Cross Country

The cross country program at LHS is centered around growing young people in their faith in Jesus Christ.  Daily prayer, team devotions and a team retreat every season help to keep the focus on the author and perfector of our faith, Jesus.  Strength in faith fosters continued physical and emotional development for students that leads them to be sucessful athletes and members of the LHS community.  LHS cross country has been represented at the MSHSAA state meet for 10 consecutive years including 2 individual state championships, 17 individual All-State finishes, and 4 Top 4 finishes as a team.  The past 10 years have also seen the cross country program win 7 AAA Conference team championships and 5 MSHSAA District team championships as well as numerous individual Conference and District Champions.

Elizabeth Fruend - Varsity Head Coach

fruend@lhssc.org 

LHS Alumnus, Elizabeth Fruend (ne Burch), is excited to be a part of the Cougar XC coaching staff. Elizabeth currently teaches Geography, Physical Education, and Health, at LHS. Elizabeth is the faculty representative for Cougar Archery, and is a head coach for the LHS Track and Field team….

We appreciate her competitive attitude, with a smile. She is active personally, having run in 12 half marathons, and continues to run before most of us are awake early in the mornings. Elizabeth is a graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin, where she was a four -year varsity starter for the women’s basketball team and an all-conference player.  Elizabeth is married to Rick who is also an alumni of Lutheran High, they have three children; Joshua a senior, Julia a junior and Travis a freshman. 

Team Highlights

  • State Final Four Appearances

    Third Place: 2008, 2012
    Fourth Place: 2007, 2010, 2011

     

     

  • District Championships

    2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

     

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