Among them is White River Valley High School graduate Jennifer Hughes.
SMWC head cross country coach, Danelle Readinger believes the team is prepared.
"The team is united and enthusiastic about Nationals and the opportunity to attend, and the work that is ahead, Readinger said."
Since June no matter the weather conditions or the toughness of the workout the ladies have worked hard in preparation for Nationals.
The team boasts experience in conference championship competition. Stephanie Runyon, one of four seniors competing, was the runner-up 2009, 2010, and the 2011 Individual National Champion. Junior Logan Fry was 2010 Individual National Champion. In 2011, the team placed third in the meet.
As true student athletes, four of the nine team members will be recognized as Academic All Americans -- Casandra Barnett, Corianna Frederick, Hughes, Stephanie Runyon and Lauren Sutton. These women, each with a GPA over 3.80, will be honored at a banquet for their outstanding commitment to academics.
"The focus is on this meet only and what we want is to run our best physically and mentally, and we are ready for that," Readinger added.