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Cedric Walker HBCU XC Challenge

May 3, 2023– Cedric Walker was a true advocate for the NSAF….he believed in track and field and cross country and was a valued member of NSAF family who passed away March 12, 2013.

In honor of Cedric’s legacy, the NSAF will again host the “Cedric Walker HBCU XC Challenge" in conjunction with GAXC Festival. It will mark the 10th year since Cedric's passing.

The 12th edition will have  men's 8k and women's 5k races. It represents the only regular season XC competition in the nation exclusively for HBCU athletes.

More information on the meet can be found here.

[NOTE: If you entered and paid last year, note as such  on your entry in the field provided when you register]

The NSAF deeply appreciates those who were instrumental in getting this event started and have been vital in sustaining it since then:

The 5th edition of this event in 2013 was special as we honored Mr. Walker (mentioned above, who passed in March, 2013) for his years of service to the Challenge, the Foundation and to our sport in general. 

2019 Race in Review: Return of NCAT men, 1st time for Fay State women

HBCU team photos by Chris Coleman.

At left, the champion Fayetteville State U. women; at right, the victorious North Carolina A&T State men.

The Cedric Walker HBCU Challenge featured an intriguing mix of the “old” and the new. The “old” included North Carolina A&T State regaining the men’s team title they lost last year and the Aggies’ G’Jasmyne Butler (at right) winning her 2nd straight individual crown. On the other hand, new to the top of the podium was Fayetteville State U. in the women’s team race and Mathew Chesum (lower right) in the men’s individual battle.

2018 Race in Review

2017 Race in Review




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