Co-Ed Cross Country

Welcome to the Co-Ed Cross Country team at STEM School Highlands Ranch. Here, you’ll find all the information you’ll need about Spartan Cross Country.

Cross Country News

Cross Country Schedule


8/19/2021 Jack & Jill Relays Barr Lake State Park (Brighton) 5:30 p.m. Recap
8/21/2021 Peak to Peak XC Invite Peak to Peak HS (Lafayette) Arrival: 7:30 a.m.

Boys Varsity: 9 a.m.

Girls Varsity: 9:30 a.m.

Boys JV/Open: 10 a.m.

Girls JV/Open: 10:30 a.m.

8/28/2021 Steve Lohman XC Invite Cherry Creek State Park (Aurora) 7:30 a.m. – Arrive at meet

9 a.m. – Boys Frosh/Soph Race (unlimited entries)

9:05 a.m. – Girls Frosh/Soph Race (unlimited entries)

9:35 a.m. – Boys Varsity Race (7 entries only)

9:40 a.m. – Girls Varsity Race (7 entries only)

10:10 a.m. – Boys Open Race (unlimited entries)10:15 a.m. – Girls Open Race (unlimited entries)

10:50 a.m. – Awards Presentation

9/3/2021 Arapahoe Warrior XC Invite deKoevend Park (Centennial) 2:30 p.m. – Arrive at deKoevend Park
4 p.m. – Open Fresh/Soph BOYS
4:20 p.m. – Open Fresh/Soph GIRLS
4:50 p.m. – Varsity BOYS
5:10 p.m. – Varsity GIRLS
5:40 p.m. – Open Junior/Senior BOYS
6 p.m. – Open Junior/Senior GIRLS
Awards follow
9/11/2021 Liberty Bell XC Invite Heritage HS (Littleton) 7:00 am – Arrive
9:30 am – Division 3 BOYS
9:33 am – Division 3 GIRLS
**NOTE: Arrive early as roads leading to the school will be closed for the races
9/17/2021 Arvada West XC Invite Stenger Soccer Complex (Arvada) 1:45 p.m. – Arrive
2:45 p.m. – Coach’s Meeting
3:15 p.m. – Boys Varsity
3:45 p.m. – Girls Varsity
4:15 p.m. – Boys Open
4:45 p.m. – Girls Open
9/24/2021 Dave Sanders XC Invite Clement Park (Littleton) 1:45 p.m. – Arrive
3:40 p.m. – Div 2 VAR Boys
3:45 p.m. – Div 2 VAR Girls
5 p.m. – Div 2 OPEN Boys
5:05 p.m. – Div 2 OPEN Girls
6:20 p.m. – Awards
10/1/2021 Thornton XC Invite Thornton Rec Center (108th and Colorado Blvd. Park at the Rec Center or the parking lots located off of 112th Avenue and Madison Street) Arrive – 1 p.m.
Coaches meeting – 2 p.m.
Boys Open – 2:30 p.m.
Girls Open – 2:40 p.m.
Boys Varsity – 3:30 p.m.
Girls Varsity – 4:10 p.m.
Awards – 5:10 p.m.
10/8/2021 Pat Amato XC Invite Northwest Open Space (Northglenn) Coach Meeting – 1 p.m.
Boys JV – 1:30 p.m.
Girls JV – 2 p.m.
Boys Varsity – 2:30 p.m.
Girls Varsity – 3 p.m.
Boys Open – 3:30 p.m.
Girls Open – 4:15 p.m.
10/14/2021 Confluence League XC Championships Central Park (8801 MLK Jr. Drive Denver 80238) Varsity Girls – 4:00 pm
Varsity Boys – 4:30 pm
10/16/21 Foothills League XC Championship Memorial Park (8001 W. 59th Avenue Arvada 80004) Coaches Meeting: 7:15
Boys: 8:00
Girls 8:45
Awards 9:45

Coaching Staff

Chris Smith
Chris Smith
High School Social Studies Teacher/Cross Country & Track and Field Head Coach

Team Policies

Athletes are expected to be at all practices the week prior to a meet. If you will not be at practice for any reason, please email Coach Smith well in advance. If you know you will be absent for a meet, let Coach Smith know well in advance-it saves a lot of paperwork/changes the day of a meet. In the case of an emergency the day of/during a meet, use Remind. If you are not at practice the 2 days prior to a race, Coach Smith reserves the right to move you to a different race or remove you from competition for that week.


In an effort to help ensure the safety of athletes while at meets (tornadoes/lightning/time changes) we will be using the Remind App from here on. Click the button below to access the link FOR ATHLETES AND PARENTS to join.

Remind is used by many teams to communicate with parents, athletes, coaches, etc. In accordance with DCSD policy, if you would like to opt OUT of your student using Remind, please send me an email with “OPT OUT” in the Subject Line. If you have no issues with your student receiving information via Remind, then there is nothing you have to do!

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