Cross Country

Welcome to Chaska Hawks Cross Country

We are a competitive distance running program consisting of Varsity, JV, and Middle School levels for both genders. Our season will officially begin on Monday, August 14, 2023. Students must meet both Eastern Carver County School District and Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) eligibility requirements.  

All student-athletes interested in participating in Cross Country must be completely registered with the Chaska High School Athletics Department prior to any participation. 

Tryouts will take place on Monday, August 14th in the Chaska High School Aux Gym at 8AM.


2023 Boys' and Girls' Cross Country 


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Middle School Cross Country grades 7th & 8th
  • The 7th and 8th graders will focus on developing positive running techniques, building relationships with their peers and coaches and mostly just having a good time while developing a passion for running! 
  • We will practice Monday through Friday at the high school from 4pm-5:15pm. 
  • We will race approximately once per week. Races are generally 1.5 miles in length. If a 7th or 8th grader has potential and is looking to race up at the 5k level, it is an option we can look at when the timing is right.
High School Cross Country grades 9th-12th
  • 9th - 12th graders practice Monday through Friday from 3:45-5:30pm and Saturdays from 8:30-10:00am. 
  • All 9th-12th graders race at the 5k level on either JV or Varsity. 
  • We usually race 1 time per week with the exception of a few weeks where we have 2 races. 
  • Cross country running consists of, easy social runs, interval based runs, hill workouts, track workouts, strength training, core work, relays and numerous games!

Championship History: 

Boys Conference Champions 

1987, 2012, 2014

Girls Conference Champions 

1982, 1987, 2014

Boys State Appearances
2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
Girls State Appearances
1982, 1983, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2014


Nate Foss
Boys’ Cross Country – Head Coach
Juan Carlos Motta
Boys’ Cross Country – Assistant Coach
Kristin Weinzierl
Girls’ Cross Country – Head Coach
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Jesse Longley
Girls’ Cross Country – Assistant Coach
Olivia Anderson
Cross Country – Assistant Coach (Middle School)