Cross Country is a CHSAA 5A Fall sport and is comprised of a Girls Team and Boys Team at competitions. However, the teams practice together and share the same coaching staff.
Athletes of all levels and abilities are encouraged to join the team, as Cross Country is a great way to cross-train for other sports. Once the Fall season officially starts, team members are expected to practice every afternoon after school (Mon-Fri) and attend meets as assigned which are weekdays and Saturdays, and to keep their grades up for eligibility. The team also typically holds Summer Runs to help athletes get in shape before the season starts.
At LHS, we only have a varsity level team. While there is no official junior varsity Cross Country team, athletes are grouped based on their ability and stamina, and assigned to meets based on this and other criteria.Therefore, team members may not always participate in every meet. Check with your coach the day before a meet to confirm whether or not you are expected to compete.
Athletes are highly encouraged to join Track Club during the winter, as well as consider joining the Track and Field team in the spring or other sports.
Cross Country team members are eligible to receive an Athletic Letter based on points earned throughout the season and at the coach’s discretion.
CHSAA rules require schools to run weekly eligibility reports and any athlete with two “F-failing” grades will not participate in any meet the following week, unless they are able to show they have improved one of their grades to passing. They are still expected to practice. Additionally, athletes who have failed two or more classes are ineligible until they successfully re-take those courses and achieve a passing grade.
Check out the link on the left regarding Practice Schedule.