September 5, 2017



Autumn Wosencroft Named Women’s Cross Country Assistant

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College has named Timothy Rudd as the Coordinator of Men’s and Women’s Cross Country. Rudd, the head women’s cross country and indoor & outdoor track and field coach, will add head men’s cross country coach’s duties to his responsibilities.


Rudd has spent the last 11 years on the coaching staff at RIC, both as an assistant coach and head coach for the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams. Rudd was a decorated student-athlete at RIC and was inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016. He was named to Rhode Island College’s All-75th Anniversary Men’s Track Team in 2005. He left RIC as the indoor program’s all-time record-holder in the 600, 1,000, 1,500 and the 3,000 meters, as well as the distance medley relay and the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relay.



 Timothy Rudd


“I am excited and filled with motivation on having the opportunity on taking over the men's cross country program,” Rudd said.  “Having the opportunity to coach the men's program gives me great honor. It is my goal to help turn our men’s cross country program into a Top 15 New England-ranked program once again!” 


RIC also announced that Autumn Wosencroft will now serve as an assistant coach for the women’s cross country team, in addition to her duties as an assistant coach for the women’s indoor and outdoor track and field programs.


Wosencroft was a three-time team MVP selection during her indoor and outdoor track and field career at RIC, where she earned 16 All-New England, three All-ECAC and 28 N.E. Alliance honors in various events. The Newport, Rhode Island native competed at five NCAA Division III Track & Field National Championships during her career.



 Autumn Wosencroft


“I am extremely excited to now be assisting with the women’s cross country program at Rhode Island College,” Wosencroft added. “I look forward to adding the many the tools that I have been able to provide the track and field programs to our cross country programs such as a rigorous lifting program, academic support and recruiting.” 


“Autumn adds an element to our cross country program that I have never witnessed during my time here at the college: her expertise in strength and conditioning,” Rudd added.  “This specialty, along with her keen ability to successfully recruit quality student-athletes undoubtedly will elevate our program to competitive heights we have never seen at Rhode Island College.”


The men’s and women’s cross country programs open the 2017 season at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16.