Girls Cross Country


ELM ATHLETICS UPDATE: The Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference has postponed all of its 2020-21 sports/activities until further notice. Click here to read LNAC's official statement. However, Scholastic Bowl is being played virtually (February-March 2021).


The Elm Middle School girls cross country program features a single team that incorporates 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 champion of the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference (LNAC). In 2018, the Cougars won the conference championship. They finished as runners-up in both 2017 and 2016.

Students must submit a completed pre-participation physical exam form and a signed concussion information sheet if they want to play a fall sport. 

Ms. Meg Walsh is head coach, and Mr. Matthew Rivera is assistant coach.


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.  

Nine LNAC schools compete in cross country: Elm, Giles, Hester, Lincoln, Mannheim, Pennoyer, Rhodes, Rosemont and Union Ridge.

Unless otherwise noted, conference meets take place at Grant Park, 44 W. Golfview Drive, Northlake.


2020 Elm Girls Cross Country Schedule


As noted above, there will be no Elm fall sports season this year.