Olney Cross Country Club was founded in the early 1980’s by a group of local running enthusiasts/parents. The club has been led by our current coaches Vassili and Gretchen Tirantos, Anne Forsha and Michele McLeod, runners and parents of past OCC participants.

Olney CC introduces youth to running as a sport and life-long recreational activity and has fostered runners of all abilities. Many past participants have gone on to excel as runners in high school and college (see below). Many also have continued to run for local competition, fitness and enjoyment. OCC annually hosts a sanctioned meet in the MD area Youth XC League. 

OCC club actively seeks parents to participate as volunteers to help run home meets, to run during practices, and to be active cheerleaders at all XC meets.


Recent OCC Alums who continued their running careers

Colin Crilly: Good Counsel, class of 2014; St. Joseph’s University, class of 2018
Megan Crilly: Good Counsel, class of 2016; Loyola University Maryland, class of 2020​
Josh Tiren: Poolesville HS, class of 2019
Alex Carbonell: Poolesville HS, class of 2019
Max Margolis: Magruder HS, class of 2021
Faith Meininger: River Hills HS, class of 2021
Olivia Miller: Sherwood HS, class of 2021
Anna Avila: Holy Cross, class of 2022
Katie Kaneko: Sherwood HS, class of 2022
​Yariv Simhony: Walter Johnson HS, class of 2022
Leah Stephens: Holy Cross, class of 2023
Emily Zanni: Sherwood HS, class of 2023
Corinne Wasson, Sherwood HS, class of 2023
Alexa Avila: Blake HS, class of 2023
Avery Graham: Sherwood HS, class of 2024