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Head Coach: Chris Babcock
Assistant Coach: Ed Day
Assistant Coach: Debbie Leyden

Athletic Directory

Team Information

The fall sports meeting for Cross Country is Monday, August 7th, 6:30 p.m. in the Joe Mauer Field House and should be attended by parent(s)/guardian(s) and student-athlete.

Captains' practices will begin Monday, July 31st. Meet at 8:30am at the Hamline doors!

2017 Season begins: August 14th, 2017.

The participation fee for Cross Country is $50 and is paid during the online registration process.

Sign up for text messages regarding the team by texting @cdhcc to 81010 or to 952-649-6896. Your number will not be visible to the coaches or vice versa.

Team and action photo information.



    The Registration "Girls Cross Country" is not currently available.

    Meet Information

    Find out where the team is going to compete next. UPDATED: 7/22/17

    Meet Results

    This is where you will find results from the current season.

    Team Archives (Since 2003)

    Results from past seasons of cross country at Cretin-Derham Hall can be found at Current team members can login to this site to find their performance history, workout information, and set goals for upcoming races. Contact Coach Babcock if you have forgotten your login information. Otherwise the site is open to browse.

    Team Overview

    Cross Country is a team running sport in which a team of 5 -7 runners competes. Runners score points based on their place in the race. The team with the lowest score wins. Every runner on the team is important and must have the drive to pass as many competitors as possible. Runners 1 through 5 directly affect the team score, while runners 6 and 7 directly affect other teams’ scores by taking places. They also are used to break ties. 

    Boys and girls typically compete 5k (3.1 miles) . There are some meets where the distance might be shorter in the early part of the season.

    Cross Country Running is a co-ed sport. The regular season begins Monday, August 14, 2017 and is 10 weeks in length with section competition starting the third week in October and state meet in early November. Cross Country is a sport for both beginning and experienced runners and a great way to learn a lifelong sport. 

    We will have up to 10 meets per season. Each student-athlete on the team will have an opportunity to race in each of these meets. Information pertaining to each meet will be listed at the beginning of the season. This information does change from time to time, so check back frequently.

    It is required that each participant provide his or her own running shoes for practice and meets. School uniforms are issued to members of the team.