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The Humboldt Cross Country team is a co-ed program.  The boys and girls train together, offering a wider range of competitive opportunities in practice. There are no “bench warmers” in Cross Country.  Whether big or small, short or tall, all members of the team will have the opportunity to compete in either the varsity or the JV section of each regular season meet.  Training takes place on the school campus, throughout town, on the trails, and in parks to complete over distance runs and participate in the running games that may be conducted for practice.  Runners need to be self-motivated and disciplined as they will not always be within sight of the coaches.  Cross Country helps each participant realize success and raise their level of confidence as they learn to push themselves to run farther, faster, and longer than they thought possible.

Head Coach:  Spencer Ross
Assistant Coach:  Rhonda VanPelt
MS Cross Country Coach: Dave Orr
Volunteer Coaches: Nikki Rasmussen, Joel Hoogland

Cross country provides competitive opportunities for distance runners.  Middle School participants compete in a 2 mile race. Junior Varsity and Varsity boys and girls compete in a 5K (3.1 mile) race.  The Varsity Team consists of seven runners (five who score and two tiebreakers) who compete for a team title. The junior varsity competition allows unlimited entries from each school.

Previous Successes

Boys Team State Qualifiers and Finishes: 
1987-12th; 1993 – 5th; 1994 – 1st; 1995 – 2nd; 2004 – 10th; 2015 -12th; 2016 -11th; 2018 – 9th; 2019 – 12th

Boys North Central Conference Champs:
1993; 1994; 1995; 2016; 2018; 2019; 2020

Boys-3A District Champions:
1994; 1995; 2004; 2015

Girls Team State Qualifiers and Finishes:
1986 -15th; 1987- 8th; 1988 – 6th; 1989 – 14th; 1990 – 13th; 1992 – 16th; 1993 – 11th; 1994 – 4th; 2007 – 13th; 2008 – 10th; 2009 – 8th;
2010 – 5th; 2013 – 7th; 2014 – 10th; 2015 – 8th; 2016 – 9th; 2017 – 7th

Girls North Central Conference Champs:
1987, 1990, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; 2017; 2018.  In 2018, the Humboldt Girls CC team won its ninth NCC title in ten years and have 11 first or second place NCC conference finishes since 2002.  They have placed first or second in the conference 20 times in the 43-year history of the North Central Conference.

2A Girls Regional Champion-2010
3A Girls Regional Champion-2013; 2015; 2017

Schedule of Events

See Activities Calendar

Prerequisites to Participation

Dates of Participation

August to November