Cross Country

Program Philosophy

As a cross county program, we are committed to the four pillars of Totino-Grace High School. We strive to find a balance among Faith, Community, Service and Learning. It is understood that all four of these pillars can and will be expressed during the cross country season. 

We are a no cut program, and encourage all ability and experience levels. The goal of cross country at Totino-Grace is to help young people learn the valuable life skills which competitive sports can offer. Cross country will teach the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, dedication, persistence and good work ethic throughout the athlete's entire life.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach Conor Wells

Coach Conor Wells has been coaching distance running at Totino Grace since the fall of 2016, serving as assistant cross country and track coach for the 2016 and 2017 seasons and as head distance coach during the 2018 track season. The fall of 2018 will be his first season as head coach of the cross country program. 

Coach Wells has a strong background in distance running. After running at and graduating from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2011, Coach Wells competed at Drake University and has been competing post-collegiately. He is currently working to obtain a license to teach and a Master of Education in secondary mathematics from the University of Minnesota.

Coaching Staff

Adam Braun Assistant Coach
Anthony Kelly Assistant Coach
Taylor McDonald Assistant Coach


Cross Country News

Como Relays

Emilie Meyer and Josh Hadzima from the TG cross country team ran at the Como Relays last night and won the high school co-ed division. Attached is a picture of the two after their victory sporting their prizes, stylish Como Relays Trucker hats!

Orono Twilight Invitational

The boys team won the two mile race at the Orono Twilight with five finishers in the top 10, led by Marshall Loveland, who won the race. John Nord led the team in the boys 5k race with an 8th place finish in a new personal best of 17:28. Emilie Meyer closed out the night by winning the girls 5k race in a time of 19:17.