for this event, which was held in Louisville Kentucky. Nathan Marchionda led the Dragons 11 - 12 year old team by finished 80th out of 300 male athletes. Emily Maxwell and Rena Dearborn led the 11 - 12 Lady Dragons National Team to an overall 23rd team finish. For the 13 - 14 Dragons National Team, Beckham Clements and Noah Flaskcamp led their team to a 15th place finish overall, with Jessica Francis, Allie Timms and Mackenzie Toussaint led the 13 - 14 Lady Dragons National Team to a 19th place finish.
The first appearance for the Dragons was in 2017, in West Chester Ohio. Anna Higginbotham finished 55th and Jessica Francis finished 91st overall out of 243 runners in the 13 - 14 female race, with Ben Emerson finishing 213th out of 274 athletes. Allie Timms competed in the 11 - 12 female race, finishing 93rd out of 255 competitors.