Head Coach
Mrs. Dirst
Assistant Coaches:  
Mr. Gasick, Mrs. McCarthy, Ms. Key, Mrs. Smith

If you are interested in joining the Highland Cross country team this coming year, there will be an informational meeting on THursday,  August 29th.  If  you cannot make the meeting, you can contact Mrs. Dirst.  In order to begin practicing with the team, every student will need a current physical on file (395 days) and a signed permission slip, which can be found online or you can get one at the organizational meeting.


Cross Country Camp

If you are interested in getting ready for the fall Cross Country season, here is some camp information for two Highland Alum!

XC Camp

For more info, the link can be found HERE.

Map of Butterfield Home Course

Map of Adler Course- Lakeside Conference Tournament


 2024 Schedule of Meets​ 

Meets will be added until fall of 2024
All of our home meets will be held at Butterfield School beginning at approximately 4:30pm.

Bus transportation will be provided to all meets, home or away.  If an athlete or parent prefers, the athlete may take bus transportation back to Highland after the meet is over as well. If they prefer to leave with a parent or other authorized pick-up person, they may do so if they have been signed out with the coach.


Friday, September 13- Hawthorn Invitational- 4:15 @ Vernon Hills High School

Tuesday, September 17- Home meet @ Butterfield (boys team will run first) with Northwood, Oak Grove, Lake Bluff, Sandburg, and North Star.

Wednesday, September 18 - Away @ Millburn Middle School with Millburn and Edgewood.

Monday, September 23 - Away @ Millburn with Millburn, Oak Grove, Northwood, Deer Path, ad Lake Bluff

Wednesday, September 25- Home meet @ Butterfield (girls team will run first) with Oak Grove, Edgewood, Deer Path  Millburn, and North Star.

Thursday, September 26 - Away @ Carl Sandburg with Sandburg, and Edgewood.

Tuesday, October 1 Home meet @ Butterfield (boys team will run first) with Northwood, Deer Path, Lake Bluff, Edgewood, and North Star.

Lakeside Conference Meet: Monday, October 7th- Adler Park
Sectional Tournament: Saturday, October 12th- Location TBD
State Tournament: Saturday, October 19th,  Maxwell Park, Normal, IL