For cross country runner Elly Henes, running has always been in her blood. Her mother, and coach, Laurie Henes was a finalist at the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field and her father was an All-American in track and field and cross country for the Wolfpack.

It is a very busy week here at NC State for Pack sports teams. There are numerous home games as well as a few events just down the road from campus. 

In its opening race of the season, NC State men’s cross country finished second out of 10 teams with a total of 58 points at the adidas XC Challenge at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. The race, since it is considered preseason, was a 6K rather than the typical 8K that NC State will run in throughout the season.

It’s another slow week for NC State home games, but you can still catch your Wolfpack football and cross country teams in action this weekend.