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 champion of the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference (LNAC). In 2019 and 2018, the Cougars won the conference championship. 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.
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.
2021 Elm Girls Cross Country Schedule