Textbooks and Trails: The First U.S. Collegiate Trail Running Team

The Western Mountain Sports Trail Running Team was recently featured in a short documentary, Textbooks and Trails by Junior and team member, Clark Thompson. The documentary was produced in one of Western’s film courses, COM 390 taught by professor Jack Lucido. The film closely follows the trail running team for the Fall 2017 semester through daily practices and frequent travels. Coached by Josh Eberly and Bill Hibdon, the trail running team offers a unique experience outside of NCAA athletics. The documentary talks of the future of collegiate trail running and how this sport is growing today. Western’s trail team continues to grow as one of the largest Mountain Sports programs and hopes to be racing other collegiate teams in the future.


Are you an extreme athlete? Do you like being a part of a team?