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Head Coach: Chris Babcock
Assistant Coach: Ed Day
Assistant Coach: Mike Rasmussen

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Team Information

Season begins 8:00 AM, August 16, 2021

We will meet at the Hamline doors (south of the turn around on Hamline Avenue).

You will need a DIGITAL copy of your physical to complete your registration. You can get one from Bob Kinne (

The participation fee for Cross Country is $75 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.

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.

2021 CDH Cross Country Team

2021 CDH Cross Country Team


    • Cross country needs you

    • By Chris Babcock 08/19/2021, 2:15pm CDT
    • With a (near) normal start to the school year this year it may be time to try something new. Why not cross country?
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    • Why Cross Country

    • By Chris Babcock 07/18/2021, 10:45am CDT
    • If you haven't been out for a high school sport, or have come to the end of the line in the sport you usually play, or would like to explore something new consider cross country.
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    Meet Information

    Find out where the team is going to compete next. Updated: 08/14/2021

    Meet Results

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

    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 in August 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.