Cross Country (Boys and Girls Teams)

  • Summer Training 2019


    We just finished strong cross country and track seasons. We have seniors heading into college with scholarships and we want to keep that momentum going!

    Make sure to come to the summer team runs and go into the upcoming season in  shape and with high expectations!

    Tuesdays and Thursday beginning June 11th at the Mesa Ridge track at 7:30AM

    Wear a quality pair of running shoes and bring water, lots of water!

    *If you are new to XC, don't worry. The coaches will start you off easy. Workouts are differentiated to the individual fitness level of each runner. 

    *You can join XC to get into shape and build your cardio for another sport. XC is great for wrestling, basketball, swimming, track, or any sport that require stamina and endurance


    2019 Schedule

    The 2019 schedule is in the process of being finalized. We will be going to Alamosa for a meet and then spending the afternoon at the Sand Dunes! Canon City will be running their meet at the Royal Gorge again. Regionals will be in Montrose. Plan on racing in some cool places across Colorado this year.


    Join the team remind text message blast by texting @kaeac to 81010. 

    If you have questions or would like to join the team,  contact Coach Burgess at


    Running Gear

    It is import to wear quality running shoes to avoid injury and train more efficently. There are many great running specialty stores in Colorado Spring. Runners Roost, Colorado Running Company,  and Boulder Running Company have great products, knowledgeable staff, and offer discounts if  you tell them you are a XC runner at Mesa Ridge.

    There are many good online options such and


    Team/Individual photos  are available to  view and purchase at


    Meet Results can be found on


    Basic Information

    Cross Country is a Fall sport for boys and girls and officially begins in August.

    Training programs are designed and tailored to meet the needs of athletes of all levels.

    All runners need a quality pair of running shoes, comfortable clothing that is suitable for the weather conditions, and a full bottle of water.





    Available at


  • Coaches:

    Head Coach:  

    Carl Burgess

    14th season at Mesa Ridge, 20th season overall

    Assistant Coaches:  

    Ernie DeRubis

    3rd Season

    George Smith

    3rd Season