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 perfecto of our faith, Jesus.  Strength in faith fosters continued physical and emotional development for students that leads them to be successful athletes and members of the LHS community.  LHS cross country has been represented at the MSHSAA state meet for 11 consecutive years including 2 individual state championships, 19 individual All-State finishes, and 4 Top 4 finishes as a team.  The past 10 years have also seen the cross country program win 8 AAA Conference team championships and 6 MSHSAA District team championships as well as numerous individual Conference and District Champions. In 2020 the Boys team finished 2nd in the MSHSAA State Championships.

Elizabeth Fruend - Varsity Head Coach 

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….

Team Highlights

  • State Final Four Appearances

    2nd Place: 2020

    3rd Place: 2008, 2012
    4th Place: 2007, 2010, 2011



  • District Championships

    2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2020