Girls Cross Country

The Elm Middle School girls cross country program features a single team that incorporates 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Practice begins in August, followed by a season that lasts from early September to early October.

The season culminates in a title meet that determines the champions of the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference (LNAC). In that meet, 6th graders run as a team against other 6th graders, and 7th/8th graders run as a team against other 7th/8th graders. Fall 2021 is the first season in which Elm will have a 6th-grade team in the conference meet.

In 2019 and 2018, the Cougars won the conference championship for 7th/8th-grade girls. They finished as runners-up in both 2017 and 2016.

Students from all three of our grade levels are eligible to try out. Prospective team members must submit a completed pre-participation physical exam form and a signed concussion information sheet if they want to play a fall sport.

Meet Information

Meets generally begin at 4 p.m., and they consist of separate races for the conference's girls and boys teams, with girls competing first.

Eight LNAC schools are competing in cross country in 2021: Elm, Giles, Hester, Lincoln, Mannheim, Rhodes, Rosemont and Union Ridge.

Unless otherwise noted, regular-season and end-of-season meets take place at Grant Park, 44 W. Golfview Drive, Northlake.

2022 Elm Girls Cross Country Schedule

REGULAR SEASON | Upcoming Meets


4 p.m., Elmwood Park High School


4 p.m., Grant Park in Northlake


4 p.m., Grant Park in Northlake

POSTSEASON | Conference Championship Meet


4 p.m., Grant Park in Northlake